Mooresville Dermatology Center is excited to offer Kybella®, the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin, eliminating the double chin and improving the chin profile.
The aging process brings inevitable and unwelcome changes. Submental fat, or a double chin, is an example. According to an online survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, fat below the chin is one of the top five aesthetic concerns among cosmetically oriented patients.
The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps breakdown and absorb dietary fat. Kybella® is injected into the fat beneath the chin, destroying fat cells that can then no longer store or accumulate fat cells. Once a patient achieves the desired aesthetic goal, treatments are no longer required. Patients do not receive more than six treatments and almost half reached their cosmetic goal in less than six treatments.
Each treatment takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete, during which time the patient receives small injections under the chin. The exact number of injections received depends on the amount of fat located under the chin and the patient’s desired aesthetic goal. Treatment appointments are spaced approximately one month apart. Common symptoms after receiving treatment include temporary swelling, bruising or numbness under the chin.
Contact Mooresville Dermatology Center today for a consultation to determine if Kybella® may be the right choice for you.