Excess fat underneath the chin is a common issue impacting many men and women. This fat, which provides the appearance of a double chin, can be caused by a variety of factors including age, genetics or weight gain. In many instances, it won’t respond to your diet and exercise efforts.
Dr. Fitzgerald offers Kybella, a nonsurgical injectable treatment that will help eliminate the appearance of a double chin. Kybella destroys fat cells at the treatment site while leaving the surface skin untouched. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they’re eliminated by your body’s natural processes.
In most instances, you will need a series of 4-6 treatments spaced one month apart to achieve optimal results. During each session, your Kybella injection will continue to gradually eliminate a little more fat until your desired outcome is visible. Patients often note that they not only look younger but also feel younger!
Benefits of Kybella
You’ll experience a variety of benefits from your Kybella treatment, including:
- Minimally invasive, nonsurgical solution
- Delivers comparable results to surgical options such as chin liposuction
- No forced downtime but you will have considerable initial swelling
- Fat cells are permanently eliminated
While you achieve permanent results from your procedure, it’s still possible for the remaining fat cells under your chin to grow if you gain weight in the future. In order to ensure you maintain your desired appearance long term, it’s important to maintain a healthy body weight and wear sunscreen to protect your skin from UV ray damage.
Am I a Kybella Candidate?
In general, ideal Kybella candidates:
- Are over the age of 18
- Prefer a minimally invasive treatment option
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure
- Would like to eliminate stubborn deposits of fat underneath the chin
- Are not pregnant or nursing
- Are free of infection in the treatment area
The best way to determine whether Kybella is the right solution for you is to speak with Dr. Fitzgerald.
Contact our Los Angeles Cosmetic Dermatologist
Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald is a core primary trainer for Kybella, and she regularly instructs other providers on best practices for performing this treatment. As a trainer, she possesses a depth of knowledge and experience with Kybella that very few doctors have.
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald using the form on this page or call 323-464-8046 today to schedule a Kybella consultation. We serve patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas of California.