Do you have a double chin that makes you feel incredibly self-conscious when the cameras come out? Do you feel as though the excess fat underneath your chin makes you look heavier than you really are? If so, you are not alone. At Stone Oak Dermatology, we understand that patients may have medical and cosmetic concerns they would like to address with a professional. Dr. Linda J. Banta and her team in San Antonio, TX can provide a nonsurgical solution to a double chin with a special injectable treatment known as Kybella.
What is Kybella?
Kybella injections are a nonsurgical treatment for a double chin that is becoming increasingly popular. This injectable medication is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in breaking down fat cells in the body. When Kybella is administered into the area beneath the chin, it destroys these fat cells and allows the body to naturally flush them out through the lymphatic system.
How long does it take to have Kybella treatments?
The Kybella injections usually take only 10-20 minutes to administer, and no anesthesia is required. Most patients find the treatment to be relatively uncomfortable but short-term with minimal complications or possible side effects. It is not unusual for patients to experience discomfort, itching, and redness at the injection site for a day or two following their session.
How long do the results from Kybella last?
Results take several months and sessions before they can become noticeable, but because the fat cells lost are permanently removed from the body, results can last years as long as patients live an active lifestyle and remain within their ideal weight range.
How do I learn more about Kybella injections?
Dr. Linda J. Banta and her team at Stone Oak Dermatology are dedicated to providing patients a selection of services to look and feel their best. If you are considering your options for the treatment of a double chin, we understand that traditional plastic surgery may make you feel uneasy. With Kybella injections, you can achieve the results you desire without liposuction or excess skin removal. Call the office at (210) 494-0504 to request an appointment with our team, conveniently located at 109 Gallery Circle, Suite #135.