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Kybella™ in Austin, Texas

Located in Austin, TX and serving the surrounding communities, Dr. Claudia Legere of Door to Door MedSpa administers Kybella™ injections to patients who wish to eliminate the appearance of submental fullness, otherwise known as the dreaded “double chin”.

What Is Kybella™?

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Kybella™ is the only prescription medicine of its kind that is used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin. Kybella™ is an FDA approved, non-surgical treatment option that has proven effective in the elimination of submental fullness or “double chin” in adults. One of the primary ingredients in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the disintegration and elimination of dietary fat. The deoxycholic acid quickly disbands and absorbs the unwanted fat in your chin, thereby reducing the appearance submental fat and improving the overall contour of your profile.

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What Is Submental Fullness?

Submental fullness is a widely common, albeit undertreated, facial aesthetic condition. Generally referred to as a “double chin”, submental fullness is the medical term for the excess pocket of fat that develops underneath the chin. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery suggests that over 60% of Americans suffer from submental fullness. Common in both men and women alike, the causes of submental fullness can include age, genetics, or weight gain.

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The Kybella™ Procedure

Kybella™ is administered via a long, thin needle directly in the affected area. The injections are delivered during a 15- to 20-minute treatment session and usually require multiple injections to achieve results.

Is Kybella™ Right For Me?

Healthy adults over the age of 18 who are bothered by the appearance of submental fullness and do not wish to undergo surgery are great candidates for Kybella™. Oftentimes, patients find that this stubborn fat is impossible to remove through diet and exercise alone. The excess fat can sometimes cause to you look older and heavier. If you are unhappy with the appearance of submental fullness, Kybella™ treatments may be for you.

Important Information About Kybella™

Before receiving Kybella™, it is important to discuss any medical conditions you have or may have with Dr. Legere. Please be sure to mention any of the following:

  • If you have had or plan to have surgery (cosmetic or otherwise) on your face, neck, or chin;
  • If you had or currently have medical conditions in or near your neck area;
  • If you had or currently have trouble swallowing;
  • If you had or currently have bleeding problems;
  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment (it is not known if Kybella™ will affect your unborn baby);
  • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if Kybella™ passes into your breast milk);

You should not receive Kybella™ injections if you have or have had an infection in the treatment area. Kybella™ is not permitted for use in children less than 18 years old.

Kybella™ Recovery

The downtime and recovery period following Kybella™ is minimal. Most patients noticed they only needed downtime after their first treatment. Dr. Legere will help customize a treatment and recovery plan that is right for you.

What Does Kybella™ Cost?

The aesthetic needs and desires of every patient vary greatly. Because of this, the cost of Kybella™ can differ from patient to patient. Oftentimes, patients choose to combine this treatment with similar cosmetic fillers, which will further affect the cost. Please contact the Door to Door MedSpa office to learn more.

What Should I Do Next?

Dr. Claudia Legere is a board-certified family physician and the proud founder and owner of Door to Door MedSpa. Patients of Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas who would like to remove unsightly fat from underneath their chin should contact us  to learn more about Kybella™ dermal injections.