Kybella Specialist

Orchid Aesthetics Medical Spa

Aesthetic Physician & Skin Care Specialist located in Midtown West, New York, NY

If you have a double chin because of loose skin or fatty tissue deposits, consider FDA-approved Kybella® treatments. Dr. Roxana Kerns offers this innovative contouring treatment at her practice, Orchid Aesthetics Medical Spa, located in Midtown West, New York City. If you feel like your double chin makes you look older or heavier than you like, call or book a consultation online today to learn more about Kybella and if it could help you look your best.

Kybella Q & A

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment including deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fatty tissue and tightens and contours the skin. Dr. Kerns uses this treatment to help patients who have double chins and are unhappy about their appearance.

Double chins are the result of aging, genetics, and excess weight. Both men and women can develop a double chin, making them look older and heavier than they would like. You may even develop a double chin if you are at a healthy body weight. Fortunately, Kybella can reduce the appearance of your double chin. 

What happens during Kybella treatment?

Before any treatment, Dr. Kerns performs a thorough examination and consultation to determine if Kybella is the best treatment to address your concerns. She then plans out your treatment to maximize your results. During treatment, she makes several injections under your chin and ears. Each treatment takes about 20 minutes, and you can go back to your normal activities immediately.

While every patient has a unique experience, most have six treatments at monthly intervals to achieve their full desired results, although you may need more or fewer treatments, depending on your specific situation. You start to notice a reduction in the tissue under your chin after two to four treatments.  

How does Kybella work?

Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring chemical in your body. It assists the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat. When deoxycholic acid is injected into the fatty tissue under your chin, it destroys the fat cells. Your body then absorbs the dead cells and passes them out of your body through the lymphatic system with other waste products.

How long do the results of Kybella treatment last?

Kybella treatment is permanent. Once your fat cells are destroyed and removed from your body, they do not grow back. This means that once your course of treatments is complete and you have restored your chin and jawline, you don’t need follow-up treatments.

If you are interested in Kybella treatments to get rid of your double chin, call or schedule a consultation online today. Dr. Kerns is happy to talk to you about your concerns and the treatments available to improve your appearance.


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