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Cosmetic injectables such as Dysport, Restylane, and Juvederm have revolutionized the field of anti-aging skin care by allowing individuals to achieve a more youthful, lifted face and neck without undergoing cosmetic surgery. Kybella is a new FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to improve the appearance of the neck by eliminating fat to reduce the appearance of a double chin as an alternative to liposuction or other more invasive treatments. If you’re interested in learning more about Kybella and whether it could help you achieve a more lifted neck, your plastic surgeon located in Boca Raton can provide you with personalized advice and guidance.

What Is Kybella?

Deoxycholic acid is a natural substance found in the body, which helps to metabolize and eliminate fats. Kybella is an injectable drug that contains keoxycholic acid, which is a manmade form of deoxycholic acid, for the purpose of eliminating excess fat under the chin.

What Happens During Kybella Treatments?

Kybella is administered as a series of injections; patients typically receive a series of five to six treatments, during which several injections of Kybella are received throughout the chin and neck area. These treatment sessions are typically spaced less than one month apart. Prior to treatment with Kybella, your plastic surgeon may use a topical numbing cream or an ice pack to reduce discomfort during injections.

When Will I See Results?

Although it takes time for Kybella to show significant results, most patients report visible improvement of the fatty areas beneath the chin after just two treatment sessions with Kybella. As you receive more treatments, your results will continue to improve. While Kybella is only designed to melt away fat beneath the chin, many patients also observe some slight tightening of the skin of the neck following treatment as well. Youthful, lifted skin can help you feel more confident and improve your quality of life every day. Your plastic surgeon can help you choose exactly the right skin care solution to achieve your goals, including Kybella, Dysport, dermal fillers, and chemical peel treatments near Boca Raton and Delray Beach.