New Product Alert: Our office is now offering a treatment for your double chin!
Recently approved by the FDA, KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, contours and improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin.”
Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain; it is often resistant to diet and exercise alone. According to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly as many consumers are bothered by submental fullness (68%) as by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (71%).
KYBELLA™ is a completely non-surgical procedure. When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and formation of small areas of firmness around the treatment area. KYBELLA™ can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. That is why it is important to select a physician that is experienced in Kybella injection and understands the anatomy of the lower face and neck.
Frequently asked questions
How many treatments are required? 2-4 injections about one month apart are all that are needed.
Is it painful? A small amount of local anesthetic is injected prior to treatment. After that there is little or no pain.
How long does a treatment take? The treatment takes approximately 20 minutes.
What is the approximate cost? The cost of the procedure varies according to the number of treatments required. Average cost is $2,500-$4,000.
For more information call us for an appointment (314.878.8600) or visit www.mykybella.com.
(Brock Ridenour, MD is a member of the Kybella Speakers Bureau)