Botox and Juvederm Specialist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Central Park Midtown, New York, NY
Kybella® can rid you of a double chin without liposuction or other complex surgical procedures. At MUG in Midtown Manhattan, Daniel Mug, DMD, offers Kybella injections to transform your facial shape and boost your confidence. Kybella makes a big difference on its own, but you can also get it as part of a complete facial rejuvenation. To set up a consultation, call the New York City office or request an appointment online today.
Kybella Q & A
What is Kybella?
The first and only treatment of its kind, Kybella is a cosmetic injectable that can dissolve fat cells under the chin. Double chins, while common, can be a major source of insecurity because they affect facial shape and perceived weight. They’re also not easy to get rid of because of gravity, genetics, and other factors you can’t control with diet or exercise.
Deoxycholic acid, Kybella’s active ingredient, is a bile acid your body produces naturally. Its purpose is to help dissolve the fat from your diet. It destroys the fat cells under your chin in a similar manner, so they can no longer hold volume.
Since deoxycholic acid can dissolve other cells, it’s important to have a trained injectable expert like Dr. Mug administer your injections.
How long do the results of Kybella last?
Remarkably, Kybella’s results can last for a very long time because the fat cells you treat can no longer hold volume.
There might be some swelling shortly after each treatment session, but this is normal and goes away as you heal. You’ll see the full effect of your Kybella treatments after about six months.
What is it like to get Kybella injections?
Dr. Mug marks the injection sites when you first arrive at MUG for a treatment session. You should be sure to show up with clean, makeup-free skin to save time. Once he marks the injection sites, Dr. Mug applies either a topical numbing agent or some ice to numb the areas.
Dr. Mug administers 20-50 injections total in each session across the treatment area. The drug kills the fat cells, but your body takes on the job of metabolizing them over the coming weeks. That’s why you won’t see results right away.
How many Kybella treatments do I need?
The number of necessary sessions with Kybella varies from person to person, and Dr. Mug can predict how many you might need once you start the process of planning your treatment.
Usually, you can see some results after 2-4 treatments, but you might need as many as six to reach your goal.
Chin, jaw, and neck fat are far from uncommon, but you might be caught off-guard by how much they affect the way you look. To consider Kybella as an individual treatment or as part of a comprehensive facial restoration, call MUG, or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.