Bothered by fullness under your chin and a profile that makes you look older than you are? If only there was a way to permanently get rid of that fullness, without having surgery. Now, there is.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the area under the chin. Kybella is a synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body, that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys the fat cells which your body then removes. Once gone, your body can no longer store fat under your chin, even if you put on a few extra pounds!
The first step in having the profile you want is to come in for an evaluation to see if you are a candidate for Kybella. If your fullness is from fat, I will then recommend a series of Kybella treatments ranging from 2 to 5 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. After numbing the area with a topical cream, the injections only take 10 to 15 minutes.
Most clients experience a mild to moderate burning sensation as the Kybella begins to destroy fat cells. Tylenol and cold packs help reduce this. It is also useful to remember that the feeling is an indication that the Kybella IS working! Bruising, swelling, redness, numbness and areas of hardness are the next most common side effects. In general, the side effects, particularly the swelling, become less pronounced with subsequent treatments.
You can opt to stop your treatments early if you have reached your aesthetic goal, or add an extra one or two. Most clients tell me that although they were very aware of the increase in swelling that occurred shortly after each treatment, their friends and family generally did NOT notice this change.
What if a client comes in for an evaluation and I determine that their fullness is do to excess or loose skin rather than fat? That can be treated non-surgically as well using a different technique, Sublative Radio frequency for skin tightening. This is also performed in a series of treatments, 4 to 6 weeks apart. There is minimal downtime with this procedure and your skin continues to tighten for weeks after each visit as new, tighter collagen is produced by your body.
The consultation is free. I would love to see you to discuss your aesthetic goals and to help you have the attractive profile you want!
-Dr. Tara Wegryn