There is a new treatment for your double chin! The FDA has approved KYBELLATM (deoxycholic acid) injection, which contours and improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness due to submental fat. Often resistant to diet and exercise, submental fullness, also known as “double chin,” can affect adult women and men of all ages and weights, and is influenced by multiple factors, including aging and genetics.
Kybella is a formulation of a naturally occurring-substance (deoxycholic acid) that targets and destroys fat cells in the area where it’s injected. After those cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. It may take up to 3 treatments to achieve the desired aesthetic response with Kybella, but once achieved, re-treatment is not expected to be required.
The most common side effects are typically local to the treatment area and may include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, tingling, hardness and redness. Kybella can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. Because of these risks, M.D. Laser Studio uses a nerve stimulator to help avoid the marginal mandibular nerve. And to make the experience more tolerable, we offer a unique approach to pain control with every treatment. We call it Comfortable Kybella.
Call 704-664-4247 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Andy to determine if KYBELLA™ might be right for you!