Kybella ®

What is Kybella?

This is a non-surgical treatment for the submental fat, or fat underneath the chin. It is administered in a series of injections. It uses deoxycholic acid to target and kill the fat cells. After the fat cells are destroyed, the body will naturally eliminate them.

Where is Kybella injected?

The treatment is customized to the individual patient’s needs. The injections are placed in specific submental areas, for each patient.

What is the treatment like?

This is an in-office procedure. You will have a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. You may have mild swelling following the procedure. Bruising is possible but temporary and can be easily covered with makeup.

What can I expect after the treatment?

To get the desired results, Kybella is typically administered in a series of treatments. This will produce the most dramatic and natural results. The reduction of fat is gradual and you will see improvement over a period of weeks and months.

Are there any side effects?

Possible side effects include injection site discomfort, redness, bruising, bleeding, itching and swelling. Rare side effects are numbness, nerve damage, nerve damage, dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort swallowing) or induration (hardening/firmness).

Will my skin sag after if fat is eliminated with Kybella?

Typically, No. Clinical studies have demonstrated to the FDA, as fat reduction occurs in the chin and neck area, the skin will retract or tighten to provide a more defined chin and jawline. 

Who performs the Kybella injections at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology

Our doctors treat all of their Kybella patients. Only a Board Certified Dermatologist or a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon should inject Kybella. They are the only specialists who have been certified and trained by Kythera/Allergan to perform injections. Our physicians are Board Certified Dermatologists and have extensive training in cosmetic dermatology.

If you are interested in Kybella please feel free to schedule your consultation at one of our two convenient locations in Shreveport and Bossier City.

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