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KYBELLA ( Deoxycholic Acid)

Reveal your own KYBELLA profile.   Are you bothered by the fullness beneath your chin? Would you like to improve your profile picture without surgery? Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, the unwanted fullness beneath your chin may not go away, and it could make you appear older or heavier than you actually are. Fortunately, KYBELLA can help. KYBELLA is the first and only FDA approved treatment to improve the appearance of fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.  

What can be done about a double chin?

Traditionally a double chin or submental fullness has been treated with a neck lift or liposuction. KYBELLA offers a non-surgical approach to the double chin without downtime. Dr. Zormeier will discuss with you if KYBELLA is the best treatment option for you. 

What is KYBELLA?

It is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps metabolize dietary fat. The fat cell wall is destroyed allowing the fat to be removed from the body. The fat cell membrane is disrupted, the fat cell then releases its fatty contents and the body metabolizes the fatty contents. Destroying fat cells has existed for decades called Mesotherapy. 

How are KYBELLA injections done?

KYBELLA is injected with multiple small injections.  Usually 2 to 3 bottles are used per KYBELLA injection treatment. Sometimes 2 to 3 treatments will get you the results you’re looking for but often 5 to 6 treatments are required for best results. Treatments are usually done on monthly intervals. 

Who is a good candidate for KYBELLA?

KYBELLA is a great option for patients with fullness in the submental ( under the chin) or neck  region that is caused by excess fat. 

How is KYBELLA injected?

KYBELLA is injected directly into the superficial fat of the neck. This is injected by small multiple injections. The needles are ultra fine to minimize pain and bruising. Multiple treatments every 4-6 weeks are generally recommended.  The actual number of treatments required will vary based on the amount of excess fat under the chin. 

Should I worry about excess skin after KYBELLA?

Dr. Zormeier will help you determine if KYBELLA is the best treatment for you. Skin with adequate elasticity will give the best results. If you have a significant amount of excess skin, a facelift may be recommended to give you the results you would like to achieve. 

What is recovery like after KYBELLA?

After treatment, patients can immediately return to normal activities. Patients may experience temporary soreness, bruising, lumps, bumps, or redness of the skin. The area under the neck where KYBELLA was injected will be swollen for several days. 

Are KYBELLA treatments painful?

KYBELLA is well tolerated. The micro needle used for injections minimizes pain and discomfort. Patients may experience a stinging sensation for 10-15 minutes immediately after treatment. 

What are the risks of KYBELLA?

As in all medical treatments, there are risks involved. The risks of KYBELLA are minimized with proper patient selection and proper injection technique. Risks with KYBELLA include weakness to the nerve that moves the lower lip. This side effect is not permanent and is usually caused by swelling of the nerve. Difficulty swelling.  This side effect occurred in 2% of patients in clinical trials and resolved in 2-3 days. When properly injected, these side effects are extremely rare. 

At Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, we offer the latest and most cutting-edge facial treatments to achieve the youthful, natural appearance you desire. 

Please call, text, or email us today for your complimentary consultation. 

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