KYBELLA® - Reduce Your Double Chin
Questions & Answers
Am I a candidate for Kybella?
If you have had a prior surgical procedure or have scarring in the area below the chin you may not be a candidate for KYBELLA® . If you have any bleeding problems, have trouble swallowing or have had any medical conditions in or near the neck area you may not be a candidate for KYBELLA® . Additionally you should not have Kybella if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. As KYBELLA® has not been studied in children under 18 years of age, we do not treat children.
If none of these conditions apply to you and you have unwanted submental fat (double chin) then you would be a good candidate for KYBELLA® . Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation!
How many treatments will I need to achieve results?
You will likely see results with a single treatment. Most patients, however, require 2-3 treatments separated by 4-6 weeks for optimal results.
Aloe Dermatology and Keith Llewellyn MD are proud to be among the first dermatology practices in Santa Barbara to offer KYBELLA® a new FDA approved non-surgical treatment for submental fullness (more commonly known as the “double chin”).
How It Helps
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) is a naturally occurring, fat dissolving compound that is injected into the submental area fat. KYBELLA® destroys unwanted fat cells in the treated area and allows us to improve your chin’s profile and contour. Finally, there is a new, exciting, non-surgical option to permanently reduce the double chin and improve your chin’s profile.
Diminish your double chin and improve your chin’s contour with KYBELLA®
What to Expect
Treatments typically take 20-30 minutes to perform. No anesthesia is necessary and treatments are well tolerated by most patients. Typically two to four treatments, separated by 6 weeks are required for optimal results.
Common post treatment side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, numbness and areas of hardness or firmness which typically resolve over a few weeks. For most patients, these side effects tend to be more prominent with the first treatment (think dissolving more fat) and lessen with subsequent treatments. More serious, very rare side effects could occur and include, and are not limited to, nerve injury that could result in facial muscle weakness, an uneven smile or difficulty swallowing. Keith Llewellyn M.D. and Kathy Nicassio R.N. have been trained in the art of injection techniques that will optimize results and minimize potential side effects.