If you are self-conscious of your double chin or are looking for a way to tighten and sculpt the skin of your neck, Kybella® may be the solution you’ve been hoping for. The first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for submental fat (double chin), Kybella® works by breaking down fat cells in a targeted area and preventing them from reoccurring. We are proud to offer this nonsurgical alternative at Renew You MD in Houston and Lake Jackson. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
What is Submental Fat?
Submental fullness is the accumulation of fat beneath the chin. It can be a source of embarrassment and shame in many women, and even general weight loss may not affect the presence of a “double chin.” By using a targeted non-surgical treatment, our medical team can help you to eliminate these troublesome fat zones once and for all.
How Does Kybella® Work?
The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid. This is a substance found naturally in your body, where it works to break down and absorb dietary fat. Kybella® treatments utilize this ability to target and eliminate troublesome fat areas.
When a concentrated solution of synthetic deoxycholic acid is injected into problem areas of your body, it will get work immediately targeting and destroying fat cells without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. Once destroyed, these fat cells will not return; this makes Kybella’s results long-lasting and highly effective.
What Can I Expect from Kybella® Treatment?
Kybella® treatments are fast and minimally invasive. We will make several small injections into the target area beneath the chin, ensuring that the Kybella® has access to the fat cells that must be destroyed. Each treatment will last approximately 15 to 20 minutes. After treatment, you may experience some mild bruising or swelling, but symptoms generally resolve on their own very quickly.
Because each patient is different, the total number of sessions required will vary from one person to the next. You may require anywhere from one to six Kybella® treatments, spaced one month apart from each other, for maximum results.
Is Kybella® Right for Me?
Kybella® is a relatively new treatment, but it has been shown to be safe and effective when administered by an experienced doctor. However, it is not right for everyone.
The best way to know whether Kybella® is the right treatment for your needs is to speak with your doctor. The team at ReNew You MD can help you to understand your options and decide whether Kybella® or another treatment is the right course of action for reducing the appearance of neck fat and helping you to look and feel your best.