The Double Chin Eliminator: Kybella Explained

KYBELLA-Patient-Before-and-After-Female-Side-ViewDouble trouble. That certainly is the truth when it comes to your chin. No one likes the look of excess fullness beneath the face, yet millions of Americans suffer from the dreaded double chin and do nothing to correct or eliminate it.

Thankfully, we live in an age of medical miracles, with emerging technology and scientific advancements enabling the blind to see, the paralyzed to walk, and the deaf to hear. Ailments, infections, diseases and disorders that used to be life-threatening sometimes now seem less hazardous than a case of the hiccups.

Okay, well maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but the point is that all of this incredible advancement has also afforded us with opportunities to correct some of our less than likable physical conditions. From excess fat to unwanted hair growth, today’s technology has made making peace with our bodies a little easier.

Eliminating the double chin is no exception. The recent introduction and use of deoxycholic acid, known also as Kybella, has provided displeased individuals worldwide a safe, easy, and effective way to get rid of that fickle flesh just below the jaw.

What is Kybella?

If you haven’t yet heard of deoxycholic acid or Kybella, you likely will in the near future. The first of its kind, Kybella is an innovative, non-invasive injectable treatment method for the removal of excess fatty flesh on the neck commonly known as the “double chin”.

How It Works

The clinically-proven use of deoxycholic acid to target and eliminate fat deposits in the neck involves a series of multiple injections applied around the neck and face over a period of time. The injections contain a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance found within the body that facilitates the breakdown and absorption of fat cells. Use of Kybella acts as a way to target and eliminate cells permanently, which means the results are long-term.

The Treatment Process

Kybella is administered only by trained medical professionals and consists of a series of 15 to 20 minute sessions in which multiple injections are directly applied to the targeted areas. An initial consultation prior to each session will help you and your doctor determine the specifics of your treatment. The sessions will take place no sooner than four to six weeks between each, and the total number of sessions will again depend on your individual assessment.  However, often no more than 2 – 4 sessions total is recommended.

Because the procedure is non-invasive, it’s practically pain-free with zero physical down time.  Patients only experience slight bruising, numbness, and/or swelling visible after each visit.

Over time, your body resolves the swelling, revealing a slimmer, more youthful neck.

What makes Kybella especially great is that results are permanent.  The fat destroyed by Kybella will never return.

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Meet the Doctor

Lawrence Osman, MD

Lawrence Osman, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and liposuction surgeon in Los Angeles specializing in minimally invasive techniques such as liposuction using local anesthesia. He has offices in the Los Angeles area in both Northridge and Calabasas.   Visit www.drosman.com to learn more.