Introduction to Kybella

As the years pass by, gravity begins to take effect, pulling down skin fat that has lost some of its tightness due to wear and tear. This most notably occurs under the jaw, leading to a droopy layer known as the “double chin.” For many, this skin remains visible even with strict diets and exercise, leading to a loss of self-confidence and anxiety in daily life. KYBELLA injections from Dr. Joseph Galitzin of Skin Care at 5th Ave. can reduce chin fat without plastic surgery, offering a world-renowned treatment that can reverse this frustrating appearance. From our home base in Peachtree City, GA we offer KYBELLA to Atlanta, Fayetteville, and Newnan patients wanting to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Below, we’ve included our guide to the revolutionary treatment.

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What is Kybella?

Submental fullness also referred to as a “double chin,” is a common cosmetic concern here in Georgia and can be challenging to eliminate. This is generally caused by weight gain, aging, and genetics. Excess submental fat and skin under the chin can make you appear heavier and older, affecting your self-confidence and quality of life. KYBELLA is a non-surgical injectable approved by the FDA for reducing fat in this submental area that is right below the chin. It contains deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally present in the body, which helps the body to absorb fats. When injected into the fatty tissue, KYBELLA destroys the fat cells, which are then removed naturally through the lymphatic system. The procedure has changed many of our patient’s lives, offering fantastic advantages paired with a more youthful appearance.

What are the Benefits of Kybella?

There are many life-changing benefits to receiving KYBELLA injectable treatments from Dr. Galitzin. Most patients in the greater Atlanta area find benefits such as:

  • More youthful and healthier-looking appearance
  • Slimmer jawline and thinner neck
  • Balanced facial features and contours
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Long-lasting, permanent, and natural-looking results.
  • Improved self-confidence about your appearance.

Who are the Best Candidates for Kybella?

The best candidates in the greater Atlanta area for KYBELLA are ones with realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. The treatment is only applied to the lower face to remove stubborn fat, and ideally for patients who are already at a healthy weight and live a healthy and active lifestyle. Men and women of all skin types are candidates for this treatment, but it is not meant to be a significant weight loss solution.

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What’s the First Step?

The first step towards a slimmer, sleeker jawline is to contact Skin Care at 5th Avenue and schedule a consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Joseph Galitzin will take the time to create a personalized treatment plan that seamlessly integrates your aesthetic preferences and desired outcome. During the consultation at our Atlanta adjacent clinic, Dr. Galitzin will perform a thorough examination, considering your medical history and cosmetic goals to determine your candidacy for KYBELLA. Once we determine this is the proper procedure for you, we can begin your KYBELLA treatment, or you can work with our Patient Coordinator to book a future appointment. Because cosmetic goals and patient profiles vary, the number of KYBELLA treatments needed is different for each patient.

Before undergoing this procedure, be sure to make Dr. Galitzin aware if any of these issues relate to you:

  • Are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
  • Are currently breastfeeding
  • Have difficulty swallowing
  • Have had previous procedures or cosmetic treatments on or near your neck, face, or chin
  • Have a bleeding or blood clotting condition
  • Have a thyroid disorder
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What to Expect on the Day of Kybella

On the day of the treatment, you will enter a relaxing, cozy med spa where you will receive world-class personalized care from Dr. Galitzin and his staff. We start by applying a topical anesthetic to numb the area under the jaw, which helps ensure you’re completely relaxed. Once the skin is numbed, we inject the KYBELLA in the fat below your chin and any other pre-determined target areas. Each session takes about 15-20 minutes. An ice pack may be used to relieve swelling. Once the procedure is concluded, you may experience minor side effects like swelling, numbness, and bruising around the injection sites; this is normal and will subside in 24 to 48 hours.

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Kybella Recovery

Unlike invasive surgeries like liposuction, KYBELLA doesn’t require a complicated recovery period. Most of our patients return to work or normal routines right away. Swelling, the most common effect after KYBELLA treatment, will last mostly during the first few days. Minor swelling can last two to three weeks. Should you notice a crooked smile, weak facial muscles, or have difficulty swallowing, please call our Peachtree City office right away. We encourage a healthy lifestyle, diet, and exercise after your recovery period.

Pro tip: Patients are encouraged to continue a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise to avoid the future development of unwanted fat.

How Much Does Kybella Cost in the Atlanta area?

We understand how important it is to be as transparent as possible with costs for our patients, and we assure any estimates and breakdowns will be provided with clear direction. The price of KYBELLA is based on several factors, including the size of the area being treated and the best course of action. After consulting with a provider our Patient Coordinator can provide you with a clear-cut price breakdown.

*Because cosmetic treatments like KYBELLA are generally not covered by insurance, Dr. Galitzin offers monthly specials and accepts third-party financing payments from CareCredit.

Why Choose Us?

Our world-class skin care clinic is the premier provider of the latest nonsurgical skin treatments in the Atlanta, GA, metro area. Prepare to be pampered at our spa-like Peachtree City, GA, location while you receive the most advanced cosmetic solutions in the skin care industry. Contact us for a KYBELLA consultation today using our online form or by giving us a call.

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Schedule Your Consultation

It’s time to make the dream of eliminating the loose, hanging skin under your jaw a reality. Contact Dr. Galitzin of Skin Care at 5th Ave. to start the process of your FDA-approved KYBELLA injectable treatments. Request a consultation or call our office at +1 770 487 2645. You can also use our website to request a consultation, and a team member will contact you as soon as possible.

Kybella FAQs

Is Kybella painful?

The topic of pain is met with professionalism at Skin Care at 5th Avenue, as we use advancements and professional training to help minimize pain for all of our procedures. KYBELLA is safe and approved by the FDA to remove cosmetic submental fat. Most of our patients report the injection as a painless process, although there will be a sensation of numbness during the procedure.

How many appointments will I need?

Appointments vary based on the needs of our patients. For some, KYBELLA treatments work with a higher frequency of injections over a six-month period. In contrast, others find much success in one dose. The topic of future appointments will be addressed in your consultation, in which a procedure plan will then be laid out with clear direction and the best advice moving forward.  

How long until I see results?

While some minor effects of the first treatment may be visible immediately, the overall results occur at the end of a slightly longer process. You will start noticing changes in your appearance within 4 to 6 weeks. However, the injections typically take about 3 months before you can see the full results. It’s essential at this time to understand that patience and care will lead to the best outcome. 

Can I combine Kybella with other procedures?

Of course! Combining procedures is a fantastic way to offer a one-two punch to your aesthetic goals. CoolSculpting or Ultherapy is a popular pairing; together, the two treatments partner to create a complete and cohesive rejuvenation. Any questions about combining procedures can be answered by Dr. Galitzin in a consultation. 

What are the risks associated with Kybella?

Kybella is very safe and FDA-approved, however, with every procedure comes the chance of risks. KYBELLA can cause side effects, including injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell death (necrosis) around the injection site or trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. Dr. Joseph Galitzin is a top-rated skin specialist and premier provider of popular injectable treatments; he takes great pride in minimizing any chance of side effects. 

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