Kybella® Injections at The Langdon Center For Double-Chin Reduction
FDA-Approved/No Downtime/Lifelong Results
- Fat under the chin
- Neck fat
- Appearance of the jawline
Kybella® is an FDA-approved injection that uses deoxycholic acid to reduce the amount of submental fat underneath the chin. Deoxycholic acid is a natural detergent-like chemical that will dissolve fat cells. Over a period of four to six weeks, fat cells are broken down and naturally removed.
At The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT, Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon administers Kybella® injections for patients who wish to improve the appearance of excessive fat underneath their chin and jawline. Injections take just minutes to complete and a topical numbing cream can be used to minimize any discomfort associated with the procedure. If you’re frustrated by the appearance of a double chin and want to learn how Kybella® can help, please schedule a consultation by calling 844-551-9880.
Common Questions and Answers About Kybella®
Where is Kybella® used?
Kybella® is approved by the FDA for the treatment of under-chin, or submental, fat. Submental fat can be resistant to reduction through diet and exercise alone; thus, Kybella® is an excellent choice for patients who are already adhering to a healthy lifestyle. Kybella’s main ingredient, deoxycholic acid, eats away at fat cells to effectively dissolve them, these results are lifelong. The body’s metabolic processes remove remnants of the fat cells, resulting in a noticeable decrease in submental fat.
Although clinical trials of Kybella® to treat other body areas are currently underway, Kybella® injections are not yet approved to treat fat in other areas of the body.
Am I a good candidate?
You are a good candidate if you already follow a healthy lifestyle and are committed to maintaining your results. Though Kybella® results are everlasting, they cannot prevent the enlargement of remaining fat cells (as would occur if a patient were to gain weight).
How is Kybella® administered at The Langdon Center?
Kybella® injections are administered underneath the chin via a fine needle tip. Kybella® injections take just a few minutes to administer; consequently it is a great choice for patients with busy schedules.
Are injections painful?
There is minimal discomfort involved with the procedure, although a topical anesthetic cream can be used to numb the area before the injection. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your Kybella® treatment.
When will I notice a difference?
The number of Kybella® injections needed to see results will vary from patient to patient; however, many will notice a difference after two sessions. It is recommended that these sessions be spaced eight weeks apart.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime; nonetheless, some patients may experience a mild burning sensation for the first few days after the procedure. Results are lifelong, provided that patients continue to follow a healthy lifestyle.
How do I get started?
Call The Langdon Center at 844-551-9880 to schedule your Kybella® appointment or for more information, click here to contact us.