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, Boerne, New Braunfels, Kenedy, and surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an injection treatment that contains enzymes to destroy fat cells that accumulate under the chin and jawline, commonly referred to as 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 dermatology practitioners. 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 jawline
- No downtime is required, but some swelling to the treated area should be expected
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. Multiple sessions may be required for optimum results.
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 typically last about 48 hours, but can sometimes persist for about a week. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to minimize these symptoms.
How Long Do Kybella® Results Last?
While the enzyme in Kybella® destroys fat cells in the treatment area, 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.
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 dermatology practitioners 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.