Metroplex Dermatology

Cosmetic and General Dermatology located in Arlington, TX

Does the fullness under your chin make you feel uncomfortable about your look? Are you looking for a nonsurgical treatment to improve your profile? At Metroplex Dermatology in Arlington, Texas, David Hensley, MD, and the team can help you get rid of your facial fullness with Kybella® injections. To schedule a consultation and see if it's right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today. 

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella® is a cosmetic injectable that contains a synthetic form of bile, a substance made in your body that helps you digest fat. 

The synthetic bile, known as deoxycholic acid, targets the unwanted fat cells under your chin and lower face and permanently destroys them so they can no longer store fat, which results in a more contoured look.

The fat under your chin, also called submental fat, is a stubborn pocket of fat that may not improve with weight loss. But with Kybella, you can get a profile that matches your body shape.

What can I expect during Kybella treatments?

Kybella injections use very fine needle points. However, you may experience some discomfort during your treatment. If you are sensitive, Dr. Hensley's team at Metroplex Dermatology can provide a numbing cream.

You may need several injections during your session, depending on the condition of your treatment area and your ultimate aesthetic goals. Your Kybella injection session takes about 15 minutes. To get the best results, you may need 2-3 treatments set at six-week intervals.

You may experience some swelling and numbness at the injection sites, but these side effects should resolve within a week. You should see the results of your injections three months after your final treatment.

How long do the results of Kybella last?

Because Kybella injections permanently destroy the fat cells under your chin, the results should last for the rest of your life. 

However, Kybella may not destroy every fat cell under your chin, and you might experience some changes in your face if you gain weight.

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

Dr. Hensley's team determines if you’re a good candidate for Kybella when you come in for a consultation. Metroplex Dermatology's team takes a patient-focused approach to care and develops plans that help you achieve your goals safely and conservatively.

Thanks to advances in cosmetic treatments, you no longer have to live with extra fullness under your chin, even after you’ve lost weight. To learn more about Kybella and how it can help you, call Metroplex Dermatology or book an appointment online today.