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“Kybella is an excellent alternative to liposuction for patients who want a non-surgical treatment to improve the appearance of a double chin.”
- Dr. Lupo
According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, approximately seven out of 10 consumers are bothered by submental fullness (also known as a double chin). Submental fullness is a common yet undertreated condition that can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance - leading to an older and heavier look. Submental fullness can affect both women and men of all ages and weight, and it is often resistant to diet and exercise and can be influenced by multiple factors including aging and genetics.

The FDA recently approved the first and only non-surgical treatment for reduction of submental fullness called Kybella (formerly known as ATX-101). It has been under development for more than nine years, and it is the subject of over 20 clinical studies involving more than 2,600 patients. Dr. Lupo was one of the investigators during the clinical trial, and she has been named a trainer for Kythera, the makers of Kybella.

An insight to destroying excess fat with Kybella® explained by Dr. Mary Lupo

An insight to destroying excess fat with Kybella® explained by Dr. Mary Lupo
Are you someone looking to get rid of the double chin on your face? Then Kybella® is the treatment you are looking for. Watch this video to learn more about how Kybella® can help as Dr. Mary Lupo from Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology explains.

What is KYBELLA®?

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid. This acid is produced by the gallbladder.

It is produced by the gallbladder to emulsify fat for proper digestion.

How does KYBELLA® work?
  • KYBELLA® is injected into the area of fat.
  • The fat within the fat cells is immediately emulsified.
  • The fat cells explode and are permanently destroyed.
What are the side effects of KYBELLA®?

Swelling and numbness are the common side effects to be prepared for when undergoing treatment.

This is a great non-surgical option for the permanent reduction of excess fat.

Kybella is a non-human and non-animal patented formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells, followed by a natural healing and elimination process to improve the chin profile. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Patients who want to dramatically improve their jawline with non-surgical options can be treated with Kybella in conjunction with dermal fillers and/or radio-frequency and ultrasound devices for additional definition and skin tightening.

Kybella is administered by injections into the fat under the chin through a series of treatments spaced no less than one month apart. Many patients experienced visible results in two to four treatments, and up to six treatments may be administered depending on the desired outcome of the patient and treating physician. Once the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment is not expected.

If you are interested in learning more about this treatment or to see if you are a candidate, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Lupo discusses
the benefits of Kybella

Dr. Mary Lupo discusses the benefits of Kybella
Meet one of the countrys leading experts in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation.

Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
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Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.

Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.

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Review From Vanessa V.
Dr. Lupo is truly amazing. This was my first time with filler and not only did she ease my fears but also gave me the most beautiful result. She used just enough to accentuate the contours of my lips and face. Also, she used a product on me called Aqua Gold which gave me wonderful results. The tone, texture, firmness, and overall appearance of my skin was greatly improved. When I left her i felt absolutely FLAWLESS! I highly highly recommend her and her team!
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