A double chin has a significant effect on the overall appearance of your face. Both from the front and in profile, your facial contour may look less chiseled than you'd like if you have fullness beneath your chin. KYBELLA® is one of today's most popular cosmetic injectable treatments because it eliminates the double chin – without surgery! To learn more or to arrange a complimentary consultation in Denver or Greenwood Village, please call Facial Aesthetics at 303-377-2868.
- What is KYBELLA?
- How KYBELLA Works
- Here is What You Can Expect at Your Appointment
- Advantages of KYBELLA
- Preparing for KYBELLA Treatment
- Common Questions About KYBELLA
- Complimentary Consultation
What is KYBELLA?
KYBELLA is an injectable synthetic acid that mimics a type of acid naturally occurring in your body. It's called deoxycholic acid, and it breaks down and destroys excess fat cells in the area under your chin. You may have heard this fat referred to as "submental fullness" or a double chin.
How KYBELLA Works
In our bodies, deoxycholic acid is contained in bile. The acid destroys the cell membranes of the dietary fat we eat, which makes the fat soluble. This is part of the digestive process.
But what does all that mean for a double chin? When KYBELLA 's synthetic form of deoxycholic acid is injected into fat beneath the skin, it destroys the cell membrane just like the natural version does in the digestive tract. Gradually the destroyed fat cells are processed out of your body as waste.
Here is What You Can Expect at Your Appointment
The KYBELLA appointment is simple, quick and painless! Of course you may feel mild pinching as the needles are inserted, and some people report a slight warming sensation in the moments the drug begins working. Numbing cream is applied to the area before the injections are administered.
KYBELLA isn't a single injection. A series of injections are made in strategic locations under the chin. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors will determine how many injections need to be made in your case. Dozens are typically needed – usually between 20 and 30 injections. This will be completed in a matter of minutes.
Just about every KYBELLA patient requires between two to six of these injection sessions, spaced six weeks apart. One treatment session is rarely sufficient to get the results desired.
Your chin area may feel sore for a couple hours after your appointment, but any discomfort will dissipate quickly. Swelling is also to be expected. Swelling is most pronounced about 24 hours later, and then it will begin to subside over the next several days.
KYBELLA doesn't work instantaneously. It's a process. Your body eliminates the destroyed fat cells over time. But after your last injection session is complete, your final results will take shape in the coming weeks.
Lasting results: The great thing about KYBELLA is that the fat cells that are destroyed and eliminated, are destroyed and eliminated for good. Your body does not grow new fat cells, but it is possible for the remaining fat cells under your chin to enlarge with weight gain. Having said that, studies show the majority of patients are still happy with their results years later.
Advantages of KYBELLA
KYBELLA is a great option for people who are unhappy with a double chin, or with fullness beneath their chin. KYBELLA is effective whether your double chin is genetic or weight-related. The only way to know for sure if you are a candidate is to visit our experienced Aesthetic Nurse Injectors for a complimentary consultation.
Our team has seen first-hand the outstanding results obtained with KYBELLA. Here are some of the great advantages of this treatment:
- No downtime
- Lasting results
- Effective reduction of submental fullness
A double chin can cause you to feel less confident. You may feel like eliminating the double chin would allow you to be the best version of yourself. KYBELLA provides a way to do this without surgery.
Preparing for Kybella Treatment
Because we recognize that every patient is different, we understand that pre/post-care guidelines will be unique to your situation. Follow the specific instructions given to you by our staff to ensure the best results and so you can meet your cosmetic goals. The following guidelines are meant to provide you with a general idea of what to expect when preparing for your treatment.
Schedule your appointment with plenty of time before a major event. The swelling after this procedure may take awhile to subside.
Inform our team if you have any history with difficulty swallowing, known allergies, take allergy medications or have ever had an anaphylactic reaction.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not get this treatment.
Avoid taking ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc. in the weeks prior to your procedure. Taking these beforehand can cause significant bruising after the procedure.
Wash your face and neck area the day of your procedure. This will help to minimize your risk of infection.
Your in-office KYBELLA injections should be relatively quick. The time it takes can vary depending on the personalized plan our experienced team constructed for you. After you're finished, you should continually care for the treated area while at home. Our staff may instruct you to follow guidelines including:
- Do not panic if you see redness, swelling or bruising a couple of weeks after your treatment. This is normal and to be expected. However, if symptoms persist, call our office.
- Ice the area carefully. Make sure to keep a cloth barrier between your skin and the ice pack to avoid potential frostbite.
- You can apply a cool compress to the area, and may be instructed to do this for the next few days.
- Avoid strenuous activity for the first few days after your injections.
- Sleep with your head elevated to avoid additional swelling.
- Do NOT massage the area. This will cause further irritation.
- Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen as instructed.
Common Questions About KYBELLA
What is KYBELLA? KYBELLA is an injectable prescription treatment. It is the only such treatment that is FDA-approved for reducing fat below the chin. KYBELLA mimics a naturally occurring molecule within the body, deoxycholic acid.
Am I a candidate? If you have a double chin with which you are unhappy, you are likely a good candidate for KYBELLA. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors can determine if it is an option for you.
How long will it take to see results? For the vast majority of people, it takes between 2 to 6 injection sessions – spaced several weeks apart – to achieve the best results. The number of treatment sessions depends on how much fat is present.
How long will it last? Studies show that KYBELLA results are long-lasting! The fat cells are removed permanently and will not come back. It is important to note that KYBELLA can't stop the sagging of sign that occurs with age.
How much does it cost? The cost varies, so it's important to call our office to receive an accurate quote.
Is financing available? Financing through CareCredit may be an option for you. Ask our staff how to apply.
Are there any side effects? Like all injectables and other cosmetic treatments, KYBELLA does come with a slight risk of certain side effects. Possibilities including bruising, numbness, redness and hardening of the treatment area. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors will discuss these risks with you and make sure you are fully informed. Most of these things – if they do occur – resolve themselves in a couple days.
How many people get KYBELLA? Thousands of people have been treated with KYBELLA so far. It's a very popular treatment. People love that they can reduce their double chin without surgery. Men as well as women express interest in KYBELLA.
Interested in KYBELLA for a double chin? Facial Aesthetics features experienced Aesthetic Nurse Injectors who can help you decide if reduction of submental fullness is right for you. Our practice has a location in Denver and in Greenwood Village. To arrange your complimentary consultation, please call Facial Aesthetics at 303-377-2868.