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Kybella®in New Orleans, LA | Audubon Dermatology

Kybella®in New Orleans, LA | Audubon Dermatology

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® was FDA-approved in 2015 for the non-surgical treatment of submental fat, also known as the "double chin." This common facial aesthetic concern can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.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 injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Patients experience visible results after two to four treatments and see final results up to three months after the final treatment.

Am I a candidate for Kybella®?

A good candidate must have pinch-able fat in the submental area. Kybella® is most effective for men and women who have submental fullness that is due to genetics. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson will perform a detailed analysis of your anatomy to determine if Kybella® is the best treatment for you.

How is a Kybella® treatment performed?

During a Kybella® treatment, Dr. Hooper or Dr. Jackson will perform a series of injections in the area of your double chin. A local anesthetic may be injected prior to treatment to ensure the most comfortable experience for our patients. Ice packs will be applied after treatment to minimize swelling.

What is recovery like after Kybella®?

Tenderness, mild to moderate swelling, and numbness at the injection site are common symptoms experienced after Kybella®. No major downtime is expected after Kybella® injections, although the degree of swelling is directly correlated to the amount of product used during treatment and the amount of fat being treated.

How long do results from Kybella® last?

The reduction of fat cells after a Kybella® treatment are permanent. However, changes in diet and exercise habits resulting in weight gain could increase the size of remaining fat cells.

What is my next step?

Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hooper or Dr. Jackson to see if you are a candidate for Kybella®. We offer several payment options for your convenience, and you may qualify for financing through CareCredit®.

Before and After Photos

Kybella Before and After Pictures New Orleans, LA

Deirdre Hooper, MD, and Sarah Jackson, MD, offer technologically advanced comprehensive skin care for men and women in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, and the nearby communities of Louisiana. To find out if you are a candidate for Kybella®, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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