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Kybella®- Daytona Beach, FL

Improving Your Under-Chin Appearance

A woman smiling

Do you have a double chin? Are you looking for a way to get rid of the excess fat? When smiling, it always seems as if a spotlight is shining on this particular area, and for many people, it’s embarrassing. This is why Lakeside Daytona Dentist offers Kybella® in Daytona Beach, an injectable treatment that eliminates your unsightly double chin and improves your overall appearance. To find out how you can achieve a slimmer facial look and feel, contact us to schedule an appointment today!

What is Kybella®?

A before an after look of a woman’s chin with Kybella

Kybella® is approved by the FDA as an injectable treatment for individuals with significant fat below the chin. Clinically known as “submental fat,” the everyday term is “double chin.” This method of treatment actually eliminates the fat cells that exist under the chin area.

A common myth is that only overweight or aging adults have this problem, but that’s not true at all. Our dentists see patients whose genetics are the reason for their double chin. No matter the cause, a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that 67% of people are embarrassed/bothered by the fat under their chin.

By opting for Kybella®, you can improve your profile and say goodbye to these annoying fat cells. 

How Does it Work?

A woman having an injection in her chin area

Kybella® consists of an active ingredient known as synthetic deoxycholic acid. This assists in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When Dr. Santeli injects it into the fat beneath your chin area, the substance immediately goes to work. Blasting away fat cells, it quickly reduces the size of the area under your chin, giving you a more pleasing profile.

Depending on your desired goal, each treatment will consist of many small injections, which will take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes. The amount of fat and what you hope to achieve will determine how many treatments/injections you’ll need.

What to Expect Before and After Kybella®?

A patient discussing with a specialist

Before you begin treatment with Kybella®, you will sit down with one of our dental professionals to discuss your individual goals. After examining the area under your chin, they will decide if this method treatment is right for you. If so, you can expect them to generate a treatment plan that will focus on the number of injections and visits you’ll need to achieve your desired look.

During this consultation phase, it is important that you mention any of the following, as it will help Dr. Santeli determine if you should proceed with treatment:

Of the patients who participated in a clinical study, 59% received 6 treatments of Kybella®. It’s important to know that each treatment will be administered at least one month apart, and you should never receive more than six treatments.

After each treatment, there is the likeliness that you will have some bruising, swelling, and even some numbness, all of which are completely normal. However, be sure to contact us as soon as possible if you begin to notice an uneven smile, facial weakness, difficulty swallowing or problems with the injection site area.

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