Kybella

Imad El Asmar, MD -  - Internist

Vermont Med Spa

Imad El Asmar, MD

Internist located in Los Angeles, CA

Kybella Specialist
If you’re bothered by fat beneath your chin, Dr. Imad El Asmar and the staff at Vermont Med Spa offer the Kybella® treatment to help you. Kybella works by destroying fat cells, and is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of fat beneath the chin.

Kybella Q & A

by Imad El Asmar, MD

How does Kybella work?

Kybella works by destroying fat cells below the chin. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, gets injected into the fat under the chin and aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. The destroyed fat is then processed through your body’s natural metabolism. Dr. El Asmar recommends 2-4 treatments for desired results but every patient is different. Dr. El Asmar will create a treatment plan based on the amount of fat the patient has under their chin and their desired results. The best part about Kybella is that further treatment won’t be needed once you achieve your desired results.

What are possible side effects?

Kybella has some serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw, causing an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, and difficulty swallowing. The most common side effects include swelling, numbness, bruising, redness, pain, and areas of hardness. Talk with Dr. El Asmar about your concerns and medical conditions before proceeding with Kybella treatments. You shouldn’t receive Kybella treatments if you have an infection in the treatment area.

What can I expect after my treatment session?

Most patients experience some downtime after the first treatment. Dr. El Asmar suggests that though patients return to a normal routine, they take it easy when it comes to social or work-related activities. During treatment, the staff at Vermont Med Spa applies ice packs or local anesthetic to the treatment area to help maintain patient comfort. Dr. El Asmar aso recommends taking an over-the-counter pain reliever and applying a cold pack for 10-15 minutes after treatment. If you’re bothered by your double chin and don’t want to have surgery, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. El Asmar at Vermont Med Spa. He will gladly address any questions or concerns you may have before undergoing treatment for your submental fullness. The practice is currently welcoming new patients.

To learn more about Kybella and how it can relieve your submental fullness symptom, please call the office or book online to schedule a consultation today.

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Imad El Asmar, MD
1234 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029