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Kybella: Get rid of that double-chin!

It’s what everyone in the industry is talking about…if you haven’t yet heard, then you’re in for a real treat! There’s a new product out on the market called Kybella™  that is sure to be a game changer.

Wilmington Dermatology Center will be the first practice in Wilmington to offer Kybella™ treatment to our patients. Dr. Rosalyn George will be among a short list of initial physicians to be trained on the product here in the US.

What is it? Kybella™  is used to treat a commonly undertreated aesthetic condition known as submental fat, or in common terms the “double chin” area. We used to only have the option to go under the knife to make this correction until Kybella™: the first and only non-surgical option on the market to treat the double-chin area. The active ingredient in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When it is injected into the fat beneath your chin, the solution causes the destruction of fat cells, causing the cells to be destroyed and unable to store or accumulate fat.

What can you expect from the procedure? The Kybella™ procedure begins with a customized treatment plan determined by your provider. When you are called back for your appointment, the area will be thoroughly cleaned and a marked template of injection points will be placed under the chin area. The area will then be iced for a series of minutes prior to the procedure to help with any discomfort. The Kybella™ medicine is then administered as an injection into the fat tissue in the submental area tailored to the treatment goals of the patient and their physician. Treatments are typically spaced no less than a month apart and may only be administered by a physician. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatments may be administered per patient.

Don’t wait and schedule your free consultation today!