Fat Dissolving

We are 3D beings and although we mostly see ourselves from the front, we all know that others see us from all angles.  The double chin is a genetic curse and affects both men and women.  Up until now, there were limited options other than plastic surgery to remove the unwanted fat beneath the chin.  Kybella is the first FDA approved prescription treatment for PERMANENT, nonsurgical reduction of moderate to severe fat below the chin.

What Is It and How Does It Work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is 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, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient.  Emily 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. The average number of treatments is 3 with 2-3 vials used per treatment.

We Treat:
Submental Fat Pad under the Chin
    • Treatment is tailored artistically to get your best look (not one size fits all)
    What Can I Expect During My Treatment?
    1. Emily will consult with you to understand your areas of concern and answer all of your questions.  Together, you will determine an aesthetic treatment plan so you can get the best bang for your buck.  
    2. If you can arrive with a clean face (free of lotions, serums and makeup), it is best or your face will be cleansed pre-treatment.
    3. Numbing cream is applied and Emily will draw a grid on your chin to pinpoint where each injection is to be placed.
    4. 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.
    5. After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin.  The swelling is actually a great response and indicates that you will have tissue retraction so we don't want to do anything to mitigate this response. 
    6. Wear a scarf if desired for 5 days post treatment for social downtime and be comforted that permanent fat removal is the outcome.

    How Long Do The Results Last?

    A series of 2-3 treatments, each spaced 8 weeks apart will create PERMANENT results so long as a steady weight is maintained.  
    Preparing For Your Appointment

    • Water consumption is very important since Kybella reacts best to hydrated tissue.  We recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces daily for 5 days prior to treatment. 
    • You can begin taking oral arnica (follow directions on package) 5 days prior to treatment to minimize bruising risk.
    • Please note that use of aspirin, NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve), vitamin E, omega 3's/fish oils, chia seeds and drinking red wine can increase chances of bruising, as well as, the length of time bruises may last.  For best results, the aforementioned medications (unless prescribed for existing medical conditions) and red wine should be stopped one week prior to treatment. 
    • Do not shave the area for 72 hours post treatment. 
    • Retinols should be discontinued at least 5 days prior to treatment and should not be applied over treated areas for 10 days.

    On average, a series of 2-3 treatments each spaced 8 weeks apart is recommended for best results.  Skin Tight Laser may be recommended as a synergistic treatment.

    • Buy 2 treatments for mild-moderate chin fat $1999 (4 vials).  $600 Savings.
    • Buy 2 treatments for moderate-severe chin fat $2999 (6 vials).  $900 Savings.
    • Optional add-on with 6 Skin Tight sessions for only $999.  $200 OFF.

    Side Effects & Risks
    The treatments may involve risks that have been well documented and injections for cosmetic purposes are not recommended for everyone.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call to discuss.  The most common side effects occur in the treatment area and include:

    • Swelling
    • Bruising
    • Pain
    • Numbness
    • Redness
    • Areas of hardness

    For a complete list of potential side effects, please see Allergan's Kybella site.