New Orleans, LA area patients ask, how does Kybella injection treatment work?


Dr. Mary Lupo is a board-certified dermatologist who speaks with patients every day about the solutions available to them for combating certain imperfections of the face and body.
When patients are struggling with their appearance due to extra fat underneath the chin, they may feel self-conscious about themselves and their “double chin.” Luckily, without plastic surgery, patients in the New Orleans, LA area can achieve amazing results and eliminate their submental fullness. Kybella injections are a popular treatment for patients in the community who visit the Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology.

How does a Kybella injection work?

Dr. Mary Lupo is a board-certified dermatologist who speaks with patients every day about the solutions available to them for combating certain imperfections of the face and body. Patients who are concerned about their “double chin” or “submental fullness” will be excited to learn about an injectable option called Kybella. Kybella is an injectable that is formulated from deoxycholic acid. This is a chemical that can emulsify fat and destroy fat cells. This makes it the perfect injectable to use on double chin fat as it destroys the walls of the fat cells so the tissues dissolve and metabolize safety into the body. Dr. Lupo performed the clinical trial for Kybella’s FDA approval. This results in a more youthful and contoured chin area—permanently.

Kybella is the first non-surgical solution to the double chin and is the first injectable on the market that caters to this specific concern. It has been cleared by the FDA for the use of reducing submental fullness and continues to provide patients with a reliable and effective solution for their double chins.

Who is a candidate for Kybella injections?

The best candidate for Kybella injections is an adult who is unhappy with the appearance of submental fullness and who wants a more attractive jawline and profile. Patients should be at least 18 years of age, in overall good health, and have realistic expectations in regards to the results that can be achieved with this injectable. Kybella can be used on patients of all ethnicities and skin types.

Patients who may not be candidates for treatment are patients under the age of 18, patients who are pregnant, or patients with a bleeding disorder or active infection. Patients who have sagging or excess skin underneath the chin will not achieve the results they desire using Kybella and may be directed by Dr. Mary Lupo to another more appropriate treatment that will address their specific concerns better than Kybella injections alone.

What happens during a Kybella consultation appointment?

Dr. Mary Lupo encourages patients to book a consultation visit in her practice to find out if they are appropriate candidates for Kybella and to determine if Kybella is best for their specific needs. Kybella consults are a one-on-one discussion between the doctor and patient about the procedure. The consult will include a brief examination by Dr. Mary Lupo to determine facial anatomy and to discuss medical history. Patients should bring to the attention of their doctor any conditions that may inhibit their ability to undergo Kybella due to contraindications. Patients may also ask how many injections may be needed, the cost of treatment, and if there are other solutions that can be used to achieve similar results if they are not candidates for this particular service.

Understanding the Kybella procedure

The injection of Kybella is done right in the office at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology. Dr. Mary Lupo injects approximately 50 areas of the chin with Kybella. Anesthetics and icing may be added during these injections for comfort. Patients can go about the remainder of the day with no interruption and will see the results of Kybella over time.

What are the benefits of Kybella?

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Kybella is:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Affordable
  • Non-invasive
  • Natural-looking
  • Gradual

Learn about Kybella as a solution to your excess submental fullness

Dr. Mary Lupo is excited to provide this revolutionary, non-invaisve treatments for submental fullness in her state-of-the-art dermatological practice and welcomes patients in and around the area of New Orleans, LA to discuss Kybella injections with their trusted providers. At the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, our professionals work closely with adult patients to provide them with solutions for their cosmetic concerns. Call the practice today at (504) 777-3047 and visit the office conveniently located at 145 Allen Toussaint Boulevard #302 to find out more about Kybella and other cosmetic injectables available from our board-certified dermatologist.

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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.