Introducing: Kybella™ for submental fullness
Dr. Shelton is skilled in safely injecting proven treatments such as dermal fillers. Kybella™ is among the newest injectable treatments. It is also the first prescription nonsurgical treatment to be approved by the FDA for the improvement of moderate to severe fat below the chin.
Dr. Shelton will determine the number of additional treatment sessions to achieve your desired appearance, based partly on your existing chin profile and goals. Generally, a series of injections will be spaced at least one month apart. Many patients experience a contoured profile within two to four treatment sessions.
Kybella™ is particularly attractive, because the active ingredient in this injectable treatment destroys the fat cells and, once destroyed, fat cannot accumulate in the treatment areas again. Cells in the injection site no longer have the ability to store fat.
Kybella™ is an alternative to surgical options such as liposuction, which requires downtime and may have a limited use for patients with health conditions that can complicate surgery.
Like all treatments, Kybella™ is not for everyone. Zeltiq® Aesthetics debuted an applicator designed to deliver CoolSculpting® treatment safely and effectively to smaller areas. The FDA cleared this CoolMini™ applicator to treat chin fat. Like its predecessor designed to treat excess fat in larger areas such as the thighs and abdomen, CoolMini™ uses cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells in the treated area. Eventually, fat is eliminated from the body as part of a natural process.
While CoolMini™ is new; Dr. Shelton is experienced in its use as his practice was selected as a research site for this treatment and have performed CoolMini for the double chin / turkey neck prior to other doctors learning of it.
Are Kybella™ injections the best option to eliminate your unwanted chin fat? You won’t know until a consultation is scheduled with Dr. Shelton in Midtown. For appointments, call (212) 593-1818.