Dr. Beam offers Kybella™ for his patients in New Britain, Glastonbury, Avon, Hartford, Vernon, Groton, West Hartford, New Haven and surrounding areas in Connecticut.
What is Kybella™?
Kybella™ is an injectable treatment designed to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Double chins are common and often result from one of the following causes:
- The formation of excess body fat below the chin.
- Aging that’s caused sagging skin due to lost elasticity.
Kybella™ is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of chin-based fat, eliminating it for a more attractive appearance.
How Does Kybella™ Work?
Kybella™ is similar to other cutting-edge cosmetic treatments available today. It is an injectable serum containing deoxycholic acid, in addition to organic ingredients. A natural molecule, deoxycholic acid breaks up dietary fat and absorbs it.
Because deoxycholic acid is so effectively able to break apart and absorb double chin fat, also called submental fat, it is considered one of the top non-surgical treatments for aesthetic improvement of the chin profile.
Kybella injections: prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (sub mental fat) also known as the “double chin”
What is Submental Fullness?
Knowing why submental fullness develops in the body is key to better understanding how Kybella™ works to treat double chins. For people living in Glastonbury and the surrounding areas, submental fullness appears as part of aging. As you get older, so does the prominence of submental fullness.
Most CT and MA residents, including Glastonbury, Hartford, Manchester, Wethersfield, Groton and surrounding areas note the appearance of a double chin from weight gain or obesity. The likelihood of submental fullness increases as body fat does.
Bone structure and genetics may also be associated with the formation of a double chin. For many, this can mean that they have a double chin because of inherited traits. It may also mean that watching their diet and skincare will not improve their submental fullness.
If You are Bothered by Submental Fullness, you’re Not Alone
Dr. Beam understands that you may be feeling self-conscious about your double chin, but submental fullness is a very common skin-related issue. A recently published report by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery suggested that more than 60 percent of United States citizens are concerned about their double chin.
Common Questions about Kybella™
Is Kybella™ Right for Me?
For people residing in the Glastonbury area, Kybella™ injections seem intriguing, and they want to know if this form of treatment makes sense for them with regard to enhancing their facial appearance.
Doctors recommend Kybella™ for people who are bothered by submental fullness, especially those who have lost a large amount of weight, but still suffer from submental fullness.
In addition, because Kybella™ is a non-surgical treatment, the serum is a great option for people who would prefer not to undergo surgery to eliminate their double chin.
How Many People Have Been Treated With Kybella™?
Although it was recently released to the market for the treatment of double chins, the injectable serum Kybella™ has been examined for its effects as part of over 20 clinical studies. Over 1600 patients were administered Kybella™ as part of these studies and successfully treated their submental fullness since the product became available for public use.
How is Kybella™ Administered?
Dr. Beam reports that an average Kybella™ treatment session requires only about 15 to 20 minutes for completion. The treatment time is so quick because all Dr. Beam has to do to administer the Kybella™ serum is inject it into the fat deposits beneath the patient’s chin.
Treatment timelines may be customized by Dr. Beam to better suit your work schedule or treatment goals. He understands that we all have busy schedules, so he is able to adapt to patient needs.
How Many Kybella™ Treatments Will I Need?
Dr. Beam has found that most patients require between two and four Kybella™ treatments before a change is seen in their chin profile. Stubborn fat deposits may necessitate up to six treatments of Kybella™ in order to see results. Injections are administered at one-month intervals.
Is There Downtime After Kybella™?
As stated above, Kybella™ treatment does not involve invasive surgery, so there is almost no downtime between sessions. Most patients go back to work, leisure and social activities immediately following a Kybella™ appointment.
Kybella™ Treatment Resulted in High Patient Satisfaction
- Almost 80 percent of people who received treatments for their double chins using Kybella™ were satisfied with the resulting improved contouring of their chin and face.
- The satisfied patients said that Kybella™ injections resulted in a better mood, enhanced self-confidence, and even motivated them to lose weight.
Important Safety Information about Kybella™
Before Dr. Beam starts Kybella™ treatments, it is very important for you to disclose your medical history to him. Past cosmetic surgeries to the chin or face might require modification of your treatment plan.
Pregnant or breastfeeding patients or those who experience difficulty in swallowing must consult with Dr. Beam before undergoing Kybella™ treatments.
Important Information about Kybella™
Kybella™ injections should not be administered to patients experiencing an infection in the treatment area. Kybella™ cannot be used on other parts of the body for the reduction of fat. Kybella™ may only be used in the submental region.
How Much Does Kybella™ Cost?
Because Kybella™ is a cosmetic treatment, it’s probably not covered by health insurance. However, during your consultation, Dr. Beam will be happy discuss the cost of the treatments as well as financing options.
Harold E. Beam M.D. offers cosmetic surgery as well as nonsurgical treatments to his patients in the Glastonbury, Hartford, New Britain, Groton, New Haven and nearby areas of Connecticut. Call Dr. Beam today for a consultation!