Kybella is the first non-surgical FDA approved treatment to remove under the chin deposits and double-chins with injectables. In the Atlanta area, the doctors at Dermatology Consultants are among the only physicians that are specifically trained to perform Kybella.
�As the first non-surgical, FDA-approved, double-chin elimination product on the market, Kybella is a breakthrough product and we are proud to be among the first in not only the Atlanta area, but the entire country to offer it,� said Dr. Michelle Juneau. "Prior to the release of Kybella, under chin fat deposits could only be removed by surgery or liposuction, now we are able to offer non-invasive injectable treatments over the course of a few months with little to no recovery time as well as minimal swelling.�
Kybella is formulated using deoxycholic acid, a molecule that naturally occurs in the body and that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When it is injected into fat just below the skin's surface, it destroys fat cells. Those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, and eventually the body naturally flushes them away.
Common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and formation of areas of hardness in the treatment area. In clinical trials, the incidence and severity of most side effects decreased with subsequent Kybella treatments. Kybella can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.