Kybella - Double Chin Treatment in Albany, NY
Submental fullness, or excess fat underneath the chin, is a cosmetic concern for many people of all ages. The American Academy of Dermatology conducted a survey that found a surprising 67 percent of participants were bothered by excess fat under their chin.
Weight gain certainly causes submental fullness. However, for some people, weight has nothing to do with chin fat. Uncontrollable factors, like genetics and the natural effects of aging, can cause people that are otherwise lean and fit to develop submental fullness. As a result, the entire face looks heavy.
Thanks to a breakthrough injectable treatment called Kybella, Albany plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Barach can help anyone that is unhappy with submental fullness enjoy a leaner and more sculpted chin and jawline without surgery.
Though it was only approved by the FDA in 2015, Dr. Barach is already seeing incredible results in his Kybella patients and fielding numerous inquiries from interested candidates.
With just a few treatment sessions, Kybella destroys unwanted fat and creates a slimmer and more attractive facial profile. Treatment does not require incisions, anesthesia or recovery downtime.
The product contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps the body break down and absorb fat. Injecting Kybella into targeted areas beneath the chin destroys fat cells. After treatment, the cells can no longer regenerate. Within a few weeks, the chin starts looking slimmer and the facial profile noticeably improves.
How to Know if Kybella Is Right for You
Anyone interested in eliminating fat under the chin with Kybella should meet with Dr. Barach for a consultation and examination. Generally, suitable candidates for Kybella are over the age of 18 and bothered by excess fat underneath the chin. Perhaps genetic factors or the natural effects of aging have contributed to the problem, and even with weight management techniques, the fat won’t budge.
The specific treatment plan varies, depending on the exact needs of the patient. Dr. Barach will examine your chin and profile and recommend the number of treatment sessions he believes will deliver your desired results. Most people achieve their desired results in two to four treatment sessions, spaced at least one month apart.
During a treatment session, Dr. Barach may start by applying a numbing cream underneath the chin to keep you comfortable. He will make little marks on and under your chin to guide him. Then, Dr. Barach will inject small amounts of Kybella into the marked locations. Once injected, the Kybella starts to break down the unwanted fat.
Right after treatment, the chin and the area beneath the chin may be swollen, bruised or red. These side effects are temporary and will resolve.
After you have finished the last treatment session and achieved your desired appearance, the results are considered permanent. The fat should not grow back.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Kybella
If you are bothered by submental fullness and want to discuss treating it with Kybella, Dr. Barach would be happy to speak with you. Call or email our office today to schedule an informational consultation.