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By For a New You
October 27, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: Kybella   double chin  

Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror? A double chin can linger long after you've lost weight, but that doesn't mean youkybella have to live with a layer of fat under your chin. Dr. Barbara Preussner explains how Kybella, an innovative new treatment, can help you get rid of your double chin.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella injections destroy the membranes of your fat cells. Once the membranes break apart, the contents of the cells spill out and are absorbed by your body. The cells are gone forever and so is the fat after you receive your Kybella treatment. No harmful chemicals are used in Kybella injections. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a natural body acid that helps break down and absorb fat.

Does Kybella really work?

Seventy-five percent of people who receive Kybella injections are extremely satisfied with the results of their treatments. In the past, liposuction was one of the few options to remove fat under the chin. Although liposuction is effective, it is an invasive procedure and can cause infections, numbness, scarring and even dangerous fat embolisms. Since your skin is only pierced with a small needle during Kybella treatments, you won't have to worry about any of these problems. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Kybella as a safe alternative to traditional fat removal treatments.

What is the Kybella treatment process in Holliston like?

Before treatment begins, your doctor draws a grid of dots under your chin. The grids help guide her when she gives you the injections. Although you might notice some slight stinging during treatment, Kybella injections aren't usually painful. You'll need two to six treatments to experience the full benefits of Kybella.

After your injections, your skin may be red and swollen and some minor bruising can occur. In a few days, you won't even be able to tell that you received injections, and as your body begins to absorb the fat, you'll notice a more chiseled jaw line.

Say goodbye to your double chin with Kybella treatments. Call Dr. Preussner at For a New You in Holliston, MA to schedule your appointment.