Up until recently, there have been few solutions for the dreaded “double chin,” a condition in which aggravating submental fat deposits obscure and distort the profile. Double chins can create an illusion of heaviness and premature aging, even in someone who is otherwise fit and youthful. Clothes may fit poorly at the neckline, and the client may feel self-conscious posing for photographs. Although diet and exercise are normally effective in contouring the body’s trouble zones, these fat-loss methods seem to have no effect on the stubborn region below the chin.

For Charlotte, NC patients who wish to avoid surgical procedures such as neck lifts and liposuction, the introduction of FDA-approved Kybella represents a bold new chapter in cosmetic science. Kybella targets and eradicates the stubborn fat responsible for double chins, exquisitely contouring the upper neck and lower jaw.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella’s key ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a compound found organically in the human body that targets and metabolizes fat cells. Deoxycholic acid dissolves the cellular membrane, releasing the fat molecules to be eliminated as waste. The result is a slimmer, streamlined silhouette that takes years off the appearance. Our Charlotte NC Kybella treatments typically last less than 30 minutes and can be repeated several times for enhanced outcomes.

Why choose PPSD?

At PPSD, we treat each patient as a unique individual, deserving of our unwavering focus and attention. This ethic carries over into every procedure, where our vetted, board certified surgeons carefully tailor your treatment to produce the most natural and aesthetically pleasing outcomes. Although injections such as Kybella take a matter of seconds to administer, this does not mean the procedure is simple enough that you should trust just anyone to perform it. Only seasoned physicians such as those dispatched by PPSD will have the skill and precision necessary to address such a delicate and medically critical area as the neck.

Getting started with Kybella

Prior to your Charlotte NC Kybella treatment, you will meet with your doctor in the warmth and privacy of one of our offices. For your convenience, we also have locations in the nearby cities of Gastonia, Hickory or Shelby. Your doctor will begin the consultation by examining your neck and chin, reviewing medical records and asking you about your goals for transformation. You will have a chance to ask questions and voice concerns, as well as go over the before and after photos that you like the best. If there are other areas of your face or body that trouble you, the doctor can make recommendations for additional procedures that may enhance Kybella’s overall results.

The following video will help you to learn more about the Kybella process:

What happens after my treatment?

As with other injectables, clients may see some minor swelling, redness or bruising at the treatment site. This typically subsides within 3-5 days and is no cause for alarm. An ice pack can be applied to the area to numb to skin. If the appearance of these discomforts is troublesome, makeup can be used to mask any discoloration. You may return to normal activities such as work or school right away; however, it’s advisable to refrain from vigorous exercise for the first week, as this may aggravate the swelling.

Depending on the amount of fat to be eradicated, Kybella clients may require between 2-3 treatments, spaced out over intervals of 4-6 weeks. While results will be apparent after the first injection, each subsequent session will provide an even more dramatic improvement in the profile. After the target number of injections has been administered, results are permanent and submental bulging should not reoccur.