Having extra fat under your chin makes you look heavy and older. Kybella® is a non-surgical option for treating a double chin and reducing the fat. Texas Dermatology offers Kybella® for men and women in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels, and other areas of Texas.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an injection treatment that contains enzymes to destroy fat cells that accumulate under the chin and jaw line to create a double chin. You may have this type of submental fullness even though you are near your ideal weight. The injections reduce the fat in as little as four months.
How Much Does Kybella® Cost?
Kybella® works by introducing enzymes into the fat layer, and the amount of product that is needed varies by patient. We can discuss the cost of your Kybella® injections after you are evaluated by one of our dermatologists. We do accept CareCredit® for financing the cost of Kybella® injections.
What Are the Benefits of Kybella®?
- Designed specifically for excess fat that causes a double chin
- Does not cause scarring
- Gradually reduces excess fat under the chin and along the jaw line
- No downtime is required
Am I a Candidate for Kybella®?
Kybella® works best in men and women who have submental fullness that is caused by genetics versus excess fat that is due to being overweight. Our dermatologists are trained in techniques to identify the type of submental fullness that will respond to Kybella® injections. If you are interested in Kybella®, contact us to schedule a consultation.
How is Kybella® Performed?
Kybella® is injected into several areas of your double chin, and a series of injections is needed to eliminate the fat cells. The needle that we use is very thin, and patients can typically tolerate the procedure comfortably. If you are uneasy about needles or injections, we can numb the skin.
What is the Recovery Like After Kybella®?
Your upper neck may feel tender, and you may notice some localized swelling around each injection site. You may also have some minor bruising. The symptoms last only 24 to 48 hours, and we can make some recommendations about how to alleviate any discomfort. No downtime or aftercare is needed.
How Long Do Kybella® Results Last?
The enzyme in Kybella® destroys fat cells in the treatment area, and we advise our patients that the procedure will not prevent new fat from developing in the untreated areas of the upper neck. You should continue to live a healthy lifestyle to maintain your contoured neck and chin area. Aging will also change how your neck looks, and you may need surgery at some point.
How Do I Find Kybella® Doctors Near Me?
Dr. John Browning is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He leads a team of expert dermatologists who work with patients of all ages in San Antonio, Kenedy, New Braunfels and the surrounding areas of Texas, including children, adolescents, and adults. If you want to know more about Kybella® for a double chin, contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Alamo Heights, Dominion, Kenedy, Mission Trail, and New Braunfels.