The quest for a substance that melts fat has been long and, until recently, relatively fruitless. For those with double chins, Kybella® presents a bona fide fat-melting solution to this common problem area. Check with the pros at The Herschthal Practice of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, FL to see if you’re a candidate for Kybella® treatments. Kybella® is a key component of the tightening category of our exclusive TR3 approach.
What is Kybella® and How Does it Work?
Using a chemical already in the body that breaks down fat, Kybella® targets fat in the chin area. The active ingredient in the injectable treatment is deoxycholic acid. In Kybella®, the acid targets and destroys fat cells in the chin area, an alternative to liposuction and other surgical options in cases of moderate to severe fat below the chin. So far, Kybella® only has approval for use in the under-chin (submental) area. It’s still under study for use elsewhere in the body.
Is Kybella® Similar to Botox® or Dermal Fillers?
No, not at all. Comparatively, Kybella® is much different. Botox® and related products relax hyperactive muscles that aggravate expression lines and dermal fillers smooth the appearance of skin by physically supporting it from the inner layers. Kybella® improves appearance by destroying fat tissue, which is then flushed naturally by the body. In most areas of the face, problems usually arise from too little subdermal tissue rather than too much, as is the case with double chins.
Does Kybella® Have Any Side Effects?
Yes. The most common are like those that may happen with any injection procedure. The area surrounding the injection point may become red, swollen, bruised, numb, or sore. Numbness may occur more frequently with Kybella®, but its effects are temporary.
Another potential rare side effect resulting from Kybella® occurs when it’s injected too close to the marginal mandibular nerve. If the drug affects this nerve, facial balance may be lost, leading to a temporary change in the appearance of your smile. This side effect completely resolves in all cases.
How Much Does Kybella® Cost in Boca Raton, FL?
The cost of your Kybella® treatment will depend on a few factors, including the type of results desired and the number of injections needed to achieve those results. During your consultation at The Herschthal Practice, Dr. David Herschthal or Dr. Jordana Herschthal will assess your cosmetic goals in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. To help keep our treatments both affordable and accessible, we accept all major credit cards as well as financing through CareCredit®.
At The Herschthal practice, serving residents of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, our providers are experienced at giving our patients the most comfortable and effective treatment possible. If you’re interested in Kybella® treatments, contact us to schedule a consultation with either of our board-certified dermatologists.