Kybella

Kybella Injection by Radiant Esthetics in Newport, RI

Kybella is an FDA-approved prescription injectable that reduces double chins by obliterating fat cells. Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that aids the body in absorbing fat. Treatment with Kybella is quick, requires little downtime, and destroys fat cells permanently. Kybella targets the membranes of the cells that store fat. Once these cells are destroyed, they can no longer hold fat. The body’s natural recovery and elimination functions take over, and in about four to six weeks, your fat deposits are significantly reduced or eliminated. In clinical trials used by the FDA, even those patients who gained weight after Kybella injectables did not see their fatty areas return.

The advantages of this treatment include:

• Reduces fullness of the submentum
• Results within a few weeks
• A noninvasive procedure
• Permanent results
• Minimal downtime

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Possible side effects of Sculptra injections include localized bleeding, tenderness, discomfort, redness, bruising and swelling. Side effects usually fade within a few days, although can last longer.

According to Valeant Aesthetics, “Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.”

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

In addition, spots that are itchy, red or sensitive, or that bleed, should be checked for malignancy.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are not medically dangerous, many people who develop them find them aesthetically unappealing. Treatments to remove age spots or make them less prominent include the following:

Treatment of age spots is considered strictly cosmetic, so insurance companies typically do not cover procedures to remove them.

The Treatment

Reducing the submental fat beneath the chin, jowls, bra bulges, and inner thighs can be complex. Most patients don’t see results with an exercise regimen. Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved prescription injectable to diminish fat cells beneath the chin (also called a double chin), jowls, bra bulges, and inner thighs. This solution contains deoxycholic acid and targets the membranes that accumulate fat cells, destroy them, and prevent their ability to compile within that area. The slimmer chin profile will improve your confidence. We’ll discuss your goals and concerns at the consultation. Most patients get six treatments for optimal results.

FAQ

Kybella is a noninvasive prescription injection that reduces submental fat cells beneath the chin, thighs, bra bulge, and jowls

The results will become visible within two to three months of treatment.

The results are permanent.

You may experience bruising and swelling. These symptoms subside within a few days.

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