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Kybella™ in Peabody | Boston, MA
The FDA has approved KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, which contours and improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness due to submental fat. 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. Submental fullness is often resistant to diet and exercise, and according to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68 percent of people said they are bothered by their double chin.
KYBELLA™ is a formulation of a naturally occurring-substance (deoxycholic acid) that targets and destroys fat cells in the area where it’s injected. Once those cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Once the aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA™, re-treatment is not expected to be required.
The most common side effects are typically local to the treatment area and most commonly 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.
Talk to Dr. Shanthala to determine if KYBELLA™ might be right for you or to learn more about KYBELLA™ visit www.mykybella.com.
At 41, I’m feeling more confident in my appearance than I did before Kybella™. Now, when I look in the mirror, I’m happy with how I look and feel. I don’t feel like I’m trying to hide something anymore.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is submental fullness?
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women.
How does Kybella™ work?
The active ingredient in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
How is Kybella™ administered?
Kybella™ is typically given in a 15 to 20 minute in-office treatment session. Dr. Shanthala will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.
Dr. Shanthala will customize your Kybella™ treatment based on the amount of submental fullness you have and your treatment goals. Together you will decide the treatment plan that is right for you.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients treated with Kybella™ experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve results. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with Kybella™ again.
Is there downtime?
For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.
If you’re looking to reduce submental fullness or double chin with Kybella™ performed by a physician in and around Peabody and Boston, request a consultation online, or contact us at (978) 854-5035 to schedule your appointment.