Many patients come to St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center seeking treatments to get rid of their double chins. In the past, liposuction of this area was the first choice. Now, there is a new, non-surgical procedure — our St. Louis Kybella treatment.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injection that treats mild to moderate double chins. Developed by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, it is a non-animal, non-human form of deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally within the body. This substance has been shown to help the body absorb fat.
Kybella works by destroying the fat cells, and is considered an alternative to chin liposuction or other types of surgery to eliminate the look of a double chin. It is an injection, so patients will find that it is less invasive than a surgical approach.
How Many Injections Are Required?
The course of treatment will vary from individual to individual; however, Kybella is similar to other injectables in that it will require several injections to produce the best results. Most people will need between 12 to 20 injections during a visit, with most requiring about two to three visits. These visits will be space about a month apart.
Depending on the individual, some may require up to 50 injections during a visit and up to six individual treatment visits. However, according to the manufacturer of Kybella, most patient will see results within two to four visits.
Can Kybella Help Sagging Skin As Well?
Currently, there is some debate as to whether Kybella can help reduce the appearance of sagging skin. There have been some reports that some patients have seen a reduction in sagging or loose skin. Kybella can be used in conjunction with treatments that have been proven to help sagging skin to provide an overall tighter firmer look.
What are the Possible Side Effects of Kybella?
St. Louis Kybella has very few side effects, however, some common ones include pain, swelling, or firmness in the area of the injections. Additionally, some patient may experience some minor numbness, which will generally resolve itself.
Dr. Wright is an experienced injector of Kybella in St. Louis. In fact, he has trained other doctors and healthcare professionals on the proper use of Kybella. You can be assured that you will receive the very best care from he and his staff.
Contact us today for More Information about St. Louis Kybella and Double Chin Treatments!
If you want to get rid of that droopy double chin and achieve a firmer, more youthful look, give us a call at St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center. During a complimentary, no-obligation consultation we will discuss how Kybella and other options can be the best double chin treatment you’ll ever find!