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Excess fat beneath your chin can be a source of self-consciousness. It may be something that you’ve dealt with for most of your life or something that just started to bother you. Either way, it can be treated with non-surgical Kybella® injections for a slimmer and more defined look.
Park Meadows Aesthetics is the premier destination for cosmetic injectables in Lone Tree. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors provide exceptional services under the oversight of board-certified plastic surgeons. Call 303.662.8668 today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to reduce excess fat below the chin. It’s a safe and effective way to improve your profile without surgery.
Benefits of Kybella®
Kybella® offers benefits such as:
- Short treatment times
- Minimal discomfort
- Minimal downtime
- Long-lasting results
- No incisions, surgery, or scars
How Kybella® Works
Kybella® is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule called deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid exists in the human body and its purpose is to break down dietary fat.
Kybella® uses synthetic deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells under your chin. Whether the fullness is a result of genetics, weight fluctuations, or aging, Kybella® is an effective way to reduce it.
Ideal Candidates for Kybella®
Sixty-seven percent of people surveyed by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery said that they are bothered by fat below their chin. This excess fat, which some people refer to as a “double chin”, is actually a common condition called submental fullness. You don’t have to be overweight to struggle with submental fullness; genetics and aging can work against you.
Kybella® may be right for you if:
- Are 18 or older
- You’re bothered by fat under your chin
- You feel that you look older or heavier than you really are
- You aren’t interested in surgery
- You aren’t seeing results through diet and exercise
What To Expect During Your Personalized Kybella® Treatment
Your appointment will start with a consultation. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors will assess your degree of submental fullness and confirm your candidacy for Kybella®.
Then they will mark the injection sites and sterilize the area. A numbing cream can be applied to reduce discomfort. You will receive a series of small and quick injections. The number of injections given will depend on how much fullness you have beneath your chin.
How Many Kybella® Treatments Are Needed For Best Results?
Kybella® works best when administered in a series of treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart. Most patients need at least two sessions to see the full effects of Kybella®. Plan to follow up with our team to determine if you need further treatment.
How to Prepare for a Kybella® treatment
Essential fatty acids: Ginkgo biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, vitamin A, vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, and other supplements should not be ingested three days before Kybella to minimize bruising and bleeding.
Anti-inflammatory drug: Optional blood-thinning drugs like Aspirin, Motrin, Advil and other NSAIDS should be avoided a week prior to your treatment. These cause excessive bruising and bleeding.
Skin irritants: To decrease redness and irritation, glycolics and retinoids should be discontinued 2-3 days prior to the treatment.
Other substances: It’s best to avoid alcohol, caffeine, high-sodium and high-sugar foods, spicy foods, refined carbohydrates, and cigarettes two days before your treatment. These can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after Kybella.
What to Expect After Kybella®
Receiving Kybella® injections shouldn’t get in the way of your normal routine. You will likely be able to drive home or return to work right after your appointment.
Some swelling and bruising is to be expected and can be improved by icing the area and avoiding blood thinners. Avoiding strenuous exercise for several days will also help.
Kybella® works gradually. You should begin to see results after four weeks and those results can continue to improve for up to twelve weeks.
Vitamin E supplements, alcoholic beverages and salty foods are particularly notorious for increasing facial swelling, so avoid them for at least 48 hours post-treatment. In addition to this, you will also be advised against vigorous exercise and other cosmetic treatments after the procedure.
Strenuous exercise, sun and heat exposure should be avoided for at least a week post-treatment. Exercise causes an increase in blood flow, which will increase swelling and slow down the healing process.
Cosmetic treatments such as injectables, ultrasound, laser, peels, facials and microdermabrasion in the treatment area would also need to be postponed until you are completely healed.
How Long Does Kybella® Last?
Kybella® permanently eliminates treated fat cells. You shouldn’t need more appointments after you’ve achieved your desired results.
Keep in mind that remaining fat cells can expand with weight gain. Eat well and exercise to maintain your Kybella® results.
Cost of Kybella® Treatment
The cost of reducing your double chin with Kybella® depends on factors such as the number of vials used and the number of treatments needed to achieve good results. Our Aesthetic Nurse Injectors can provide you with a personalized price estimate.
Kybella® is an eligible treatment in our Park Meadows Perks loyalty program. Every dollar you spend on Kybella® turns into savings for future services and products. Members of our loyalty program also enjoy bonus points, discounts, and special offers.