Kybella™ is FDA approved, safe and effective way to treat double chin. Up until now the only way to address double chin was by surgery with neck liposuction or a neck lift. With Kybella™ Dr. Supriya Tomar can now improve the appearance of your neck without surgery. Kybella™ received FDA approval in May 2015 and soon thereafter was acquired by Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® and Juvederm® . Dr. Supriya Tomar was invited to be among the first physicians in United States to introduce Kybella™ in July of 2015. Dr. Supriya Tomar is a board-certified dermatologist who is pleased to announce that she will be offering this cutting-edge treatment to people in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County.
What is Kybella™?
Kybella™ is a non-animal based injectable formulation of purified deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
Rachael Ray demonstrating a Kybella treatment!
Am I a candidate for Kybella™ treatment?
Kybella™ is a nonsurgical and noninvasive way to treat fat under the chin area. If you can pinch your double chin and feel subcutaneous fat you may be a candidate for Kybella™. You can also tilt your neck or chin down and take a selfie to assess your need for Kybella™.
It would be best to come in for a consultation with Dr. Supriya Tomar and make a determination if you can benefit from this new fat melting procedure. Sometimes, when the problem is skin laxity and not submental fat, you may benefit more from skin lifting and tightening procedures, like Ultherapy®, Thermage® or Endymed™.
How is Kybella™ administered? How long does it take to get Kybella™ treatment?
Kybella™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin. The treatment sessions are very similar to other injectable treatments like BOTOX® , Juvederm® and Restylane®. Each in-office treatment session is typically 20-30 minutes. The region is photographed, marked and numbed prior to injections.
Is Kybella™ painful?
Most patients will not feel significant discomfort from Kybella™ injections as Dr. Supriya Tomar will numb the area with lidocaine prior to treatment. You will feel some discomfort and burning sensation from the lidocaine injection.
If you choose not have the lidocaine injection for Kybella™ treatment then you can choose to have topical numbing cream for 15 minutes prior to treatment. You may have some discomfort associated with Kybella™ injection when injectable lidocaine is not used for numbing.
How does Kybella™ work?
When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate additional fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, re-treatment with Kybella™ is not expected as the fat is removed permanently.
What side effects can I expect from Kybella™ treatment?
You can expect injection-related side effects that include swelling, bruising. In clinical trials, some patient also experienced pain, temporary numbness, redness or formation of small areas of firmness. Most side effects were self-limited and resolved without intervention
How may treatments of Kybella™ will I need?
Most patients will need between two to six treatments of Kybella™ to achieve the desired outcome. Treatments are spaced at least 4 weeks apart and results will be assessed 4-12 weeks after each treatment. After the desired aesthetic response is achieved, re-treatment with Kybella™ is not expected.
Kybella Before and After Results
How long do the treatment results last?
Upon injection into subcutaneous fat, Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those fat cells cannot store or accumulate additional fat. So, the results would be long lasting and re-treatment is not expected.
How much does Kybella™ cost?
Just like any other injectable treatment, the cost of Kybella™ depends on the number of vials used to treat the area. When you come in for your consultation with Dr. Supriya Tomar, she will assess the treatment site and the degree of submental fullness. The charges vary depending on the volume of Kybella used and start at $600 and go up based on individual patient need.
More About Kybella™
Before being approved by the FDA, Kybella™ was the subject of over 20 clinical studies involving more than 2,600 patients. The results show that more than 68 percent of the patients participating in the phase III clinical trials responded to Kybella™ treatment. Seventy-nine percent of patients treated with Kybella™ were satisfied with the results.
Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology is proud to offer Kybella™ aesthetic injections to all its patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County. For an appointment, contact us at 561-529-4966