Kybella is a fairly new, FDA-approved injectable that can help get rid of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as a double chin or turkey neck. Candidates for Kybella include men and women who have neck fat that may be caused by the aging process, genetics, or weight gain. Kybella is made with deoxycholic acid, which is a chemical naturally produced by the body that helps digest fat cells. Kybella rapidly destroys fat and prevents fat from accumulating in the future. The results of Kybella are expected to be indefinite. Once the fat has been digested, those cells can no longer rebuild fat, so no treatments will be needed in later years.
Many patients like that Kybella treatments are completely noninvasive and nonsurgical, yet the results are significant. Treatments are administered in our office and take less than an hour. The effects of Kybella are cumulative. Depending on a person’s needs, between two and six sessions are required to achieve maximum results. Treatments are spaced between four and six weeks apart.
During each Kybella treatment, many tiny injections will be applied with a small needle directly into a patient’s neck. Your desired outcome and how much fat there is under the chin dictates the exact number of injections that will be needed. There is mild discomfort from the injection and the chemical going into the skin, but most people tolerate the procedure easily. Numbing creams and ice packs are used to help ease any discomfort the procedure causes. For a day or two following the injection, there can be swelling, redness, or mild bruising.
Kybella injections are a viable alternative to liposuction or chin lift surgery. It improves definition, contour, and defines the jaw line. Patients are reporting positive results. Dr. Khosh, dual board certified, offers this groundbreaking treatment in our office on Park Avenue in New York City. To learn more about how Kybella can help you, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Khosh.