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As we age, many men and women will see unwanted fatty tissue begin to develop underneath the chin. This area of submental fat, more commonly referred to as a double chin, will add years to the appearance, and draw attention away from more attractive features. Sometimes a double chin is the result of weight fluctuations and a decrease in skin laxity, but more often it is related to genetic disposition. Submental fat is stubborn tissue that is difficult to address through exercise, diet, or weight loss.
Although the double chin is a common complaint, it remains one of the most undertreated areas of the face. This is because, up until now, the only successful treatment for submental fat was liposuction. Not everyone is ready to commit to this semi-invasive procedure and its involved recovery. Luckily, Calista Skin and Laser Center now offers Kybella, a nonsurgical, non-invasive, affordable treatment for the double chin.
Kybella is the first and only injectable approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to permanently eliminate submental fatty tissue. The injectable is made from Deoxycholic Acid, a naturally occurring chemical that is used by the body to absorb unwanted fat cells.
Injected directly into the target tissue underneath the chin, Kybella destroys the outer membranes of the fat cells. As the cells are dissolved, they are safely absorbed and eliminated by the body, leaving a sculpted, contoured chin. Kybella does not affect the surrounding, healthy cells. Best of all, since eliminated fat cells do not re-form, the dramatic results from Kybella are long lasting.
Each Kybella procedure is carefully tailored to the individual patient’s aesthetic needs, depending on the severity of submental fat. Calista Skin and Laser Center offers additional procedures to further rejuvenate the face, neck, and jawline, such as dermal fillers to replace lost volume, or Botox Cosmetic to ease fine lines and wrinkles.
Almost anyone who is frustrated with the appearance of stubborn submental fatty tissue can benefit from Kybella. The treatment is not for everyone, however. A good candidate for Kybella can be a man or woman of any skin type or ethnicity.
The ideal patient will also be:
Kybella is not indicated for patients who are pregnant, have an active infection or bleeding disorder.
Schedule a complimentary consultation. During this appointment it will be determined if Kybella is the right treatment you. Should Kybella be the right treatment, a personalized plan for facial rejuvenation will be created. At this time, the exact number of Kybella sessions will be determined. Additionally, the full cost of treatment will be established.
During the Kybella consultation, the severity of submental fat and the target area determined. A series of small injections are administered below the chin. A typical session takes less than half an hour and while Kybella is not considered a painful procedure however, a topical or local anesthetic may be administered for your added comfort.
Successful Kybella results will require a series of at least two sessions spaced four weeks apart. The exact number of Kybella procedures will depend on the amount of submental fat present, and the desired results.
Patients can expect mild redness, swelling, and warmth after a Kybella treatment, these will diminish over the first 24 to 48 hours. Minor bruising may also occur and can take about a week to fade. No downtime is necessary after a Kybella treatment. Patients are able to return immediately to work or school and resume their normal exercise routine.
Results from Kybella can be seen after just one to two sessions. Although more than one Kybella treatment may be required for optimal benefits, once the full series has been completed, no further maintenance is needed. The fatty tissue, once eliminated, will not return. This means that the results from Kybella are permanent.
After extensive studies Kybella was approved by the FDA as a safe and effective way to eliminate submental fat. Deoxycholic acid is a chemical that is made naturally in your body by the pancreas to digest fatty materials. Since Kybella was approved it has been used safely in thousands of patients with no adverse effects. As with any aesthetic procedure, there is always risk for more serious complications to occur. On rare the occasion, Kybella can result in excessive bleeding, infection, difficulty swallowing and temporary numbness.
To get started on your own facial rejuvenation with Kybella, call 817-488-3838 to schedule a consultation to determine if Kybella is right for you and all of your questions will be answered.