The accumulation of excess fat underneath the chin is known as submental fullness, also commonly called a “double chin.” Some people are genetically predisposed to having submental fat while others develop it as they get older and gain more weight.
Kybella is an injectable dermatology treatment that targets fatty deposits underneath the chin. In this procedure, the provider uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections to eliminate fat cells in this location. Kybella treatment does not involve any incisions and requires minimal downtime in a majority of cases.
The FDA has approved Kybella for use in the submental region (beneath the chin).
Suncoast Skin Solutions, led by accomplished board-certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, provides Kybella injections to patients in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and other cities and towns in this region of The Sunshine State.
Ideal candidates for this treatment are over 18 years of age with moderate to severe fatty deposits under the chin. These individuals want to reduce the effect of a double chin, without having to under surgery.
According to a 2015 consumer survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67 percent people feel unhappy about under chin or neck fat. At present, Kybella is the only injectable treatment to have received FDA’s approval for the treatment of submental fat.
How does Kybella work?
The body naturally produces a bile acid known as deoxycholic acid to absorb fat. Kybella injectable includes a synthetic form of this acid. After Kybella is injected, the deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells underneath the chin to ensure that this area cannot store fat in the future.
It is vital to choose a qualified medical professional to administer Kybella injections as this acid can destroy other normal cells as well.
Prior to this medical spa treatment, the injection provider will highlight the injection areas using a marker and may apply a topical numbing cream or cold compress to make the treatment more comfortable.
A patient usually receives 20 to 30 injections under the chin. The total number of injections can go up to 50. Once it has been injected, the acid slowly destroys the fat cells which the body absorbs naturally over the next few weeks.
Each patient requires a different number of treatment sessions depending on their unique requirements. They may require many treatment sessions for ideal outcomes. The patient can receive up to six Kybella treatments spaced at least one month apart.
What to Expect after Kybella?
The medical professional should create a treatment plan depending on the patient’s specific needs. A majority of patients need more than one Kybella treatment session to attain their desired cosmetic goals.
Clinical research studies indicate that most people who have received Kybella injections attain noticeable improvements in about two to four treatments. Almost 59 percent of the participants required six treatments to attain desirable results.
The results can last for a long time after the deoxycholic acid eliminates the fat cells in the chin area. After this treatment, fat cells cannot store any more fat. Therefore, patients usually do not need any further treatment.
Patients experience some inflammation, bruising or numbness beneath the chin after Kybella treatment. It is important to inform the treatment provider immediately if the patient develops unusual symptoms such as an uneven smile or weakness in the facial muscles.
Dr. Ewanowski’s advanced skin care clinic receives patients from Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and other towns and cities in this majestic part of the country
SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.