If you’re struggling with the appearance of a double chin, you may want to consider Kybella® – the only injectable treatment that can eliminate fat. Baldone Reina Dermatology is proud to offer this treatment to residents of the Northshore, Covington, New Orleans and Mandeville, LA.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is the first and only injectable treatment that is FDA-approved for the treatment of submental fullness, otherwise known as a double chin. The Kybella® formula is composed of deoxycholic acid, a substance found in the body that aids in breaking down and absorbing fat. When injected into the area under the chin, the Kybella® formula helps the body eliminate fat to enhance the contours of the neck and improve the profile. Kybella® is a popular treatment option because it enables patients to reduce fat under the chin without the use of surgery or other invasive techniques.
How Much Does Kybella® Cost?
If you elect to receive Kybella® at Baldone Reina Dermatology, you will first have a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. During this consultation, we will assess your current condition and your treatment goals in order to determine the best approach for your Kybella® treatment. Once these variables are evaluated, we will be able to provide you with the cost of treatment and any associated fees.
What is the Kybella® Treatment Like?
Before your Kybella® treatment, apply a topical anesthetic 30-45 minutes prior to minimize any discomfort that may occur during the injection process. A topical anesthetic is available for purchase at our office. Injections are then made in and around the area under the chin. The number of injections performed will depend on your unique treatment plan. The Kybella® treatment takes less than 30 minutes, making it a great option for patients with a busy schedule.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following Kybella®?
After your Kybella® treatment, you may experience swelling, bruising or sensitivity in the treatment area. These are common effects of treatment, and typically fade within a few days. Despite these side effects, you will be able to return to work and all other normal activities immediately following your appointment. There is no downtime or recovery period involved with Kybella®.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Kybella®?
Once the Kybella® treatment has been performed, it works to gradually reduce fat under the chin over the following weeks. Patients can expect noticeable results to develop about two to three months after treatment. However, we typically recommend multiple treatment sessions for optimal results, with some patients needing as many as six Kybella® treatments. The results from Kybella® are permanent, as fat is completely eliminated from the chin and neck area. Patients are encouraged to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits to ensure their results last as long as possible.
If you are interested in trying Kybella®, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at Baldone Reina Dermatology. Kybella® is also used to eliminate stubborn areas of fat in areas such as around the bra, thighs and jowls. We offer Kybella® and other injectable treatments to patients living in New Orleans, Slidell, Covington and the nearby areas in Louisiana.