Many people begin to develop fatty deposits under the chin as part of the aging process. No matter how religiously you follow a diet or how often you exercise, a double chin can develop, adding years to your appearance. While the rest of your body may be trim and fit, the lack of definition along the jawline makes you look heavier and older. A new development in aesthetic technology, Kybella works to kill a percentage of the natural fat cells in the area, leading to a more defined, youthful look.
FDA Approved for Submental Fullness – The Double Chin Problem
Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment to reduce under chin fat. The treatment uses an innovative approach – it is made of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule with a special function – it helps the body break down and absorb dietary fat in the stomach. When injected into a fatty area under the chin (double chin), it destroys a percentage of the fat cells in that area (a process called adipocytolysis). Kybella injections can be ab appropriate treatment for adults over 18 who struggle with this an unsightly double chin.
Make Your Body Work for You with Kybella
The beauty of Kybella is that it makes your body work for you. The deoxycholic acid disrupts fat cells by causing the cell membrane to burst, with the fat held within then shed naturally by the body. For people who shy away from more invasive treatments such as liposuction, Kybella injections could be the perfect way to improve your facial profile.
Should I get Kybella Treatments?
Kybella is one of the most exciting developments in cosmetic technology and could be the perfect treatment for you if you are living with the following problems:
- You have a moderate amount of excess fat beneath the chin
- You have lost the firm definition in your jawline
- You don’t want chin liposuction due to recovery time
- Your facial profile looks older due to fatty deposits beneath the chin
How Does Kybella work?
The Kybella injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Most patients will see visible results after two treatments. However, the number of treatments needed varies for each patient depending on their specific situation and the size of the fatty deposit under the chin as well as the look they hope to achieve with treatment.
Does Kybella hurt?
There is some mild burning sensation during the injection that may last a few minutes, which can be relieved with the application of an ice pack.
How long does Kybella last?
Once the desired result is achieved, there is no need for further treatments.
About Kybella Recovery/Aftercare
After the Kybella treatment there is minimal to moderate downtime but it is likely that you will experience some bruising, swelling, or numbness in the chin area. The swelling can last from between four to seven days.
How do I get the best results with Kybella?
Dr. Simoni recommends combining a radio frequency tightening treatment such as Refirm or ultrasound lift with Ultherapy with Kybella to enhance the final result.
How much does Kybella cost?
The cost of Kybella treatments will vary, depending upon the number of treatments needed, but typically costs in the range of about $1,200 per treatment. The overall cost will depend on how many vials are Kybella are needed to reduce the size of the double chin in the individual patient.
How Long Do I Wait between each Kybella treatment?
Dr. Simoni recommends waiting at least 4 weeks between each treatment.
Can Kybella be used in other areas than the neck?
Even though Kybella is FDA approved for the neck and double chin area it has been successfully tried in other areas such as bra fat, armpit fat, and other areas that might be too minimal to treat with liposuction. Patients who have had liposuction who suffer from unsightly lumps and bumps can use Kybella to treat a post-liposuction problem area.
What are the risks with Kybella?
Kybella could cause some surface skin numbness or slight nerve weakness around the injected area but fortunately these are often transient.
A Lovely Profile: Facial Rejuvenation without Surgery
Dr. Simoni is committed to providing his patients with the latest developments in cosmetic technology, and offers a full range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques, including Kybella injections. If you have under chin fat that leaves you feeling less confident in your appearance – you can reduce it without undergoing surgery or liposuction. For those who have extremely lax facial skin due to lost elasticity, you may need a combination of treatments to achieve the tighter, firmer look you envision. Talk to us about a customized treatment for your unique facial issues.
No Downtime and Dramatic Results
While you may experience some swelling, redness, and minor discomfort, the downtime associated with Kybella is minimal, particularly when compared to recovery from liposuction or facial surgery. Any swelling typically lasts for four or five days, although every patient is different. The beauty of this product is that the entire area becomes firmer, tighter, and more attractive – and those fat cells affected will never return. There should be no concern about losing these fat cells – your body has plenty in other areas. The final look can be a dramatic improvement, with the double chin gone forever. Should you gain weight in the future, less fat will can lodge in that area.
Find Out More About Kybella
Do you have questions about whether Kybella is the right treatment for you? We invite you to schedule a consultation with us so we can evaluate your individual case, and advise you about Kybella treatments. We are excited to offer our patients this non-surgical, non-invasive option to reduce a double chin – forever.