Surgery or liposuction aren't the only ways to get rid of fat under your chin. Kybella injections offer an effective alternative if you have moderate to severe fat deposits. Kybella is just one of the cosmetic procedures and treatments offered by the dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists in Morristown, Mt. Arlington and Bridgewater, NJ.
Kybella treatment eliminates fat cells
During Kybella treatment, deoxycholic acid is injected under your skin. The injections contain a synthetic form of the acid, which your body produces naturally to absorb fat. Exposure to the acid destroys fat cells on contact. Once the cells are gone, they can't return. The destroyed fat cells are eliminated from your body over the next two or three weeks.
Treatment is quick and effective
Kybella treatment generally takes about 15 minutes, although treatment time can vary depending on the amount of fat under your chin. Before the treatment, our dermatologist may apply a topical numbing cream to your face. After identifying and marking the treatment areas, they will inject Kybella at multiple points under your chin.
Although you'll probably begin to see a difference in your chin about a week after your first treatment, you may need several Kybella sessions for best results. Kybella treatments are usually scheduled one month apart.
After your treatment, you may notice a little redness, pain, swelling, numbness or bruising at the injection sites. These symptoms are usually mild and only last a week or two. Swelling can make the area under the chin look even larger immediately after treatment. Fortunately, swelling usually goes away within a day or two of your injections. You can resume your usual activities as soon as you leave your skin doctor's office.
Is Kybella a good choice for you?
You may be a good candidate for Kybella treatment if:
- You're 18 years old or older and in good health.
- You are unhappy with the appearance of the area under your chin.
- You have a double chin or extra fat under your chin, even though you're at a healthy weight.
- You want to avoid surgery or liposuction.
Would you like to get rid of stubborn fat under your chin without surgery? Kybella may be the perfect solution for you. Call the dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists in Morristown, Mt. Arlington and Bridgewater, NJ, at (973) 267-0300 to schedule an appointment.