Patients from throughout the Greater Los Angeles area who are unhappy with the appearance of their chins and jawlines can have Kybella treatments at Glendale Dermatology, located in Glendale, California.
Kybella® is an injection made up of deoxycholic acid and is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment which can contour and improve the appearance of excess skin or fat under the chin, more commonly referred to as a double chin. The providers at Glendale Dermatology work with the patients to create a customized treatment program to improve the patient’s chin and jaw profile. During the treatment sessions, the provider will inject Kybella® into the fat under the chin. Typically, multiple injections are made over the course of several treatments. Many patients experience noticeable results within two to four treatments. Up to six treatment sessions can be performed and should be spaced no less than a month apart from each other.
The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body which assists with the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat. When the medication is injected into the fat underneath the chin, Kybella® breaks down and destroys the fat cells located there. Once destroyed, the cells can no longer store or absorb fat. The cells are ultimately absorbed and passed out of the body as waste. The treatments do not take much time to administer nor is there a long recovery time needed.
Patients will work with the provider to tailor the Kybella® treatment program, including how many injections will be administered. This will be based on the patient’s current and desired chin profile. Many patients can see results after the typical 2 to 4 treatments. If the patient desires dramatic change, more treatments may be necessary. The Glendale Dermatology practitioner will advise him or her on how many sessions and injections will be used to accomplish the results. Many patients report that the treatment significantly improves their appearance, making them look like they have lost 10 pounds.
When injected into the fat beneath a person’s chin, Kybella® terminates those fat cells. This means that they are dead and they will not regenerate. After the physical result is achieved, administering the Kybella® injections again is typically not required.
At Glendale Dermatology, we accept PPO plans of the following insurances. We do not accept any EPO plans, HMO, or Covered California plans at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. We gladly accommodate patients without insurance who wish to pay out of pocket with discounted prices.
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