As part of the natural aging process, many people start to experience sagging skin and fat deposits in their neck and jaw line areas, problems which were traditionally addressed through facelift surgery. However, a lot of potential patients hesitate to get a facelift because they worry about looking “too pulled” and going through a long and painful post-operative healing period.
In response to the patients’ request for a younger, natural-looking appearance that doesn’t take significant time away from their busy schedule, Kybella® was developed. Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.
Who is Kybella® for?
Kybella® may be right for you if:
- You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness.
- You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are.
- You don’t want to have surgery.
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away.
WHAT IS KYBELLA®?
Kybella® contains deoxycholic acid, a fat-dissolving, naturally occurring bile acid. It is injected in the office and it is FDA approved to treat fat under the chin.
Kybella® treatment involves multiple tiny injections. Treatment can be slightly uncomfortable, so topical anesthetic cream is applied prior, with occlusion and speedy injection techniques are used. Pain subsides in 3-5 minutes. The next day, the area may be slightly red or swollen. By the second day, redness should be gone, but tissues remain firm and tender.
For fat under the chin, most people need a minimum of 2 -3 treatments to see significant changes. We usually suggest 2 treatments and then reassessing to see more treatment will be necessary. Some patients may only need one treatment to obtain their optimal goals. It takes about 4 – 6 weeks to see results, and treatments are scheduled at least 4 weeks apart.
Kybella® can also be used, off label, to dissolve fat in other areas such as under the arms, “bra rolls”, flanks/saddle bags, inner thighs. And yes, Pretty Faces Atlanta offers Kybella® to treat the fat under your chin in addition to numerous “pinchable” areas of the body! Kybella® is an excellent, easy, fast, and effective treatment for localized areas of fat AND there is minimal recovery. Give us a call to schedule a consultation, to see if Kybella® is the right choice for you!