Even a small amount of extra fat in the upper neck area may cause the appearance of a double chin that is bothersome to both men and women. The excess pockets of fat beneath the chin (also known as the submental area) may be caused by genetics, weight fluctuations, or aging that leads to a weaker chin and jawline for an undefined profile. Frisco, TX dermatologist Jennifer Dharamsi, M.D. and her team of practitioners are pleased to offer a new method to eliminate neck fat at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kybella is the first nonsurgical procedure for submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is a manmade version of deoxycholic acid that acts as the natural DA in the body to break down and absorb fat. Once it's injected below the chin, you may see a noticeable reduction in the volume of fat. When the fat is eliminated, the cells do not reform so you are able to enjoy your new slimmer profile and clear jawline for years to come. Call our office in Frisco, TX to schedule a consult with Dr. Dharamsi or one of our skilled practitioners to learn more.
The best patients for Kybella treatments have additional fat in the upper neck (submental area) that causes unwanted fullness or a double chin. This injection addresses stubborn sections of fat that cannot be minimized with usual weight loss methods due to genetics, aging, or other conditions. If you are at or near a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not worked to remove the fat in your neck, Kybella may be the right procedure for your needs.
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Kybella is completed during an in-office appointment. Dr. Dharamsi or one of our skilled injectors will typically apply a numbing cream to the treated area, if preferred, after the skin is cleansed. The procedure takes about 15 – 20 minutes, which includes multiple small injections targeting the submental area. Some patients may need one treatment to achieve their desired goal while other patients may require several treatments spaced 3 – 4 weeks apart at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center.
What to Expect
Kybella treatments do not require anesthesia so you can leave the office as soon as you feel comfortable to resume your usual activities. You may experience temporary swelling, numbness, or bruising beneath your chin; however, this should not last longer than 2 – 3 days. Call Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center immediately if you are feeling any unusual side effects, like facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or if your smile is uneven. While the fat cells that are destroyed do not return, the cells that remain can get larger so you must maintain a steady weight after your Kybella injections to prevent new pockets of fat from forming. Optimal results following this treatment leave your neck looking tighter and slimmer, and your profile will be more defined.Considerations
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Kybella cost?
Your costs for Kybella will depend on the number of sessions you need. During your consultation, a customized Kybella treatment plan will be developed to fit your budget and goals. A team member can also talk about payment options with you during your consultation.
How does Kybella work?
The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, works to break down fat cells in the submental area. After they are destroyed, these cells will not grow back. Therefore, additional treatments should not be necessary once you have finished.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Currently, Kybella can only be used to treat the submental area. Kybella has been proven to effectively reduce the look of a double chin. Kybella hasn't been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use on any other areas of the body.
Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
There are a few factors that could make you ineligible to receive a Kybella treatment. You must be over the age of 18 years old, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and cannot have any infection at the treatment site. Prior to the procedure being performed, you should share any health concerns and your medical history with your injector so they can decide if you can safely receive Kybella.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
In your consultation, a customized Kybella treatment plan will be developed to meet your goals. Typically, patients receive between 2 – 4 Kybella treatments before achieving their goals. Kybella injections must also be spaced about one month apart. You should not get more than six treatments.
Reduce Neck Fat Today
Even if everyone else in your family tree has to conceal their hereditary double chin, it doesn't mean you have to. Schedule an appointment with dermatologist Jennifer Dharamsi, M.D. to learn more about the revolutionary Kybella treatments at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center in Frisco, TX. Minimize neck fat so you can get a strong jawline today.