KYBELLA is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin”. If you’re bothered by the fullness beneath your chin, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the, , American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 67% of people said that they are bothered by the fat beneath their chin.
How KYBELLA® Works
KYBELLA® is designed to reduce submental fullness due to fat under the chin. Submental fullness can impact a broad range of both male and female adults. Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, the unwanted fullness beneath your chin may not go away, and it could make you appear older or heavier than you actually are.
Some possible causes of submental fullness are
- Weight gain
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
How KYBELLA® is Administered
Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile. Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Many patients experience visible results after 2 to 4 treatments. The professionals at Laguna Med Spa 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.
Minimal Recovery with Lasting Effects
The most common side effects are slight swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness around the treatment area. Side effects are generally mild and resolve quickly.
When injected into the fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.
Watch testimonies from patients who were treated with KYBELLA®
If you are by the fullness under your chin and are ready to have a boost in your self-perception, schedule a consultation with the experienced aesthetic artists at Laguna Med Spa. In addition to KYBELLA® injections the Laguna Med Spa team has expertise with BOTOX®, fillers and other cosmetic facial treatments designed to revitalize your appearance. For expert advice and to learn more about the benefits of KYBELLA®, contact our Parker, CO office today and schedule a consultation.