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Kybella in Carmel, IN

Ditch the Double Chin


Ditch your double chin today! At Stillwater Skin & Med Spa, Dr. Emily Luerssen demonstrates first-rate skill to patients who wish to tighten their jawline and eliminate stubborn pockets of fat around their faces. With the help of Kybella, Dr. Luerssen will develop your treatment plan to help you achieve your ideal profile. Schedule your Carmel Kybella consultation today.

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Fast, Effective, and Non-Surgical

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable treatment that eliminates fat cells and is the only FDA-approved cosmetic injectable to permanently clear out submental fat. It’s a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a bile enzyme that occurs naturally in the stomach—and offers fast, effective, and non-surgical options for eliminating the appearance of a double chin.

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Eliminate Excessive Fat

What are the benefits of Kybella?

The biggest draw of Kybella is the removal of excess fat between the chin and neck, which causes the appearance of a second chin. Kybella destroys the targeted fat, and after your body filters out the broken-down substance, new fat won’t be produced. This gives you a more polished and fluid visual transition from your chin to your neck: a staple of a youthful appearance.

Effective on Varying Levels of Fat

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

Adults that want to get rid of varying levels of submental fat are great candidates for Kybella treatments. However, if you have had or intend to have face surgery, have difficulties swallowing, have an illness or medical condition at the planned injection location, or are pregnant or nursing, Kybella may not be for you.

Short and Sweet

Your Kybella Procedure

Dr. Luerssen will start with an analysis of your treatment site and may take pictures to compare your appearance before and after. Then, measurements of the treatment region are taken to determine the injection areas. Dr. Luerssen will advise you on how many vials of Kybella are needed for each treatment.

Before injection, the area will be sanitized. You won't need anesthesia, but topical numbing ointment applied 60 minutes before administering Kybella can help to lessen pain.

You’ll be given a series of doses of Kybella after you’re fully numb. Most treatments only take 15 to 30 minutes: a short and sweet process that’s no less effective.

Safe and Efficient Recovery Planning

Kybella Recovery

Most of the time, Kybella's recovery time is quick, but individual recovery times may vary. Minor side effects like swelling and bruising, which you can safely cover with makeup, tend to go away in one to two weeks.

For up to two weeks, the treated region can feel tender, or even painful. Icing the area and avoiding intense heat or strenuous exercise can prevent extra swelling and speed up healing. Avoiding the consumption of Omega-3s, NSAIDs, and aspirin also helps. It’s important to communicate any issues or concerns with Dr. Luerssen so she can make your recovery as safe and efficient as possible.

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Permanent Results

Kybella Results

Kybella outright kills the targeted fat cells, so the treatment is considered a permanent fix, but it usually takes at least two treatments before major results are seen. The ideal window between sessions is four to six weeks, and as your body recovers over that time, you’ll notice a gradual improvement in the submental area.

Most people reach their desired reduction levels after three to four treatments, but some have taken up to six. With Kybella Carmel patients' results will depend on how much fat is removed, your level of skin elasticity, and how well your body recovers from the process.

However, any leftover fat cells can start to expand if you gain additional weight after treatment and can negatively impact the longevity of your results.

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Committed to Your Needs

Schedule your Carmel Kybella consultation with Stillwater Skin & Med Spa today

A patient-centered approach and a strong appreciation for the restoration of natural beauty make Dr. Luerssen a top-notch physician, priding herself in being committed to the needs of her patients. Because of her dedication, years of experience in the field, and passion for bringing her clients comfort and confidence, she’s a fantastic candidate to help you restore the natural charm to your body. Schedule your Carmel Kybella consultation with Stillwater Skin & Med Spa today!

KybellaFrequently Asked Questions

Most people report feeling a minor burning sensation for a few minutes after each injection. Giving numbing cream up to an hour of time to kick in before your treatment can help.

Some people report lasting numbness, persisting for three to six weeks. If you have bleeding irregularities or are receiving antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy, you might have a higher risk of excessive bleeding or bruising around the treatment location.

No anesthesia is used, and you can safely drive home after your treatment.

Dr. Luerssen is a renowned physician and Medical Director with numerous awards for her service in the United States Army. With a focus on the patient and an unwavering dedication to bringing out her patients' inner glow, she raises the bar for customer satisfaction. Place your trust in Stillwater Skin & Med Spa and let Dr. Luerssen help you get your glow back! Book your appointment and learn more about our treatment options for clearer, brighter, and more vibrant skin today!

12955 Old Meridian St, UNIT 105, Carmel, IN 46032