Double chins may seem as if they are inevitable, and even if diet and exercise work to slim down and tone the arms, legs, and abs, the low-hanging, fleshy area under the chin is difficult to eradicate. The solution is in the Kybella injectable treatment.
Kybella is an injectable that specifically targets the chin area to improve its appearance. It is FDA-approved, requires no anesthesia, and is fast and efficient. Unlike other injectables that are a purified form of the botulinum toxin, Kybella uses a synthetic version of a naturally-occurring material called deoxycholic acid, which is produced by the human body to break down and absorb dietary fats. Schedule a complimentary consultation today to learn more about Kybella injectables and how the treatment can improve the look of your chin and other problem areas.
Kybella is injected into the subcutaneous (beneath the skin) fat of the area under the chin. It destroys the membranes of the targeted fat cells, taking away their ability to store fat. The body’s natural elimination and healing process then kicks in, removing the fat cells from the area within four to six weeks of receiving the injections.
The ideal candidate for Kybella treatment has a good skin quality while having chin fat that gives a fold or roll appearance when looking down at their feet. Kybella is not recommended for loose, thin or sun-damaged skin. Our injectable specialists will be able to assess your case and determine if Kybella is right for you.
Before starting treatment, your healthcare specialist will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if Kybella is right for you. Then, your specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Kybella treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
Most Kybella treatments take 15-20 minutes during your visit.
Fat reduction from Kybella treatment is permanent, so you can expect long-lasting results.
A small needle will be used to deliver the Kybella solution. You may experience moderate swelling or mild redness, numbness, brusing, or tenderness in the injection site up to two weeks following a treatment. Some lesser experienced side effects include temporary problems with swallowing or an uneven smile. However, in general, most treatments are well-tolerated and become easier with each following Kybella treatment.
With a standard total of 2-4 treatments, with 1-2 vials for each treatment, the average costs runs from $600 to $1000. Your total treatment cost will depend on the size of the area in need of Kybella treatment.