Finally, there's a revolutionary, non-surgical way to melt excess fat beneath your chin. In Los Angeles, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald offers the option of Kybella® to men and women who wish to change the profile of their double chin.
In fact, Dr. Fitzgerald is a core primary trainer for Kybella, and she will be training other physicians how to use it. You can rest assured you are in experienced, skilled and capable hands. To schedule a consultation to discuss Kybella, please call our staff at (323) 430-9800.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable treatment. It works by breaking up and destroying select fat cells where it is injected. To reach the fat, Kybella must be placed at the correct depth. The great thing about Kybella is that it leaves the surface of the skin untouched and unaffected.
Here are the advantages of choosing this groundbreaking injectable:
- Completely non-surgical
- Minimally invasive – a series of painless injections without the need for anesthesia
- Can provide an effective alternative to chin liposuction when sufficient treatment sessions are undertaken
- Get back to your normal activities immediately after your appointment
Kybella is limited to reducing fat. If you are experiencing loose, inelastic skin hanging from your chin without much excess fat, a tissue tightening treatment like Ultherapy may be recommended. If it is deemed neither procedure will benefit you, we'll recommend that you consider plastic surgery options.
The only way to know if it is right for you is to visit our practice for a consultation. We look forward to discussing your aesthetic goals and helping you decide if Kybella or another treatment will be a good fit for what you want to achieve.
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How Kybella Works
Kybella's active ingredient is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. This molecule is what destroys the fat cells beneath your chin. Kybella is the first injectable approved by the FDA as safe and effective for reduction of this under-chin fat.
Rarely will a single injection session achieve ideal results. Instead, Kybella is injected in a series of appointments – typically between 4 to 6 appointments – spaced about a month apart. Each injection session melts away a little more fat until desired results are reached. See the official Kybella site for more photos, faq and information.
The destroyed fat cells are processed out of your body just like any waste. These destroyed fat cells do not come back. It is possible to accumulate new fat cells, particularly if you gain significant weight. But most people can preserve their results and promote tighter skin contours by maintaining a stable body weight, wearing sunscreen while outdoors, and by avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.
*Evey patient is different and will experience different resutls. Your results will be unique to you, the amount of treatable fat, area and number of treatments.
Your Los Angeles Kybella Consultation
To schedule a consultation in Los Angeles to find out if Kybella is right for you, please call Rebecca Fitzgerald MD Dermatology at (323) 430-9800. We serve the areas of Beverly Hills, Larchmont and the surrounding towns.