Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are excited to offer Kybella, the brand-new non-invasive chin fat reduction treatment from Kythera Biopharmaceuticals. Kybella is the very first injectable treatment for chin fat to be approved by the FDA. Liposuction used to be the only effective way to eliminate chin fat, but many people can’t or don’t want to spare the time needed for recovery from liposuction. For these people, there were no other alternatives until now. With Kybella, submental chin fat can be treated non-invasively, with minimal recovery time needed.

chin fat removal experts oceansideCosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego has played an integral role in the development of Kybella, with our dermatologists conducting the treatment’s clinical trial and Dr. Mitchel Goldman testifying before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its approval. As such, we have some of the greatest experience with Kybella and are able to provide this groundbreaking double chin treatment with far more experience than is available in most dermatology clinics across the country.

If you or a loved one is interested in Kybella or other fat reduction treatments, get in touch with Cosmetic Laser Dermatology near Oceanside today by calling (858) 365-3623 or filling out the online contact form. Through a consultation with an experienced dermatologist, you can find out what chin fat treatment plan is best for your unique needs.

What is this New Procedure?

Kybella is an injectable treatment made from deoxycholic acid that has just been FDA approved. It works by targeting and killing submental fat cells, which are then naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body. It has been proven safe and effective in clinical trials involving over 1200 people. Kybella is the perfect non-invasive alternative to liposuction for people who want to contour their chin fat area without needing to undergo anesthesia or spend weeks recovering from treatment.

The Kybella procedure itself is very short, generally taking around 20 to 30 minutes. A topical numbing cream is applied to the areas to be treated, in order to ensure that patients feel no pain and are as comfortable as possible. The injections are then applied in a pattern unique to the individual, which has been formulated for maximum effectiveness and safety. It is vital to only have Kybella injected by an expert, board-certified dermatologist who has been professionally trained in Kybella usage, such as those at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego. There could be severe consequences if an inexperienced doctor places an injection in the wrong place.

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Who is a Candidate?

Many people suffer from excess fat underneath the chin, which forms a double chin. Double chins can be very difficult to get rid of, especially if a person is at or near their goal weight but still has one. There are no exercises that target chin fat, and people who have a double chin can end up looking heavier and older than they actually are. If you have stubborn excess fat under your chin that you can’t seem to get rid of, you could be a good candidate.

Kybella is aimed to reduce submental fat beneath the chin. It is not FDA approved for other uses and is not recommended for use anywhere besides the chin fat. Treatment is also not a tool for weight loss, but rather a contouring tool designed to reduce fat levels under the chin. In addition, Kybella can only reduce chin fat, not loose, sagging skin. If you are suffering from a sagging “turkey neck,” a skin tightening treatment such as Ulthera is a better choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Kybella is a brand-new treatment, and we know you have questions. We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions about Kybella below.

Q: How does it work?

A: Kybella uses deoxycholic acid injections to target and destroy submental fat cells.

Q: Is it painful?

A: Double chin treatment is not painful because a topical numbing cream is used before performing the injections.

Q: What is the recovery time like?

A: There is minimal recovery time needed after a double chin treatment. Generally, people can resume their everyday activities immediately, although they might want to take a few days off work to allow any swelling or bruising to go down.

Q: What are the side effects?

A: It has minimal side effects which may include swelling, bruising, or numbness at the injection sites.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you have excess fat under your chin that you want to get rid of non-invasively, Kybella could be right for you. Learn more about non-invasive chin fat reduction treatment and schedule your consultation in San Diego and contact us at (858) 365-3623 today!

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