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Kybella – Remove submental fat! 

Santa Ana Skin Care is proud to offer the breakthrough non-invasive treatment to eliminate excess fat beneath the skin - Kybella, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Leonora Lopez is currently the only physician in the state of New Mexico who is trained to administer this treatment.  Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable designed to restore youthful definition to your chin without the traditional invasiveness of traditional liposuction or plastic surgery.  Made from a naturally occurring substance known as deoxycholic acid, Kybella targets submental fat and breaks down fat cells before absorbing them into the body. Kybella is injected into the target area in as little as 10 minutes. Patients usually see results within weeks, and continued improvement is expected with additional treatments (a typical Kybella treatment cycle ranges from 1 to 6 treatments, spread out over various months). Patients must wait approximately one month between Kybella injections for optimal results.

Unlike traditional cosmetic injectables, which temporarily mask the underlying issue, Kybella eliminates the problem at its source.  The submental fat cells absorbed by the Kybella injection are removed permanently from the body-meaning there is no need for retreatment, unless excess fat is gained back.  Kybella is the most non-invasive double chin treatment available.  There is no scarring or stiching involved and no anesthesia is necessary.  Patients can leave immediately after their procedure and resume daily activities.  Experience the newest way to eliminate your double chin and restore your youthful definition to your chin!

Dr. Leonora Lopez and the staff at Santa Ana Skin Care Clinic would be happy to help you set up a private consultation to discuss Kybella.  Request and appointment online or call us at (505) 954-4422.

Enhance your results with Kybella and Ultherapy

Patients will be thrilled to learn that even though the under-chin area is stubborn and tricky, there are finally options available to treat it.  Keep in mind, Kybella is not a skin tightener, but a fat reducer.  However, it can be combined with skin tightening procedures, like Ultherapy, for even better results.  We look forward to creating customized treatment plans that combine both Kybella and Ultherapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kybella? 
Kybella is a non-invasive injection designed to reduce submental fat, or excess below the chin that gives the appearance of a double chin.  Unlike traditional injectables, which are temporary and require repeat visits following treatment, Kybella eliminates submental fat cells from the body to provide long-lasting results.

How does Kybella work? 
Kybella is a specialized formulation of deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule found naturally in the body that is responsible for breaking down and absorbing fat cells.  Kybella uses this same principle to attack submental fat cells upon injection into the targeted area, where it begins eliminating excess fat from the system.  

Who is the ideal candidate for Kybella Injections?   
The ideal candidate for Kybella is one suffering from a moderate amount of submental fat.  For some patients, a larger area of excess fat may be too expansive for Kybella to treat.  Patients looking to correct loose skin or muscles around the neck cannot use Kybella as a solution to these methods.

How long is treatment and recovery after Kybella injections? 
A typical cycle of Kybella treatment ranges from 1-6 office visits, as agreed upon by the patient and doctor.  The exact number of injections is dependent on the amount of submental fat present, as well as other factors, such as age and genetics.  Each treatment takes 15 to 20 minutes to administer, on average.  There is a required recovery period no shorter than a month in between treatments to allow for optimal fat-loss results.  There may be some bruising, numbness, tightness or discomfort after your Kybella injection; this is normal and these effects should subside within a few weeks.

What kind of results can I expect after undergoing Kybella injections? 
Results are usually seen within a few weeks of undergoing initial treatment and patients will continue to see results for up to a month after injections.  As additional treatment is administered, patients will see continued improvement.  Results with Kybella are long-lasting, and may even be permanent, as the excess fat cells completely removed from the body cannot return to the system.

Is Kybella safe for use? 
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable and is the only approved non-invasive treatment for submental fat currently available on the market.  Before its approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration, Kybella underwent rigorous clinical trials which featured thousands of patients.  Kybella is both safe and effective in treating submental fat.  However, Kybella should not be used to treat any other areas of the body, as research is still being done to determine additional areas that Kybella can treat. 

How do I get started with Kybella in Santa Fe, New Mexico? 
Dr. Leonora Lopez and the staff at Santa Ana Skin Care Clinic would be happy to help you set up a private consultation to discuss Kybella.  Request and appointment online or call us at (505) 954-4422.