Tired of that double chin? The FDA has now approved a safe and effective option to get rid of fat underneath the chin called Kybella®.
Though the chin and neck are frequently overlooked by patients hoping to improve their appearance, these features function as an important frame for the face, and a change there can dramatically improve the way you look. The presence of submental (chin) fat, whether due to genetics, diet, aging, or some combination of the three, can add the impression of both years and pounds to a person’s face.
HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK?
Previously, patients plagued by an unwanted double chin would turn to either liposuction or a neck lift to address their aesthetic concerns. Now, patients seeking double chin treatment have a nonsurgical, noninvasive option in the form of Kybella® — an injection under the chin that dissolves unwanted, excess fat.
The area to be treated is marked with a pen and numbed using topical anesthesia or some other method, then injected with the solution.
Kybella® is comparable to other injectables like BOTOX® and Juvéderm® in that no surgery is required. Some swelling and tenderness after treatment is expected, though it usually resolves within a few days. There may also be temporary numbness at the injection site, which resolves. The use of ice and painkillers reduces these mild effects.
The actual time required to complete the procedure is about 15 to 20 minutes, and patients can return to work or their daily routine immediately afterward.
Multiple injection sessions at monthly intervals are required to achieve optimal improvement. While most patients achieved desired reduction within three double chin treatment injection sessions, up to six sessions may be required.
Since Kybella® destroys the unwanted fat, subsequent treatments after an ideal look is achieved are not expected. Once the fat is gone, it is gone.
As with all injectables, it is not uncommon for patients to experience some reaction at the injection site. This may include redness, itching, bruising, hardness, and discomfort. All of these minor symptoms typically resolve in the hours and days after the treatment session. Possible side effects will be discussed during the consultation, when a physician will be able to answer specific questions and address any particular concerns.
KYBELLA® AT ROXSPA BEVERLY HILLS
Our technicians at ROXSpa Beverly Hills have received expert training with this treatment, and have seen amazing results with our patients. Call 310-777-0496 to schedule your complimentary consultation to see if Kybella is right for you.