Although wrinkles and fine lines are often the most prevalent signs of aging in the skin, a loss of volume in the midface can also lead to the cosmetically displeasing appearance of submental fat, or a “double chin.” Las Vegas Laser and Lipo now offers Kybella™ injections to restore definition and natural contours to the chin.
What is Kybella™?
Excess fat in the chin can not only lead to self-consciousness, it is also difficult to target with diet and exercise alone. Kybella™ is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment to tone this area without surgery or downtime.
Kybella™ is comprised of deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in your body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When directly injected into the fatty areas of the chin, Kybella™ permanently disables fat cells so they are no longer able to store or accumulate fat.
The number of injections you will receive in one session depends on the severity of your condition, and your cosmetic goals will be discussed with Dr. Zimmerman prior to treatment in order to optimize your results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella™?
Submental fat accumulation can happen in both men and women and can be caused by significant weight gain and genetics in addition to aging. Kybella™ is not a replacement for diet and exercise, nor is it a weight loss solution. Individuals interested in Kybella™ treatment should:
- Be in overall good health
- Have no contraindicating medical conditions
- Already maintain a stable body weight
- Have realistic cosmetic goals and expectations
During your consultation with our medical team, these factors will be discussed and a customized treatment plan will be created for you to help you realize your goals.
Is Kybella™ Safe?
Kybella™ has been clinically tested worldwide and has a proven safety profile. The most common side effects include bruising, swelling, redness and itching at injection sites. Possible complications, although rare, do occur in a small percentage of patients and will be discussed with you prior to you treatment.
When Will I See Results?
Depending on your desired chin profile, a series of injections is administered during each session, and up to six sessions are typically recommended. Fat cells are permanently disabled, but results can be affected by weight gain, pregnancy, and the natural aging process.
Contact Las Vegas Laser and Lipo today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out if you are a candidate for Kybella™.