A KYBELLA® treatment is the perfect solution to the dreaded double chin. You get older, gravity takes hold, and even if you haven’t gained weight, the double chin appears. In recent decades, the only treatment options available to get rid of a double chin were liposuction and plastic surgery. Luckily, skincare and medical technology has progressed, and there is now a new, non-surgical treatment available for loose skin under the chin. Called KYBELLA®™, this treatment can help patients with unwanted fat achieve long-term improvements in their appearance and profile.
The KYBELLA® treatment is the first in its class. The medicine is injected into fat under the chin, destroying targeted fat cells in this part of the body (submental fat). The active ingredient in a KYBELLA® treatment is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. This substance aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once the treatment breaks down these fat cells, the remaining cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin that lasts.
What to Expect from KYBELLA®® Treatment
Before the procedure, we will clean your skin, mark the proposed areas of treatment, and check with you to ensure the target is right on the bullseye. We will then inject a numbing medicine to make the procedure more comfortable, then inject KYBELLA®® into the areas of unwanted fat.
After the procedure, you should expect to experience moderate swelling, redness, firmness, numbness, achiness, and bruising in the treated area. These effects should resolve within a few days to a couple of weeks. Once the swelling goes down, you’ll start to see the results.
The KYBELLA® treatment appears gradually, becoming apparent over several weeks. This happens as the fat cells are removed from the area by the body’s scavenger cells. Most patients will typically require 2-4 treatments to see maximum results, and these additional treatments can be scheduled 6 weeks apart as needed.
Remember that a KYBELLA® treatment is only available from medical professionals, and it is the only non-surgical procedure designed specifically to target under chin fat and skin. If you want to make a change to your face or profile, this might be the product for you. Schedule a consultation to discover how the treatment can improve your confidence.
At Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, we don’t leave your treatments in the hands of undertrained staff, non-medical personnel, or independent contract providers. We have four full-time RNs, three full-time estheticians, and two dedicated patient coordinators to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible – for both the KYBELLA® treatment and for every service we offer. When it comes to cosmetic dermatology, you want to trust your providers. Our reputation for excellence means you can trust us with any of the procedures we provide.
If you’re interested in the KYBELLA® treatment, contact us to schedule a consultation today at either our Edina or Plymouth locations. This procedure is part of our Brilliant Distinctions program. Patients can enjoy exclusive savings on select Allergan™ treatments and products, like KYBELLA®, Latisse, and Juvederm, by earning points to redeem for future visits.
*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.
Dr. Zelickson is thorough and patiently attentive to my concerns. Such a great practice and so easy to deal with. A great emphasis on safety during this pandemic which I really appreciate.
Brian brings a unique combination of medical science, clinical expertise, integrity and compassion to his patients. He provides the latest technology available in the field of dermatology but with a personalized touch for each patient. He is highly respected by his colleagues throughout the country for his expertise and sincerity.
Everyone I have met at Zel is amazing!
It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
Dr. Zelickson is a highly regarded skin/light expert in our industry. When Candela looks for both medical and scientific advice for new laser applications, we often turn to him for his counsel. The input he provides us always starts with patient safety and satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be able to tap into Brian as an independent resource. The patients who are treated with Candela devices are often the beneficiaries of Brian’s input to us.
Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
I would rate Dr. Zelickson's clinic 10 stars!
We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
Tuve la suerte de conocer al Dr. Brian Zelickson en Minneapolis hace muchos anos y desde entonces acudo regularmente a compartir sus conocimientos. Es un científico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Dr. Zelickson is a very well–respected dermatologist, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe. He is famous for being the author of relevant dermatological studies published in many prestigious medical journals and for the improvements he’s made on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are being used by dermatologists all over the world.
Our view from Europe of Dr. Brian Zelickson is that he is one of the leading four or five U.S. laser dermatologists. His research contributions, his superb lectures and his expert knowledge of laser skin surgery make him a valued friend, colleague and guest.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in cutaneous laser surgery. He has performed groundbreaking research over the past decade, advancing the field as well as expertly providing the most up–to–date laser treatments for his patients.
Brian Zelickson is a world–renowned laser expert who helps develop the lasers and treatment parameters used by the rest of the world. He is where others turn to learn the latest techniques in laser surgery. If you want the best treatment available, delivering the best results in the safest environment available, there is no need to look anywhere else.
I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
Dr. Zelickson is one of America’s most knowledgeable laser experts. He has done pioneering work with many of the laser and light–based technologies developed in the world over the last 10 years. He is a giant in the field.
Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.