Kybella treatment for patients in the Orchard Park area– because one chin is enough

Countless people, even younger adults in good physical condition, have excess fat beneath the chin. Double chin gives the impression of extra pounds overall and adds years to the face. Fortunately, patients in the Orchard Park, NY area have an FDA-approved treatment option that does not involve cutting, sutures, or liposuction. Kybella injections have become a very popular treatment at Orchard Park Dermatology.

Fat-melting injections

Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in the human body, helping to break down dietary fats for absorption. Kybella puts that scientific principle to work for aesthetic improvement. When placed into submental fat below the chin, the active ingredient in Kybella destroys fat cells. The body eliminates treated fat cells naturally so they may no longer accumulate lipids.

Injection lipolysis involves administering carefully-controlled doses of a prescription deoxycholic acid into precise points under the chin. Skin is numbed with topical anesthetic, and treatment takes only about 15 minutes.

Before and After Kybella Treatment

There is some swelling and tenderness after Kybella injections, but it is easily managed with over-the-counter analgesics and ice packs. Otherwise, there is no downtime – you may return to work following the appointment, wash your face normally, shave, or wear makeup.

Most patients see noticeable change within a month of the first treatment, and continued improvement as fat is flushed from the body and collagen builds in skin. Most patients will do two sessions spaced six weeks apart, and will achieve noticeable improvement. Up to six sessions, spaced one to two months apart, may be recommended for optimal fat reduction, but subsequent sessions could require fewer injections.

Kybella helps Orchard Park, NY patients look thinner and younger

A defined jawline, strong profile, and slender neck – these traits are associated with youth and attractiveness in our culture. Yet many factors contribute to unwanted submental fat:

  • Genetics – a family history of a heavy neckline
  • Poor posture
  • Overall weight gain
  • Aging

 The adult body does not produce new fat cells after the age of puberty, so once fat is destroyed in the treated area, it is gone for good. With a healthy lifestyle, the improvement from Kybella is long-lasting. The ideal Kybella patient is at or close to normal weight and under the age of 60. This is a link to a demonstration video.

Would you like to learn more about minimally-invasive, nonsurgical double chin removal? Call (716) 675-7000 to schedule a consultation at Orchard Park Dermatology.

Get rid of that double chin with Kybella treatment with the help of Dr. Accetta!

Kybella Injection, Non-Surgical Double Chin Removal Treatment

Orchard Park Dermatology – Adult skin care and surgery

Kybella Treatment 

Today I am demonstrating Kybella treatment – Kybella is Allergen’s new product for dissolving the fat pad below the chin often called double chin. Our patient is Joe, Joe has had one treatment already and she is an ideal candidate because for this treatment we like patients at a normal weight or at least within 20 pounds of normal weight. People with larger necks, larger patients might do better with liposuction – or one of the cryo treatments that are available so the way this works is we start by prepping her neck which we have done already and next I am going to apply a decal which will be my guide on locations to inject.

So I am going to center this decal right where I want to give the product and we are just going to wet it. The treatment is relatively quick, I am going to administer 20 injections and hopefully a period under 30 seconds and then we are going to ice her neck, and we are ready.

The Kybella gets injected directly into the fat pad and we are doing okay? Mhmm, and that is it – we are done, it is a quick easy procedure, she will experience some swelling this evening and tomorrow maybe wear a scarf around her neck for a day or two, but by the weekend she will be back to normal – and that fat will dissolve over a period of about 6 weeks, that is why our 2 treatments are about 8 weeks  apart and it is a very satisfying procedure for the right patient and that is somebody with just a small pocket of fat below the chin.


Dr. Peter Accetta, MD, FAAD

Dr. Peter Accetta is dedicated to developing and preserving his patients' skin's health and brightness. Dr. Accetta is a dermatological board-certified physician who graduated from Fordham University and the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine. He is a member of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

He likes all facets of dermatological practice, but he is particularly interested in general dermatologic therapy and skin cancer care. He specializes in photodynamic therapies.

When you put your trust in Dr. Accetta and his staff, you can expect prompt attention to your requirements, competence, experience, and real compassion.

Peter Accetta, M.D. strives to make a difference in the lives of his patients by providing the highest quality care in a comfortable environment.

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