With a new FDA-approved treatment called Kybella®, you can now address submental fullness – otherwise known as a “double chin” – without surgery. Florida Skin Center proudly offers this treatment to those living in the Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Lehigh Acres, and Cape Coral, FL areas.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an injectable treatment that is specifically designed for the treatment of submental fullness, or a double chin. This stubborn pocket of fat under the chin is usually an unwanted physical trait, leading many to pursue treatment to remove it. When diet and exercise fail to deliver the results you are looking for, Kybella® offers an easy and effective solution that doesn’t require any surgery or downtime.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® works due to its active ingredient, deoxycholic acid. This naturally occurring substance, which is already present in the human body, absorbs dietary fat, and breaks it down. Cells that are destroyed by this method are unable to store fat. When injected into the jowls and neck area, the Kybella® formula begins to work immediately, targeting fat cells. Once they are eliminated from the body, there are no longer fat cells in the neck that can accumulate fat, resulting in a sculpted profile.
What Can I Expect from Kybella®?
Here at the Florida Skin Center, Kybella® treatments take approximately 20 minutes or less. The injections are done under the steady hands of Dr. Aurora Badia. Although the treatment is fairly comfortable, we can apply a topical anesthetic beforehand if you are concerned about pain from the injection. Injections are placed into the neck and jowls area, and then the treatment is complete. After Kybella®, you can expect to experience minimal downtime and short-term side effects that can include bruising, swelling, or redness. These typically fade within a few hours of treatment, and you are able to resume normal activities immediately.
When Will I Notice Results from Kybella®?
Within just a few treatments, guests begin to see noticeable changes to the contours of their chin and profile. Your body will break down fat cells over the weeks following your treatment, so you will notice a gradual reduction in the appearance of your double chin. While some guests can achieve their desired results after a single treatment, others may need multiple treatment sessions. The fat cells are permanently destroyed, meaning that no repeat or maintenance treatments are necessary to maintain results.
How Much Does Kybella® Cost?
In order to determine the exact cost of your treatment, we invite guests to schedule an appointment so that we can develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your cosmetic goals. Once a treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide a clear breakdown of costs. To make our services accessible to those who need them, we offer flexible financing and payment options. We also accept insurance when applicable.
If you are interested in learning more about Kybella® or scheduling an appointment, contact us today. Florida Skin Center specializes in a variety of dermatology services, offering our treatments to men and women from Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and the surrounding areas of Florida.