How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella injectable treatment in Arlington Heights IllinoisIn addition to treatments for the teeth and gums, we have cosmetic procedures designed to improve the appearance of your facial features. Along with Botox and dermal fillers, we’re proud to now offer Kybella®. With this unique treatment option, we can target and remove fatty accumulations under the chin.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella

Question: How do you administer treatment?

Answer: We will administer the deoxycholic acid solution via an injection just under the chin. The total treatment time takes about 20 minutes. For serious cases, we may need to administer up to six treatments, one per month. Redness around the site is rare, but can occasionally develop and is very temporary.

Question: How long do the results last?

Answer: Once we administer treatment, the deoxycholic acid attacks and destroys accumulating fat cells under the chin. This will continue to happen for months or even years after. In fact, patients receiving the treatment never need to undergo the Kybella treatment again.

Question: What about lines and wrinkles in the face?

Answer: Kybella only addresses fat accumulation under the chin. However, we can use Botox to remove lines and wrinkles in the forehead or around the eyes. Dermal fillers can fill in lines around the nose and mouth, and Voluma can help lift sagging cheeks for a more youthful appearance. These treatments are administered via injection. Some, like Voluma, can last for years. Others, like Botox, can be administer during your routine checkups to prevent lines and wrinkles from reappearing. If you have any questions or concerns about our facial treatments, then please call us today. We’ll be happy to talk to you and help you enjoy a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Brent Engelberg proudly serves patients and their families in Arlington Heights, IL, and all Chicago Illinois communities. Learn more by scheduling a consultation online, or call our office today.