What is KYBELLA?
Even a small amount of extra fat in the upper throat area can create the appearance of an unwanted double chin. These excess pockets of fat can be caused by weight fluctuations, aging, or genetics and can create an undefined jawline. Jacksonville, FL dermatologist Dr. Mary Pentel is proud to provide a revolutionary method to eliminate neck fat at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), KYBELLA is the first nonsurgical procedure for submental fat. The active component in KYBELLA is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid (DA), which acts similarly to the natural DA in the body to break down and absorb fat cells. After it has been injected below the chin, you may see a visible reduction in the volume of fat. When the fat is removed, the cells will not regenerate, so you can enjoy your new, slim neck and strong jawline for years to come.
Is kybella right for me?
The ideal patients for KYBELLA treatments have excess fat in the upper throat (submental area) that causes a double chin or unwanted volume. This injection targets stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be minimized with usual weight loss methods due to genetics, aging, or several other conditions. If you are near a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not helped to remove the fat in your neck, KYBELLA may be the correct procedure for your needs.
how is kybella administered?
KYBELLA is an outpatient procedure that is performed on-site in one of our private treatment rooms. Dr. Pentel may apply a numbing cream to the treatment area if requested after cleaning the skin. The procedure takes 15 – 20 minutes and consists of multiple small injections into the upper neck area. Some patients may require a single treatment to reach their goal, while others may need a few treatments spaced three weeks apart at Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center.
What happens after my treatment?
After your treatment, you may notice swelling, bruising, or numbness beneath your chin, but this shouldn't last longer than a couple of days. Contact Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center immediately if you feel any unusual symptoms, including facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or uneven facial expressions. While the destroyed fat cells do not regenerate, the remaining cells can grow larger, so you should maintain a stable weight after your KYBELLA injections to prevent new pockets of fat from developing. Optimal results will reveal a slimmer and more defined neckline.
Reduce Neck Fat Today
Do you have stubborn submental fat that has created a double-chin? Reach out to Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center in Jacksonville, FL to learn more about how to safely and effectively reduce chin fat without surgery. KYBELLA is an excellent solution that has helped countless patients achieve their cosmetic goals.