Kybella in St. Louis, MO

Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? It could be something you have had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or just something you hadn’t noticed until recently. Well this fullness has a name. It is a condition called submental fullness, though it is also commonly referred to as a “double chin.”

So what do you do to get rid of this double chin? You reach out to the skin care specialists at St. Louis Skin Solutions. We offer a double chin treatment called Kybella in St. Louis, Missouri. This injection works just like deoxycholic acid, which is something your body makes naturally, to absorb fats.

Will You Need Time to Recover After a Kybella Treatment?

After a Kybella treatment, you will have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.

What Are the Possible Side Effects of Kybella?

Kybella can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by 4 out of 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of 100 people in clinical studies). In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (range of 1 to 298 days), and trouble swallowing resolved on its own in a median of 3 days (range of 1 to 81 days).

The most common side effects occur in the treatment area, are usually temporary, and often resolve on their own. These common side effects include Swelling, Bruising, Pain, Numbness, Redness, and Areas of Hardness.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Treatment?

Before receiving Kybella, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have Had or Plan to Have Surgery on Your Face, Neck, or Chin
  • Have Had Cosmetic Treatments on Your Face, Neck, or Chin
  • Have Had or Have Medical Conditions in or Near the Neck Area
  • Have Had or Have Trouble Swallowing
  • Have Bleeding Problems
  • Are Pregnant or Plan to Become Pregnant
  • Are Breastfeeding or Plan to Breastfeed
  • Are Taking Any Medications, Especially Blood Thinners

Is Kybella Right for Me?

Only you and your doctor can decide if Kybella is right for you. If you are bothered by fullness under your chin and wish to avoid surgery, make sure you ask us about Kybella. It is not known if Kybella is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.

Contact us to schedule your appointment in St. Louis, Missouri, for a Kybella consultation.