Aestique® is always looking for the newest proven cosmetic treatments to offer our patients. We are excited to announce that we are now offering, FDA approved Kybella treatments to help with under chin fat. This non-surgical treatment contours and improves the appearance of submental (under the chin) fullness. With this procedure, we can eliminate that double chin with nothing more than a few injections at a fraction of the cost of its surgical counterpart.
Whether that double chin was caused by weight gain, aging or genetics, this area has proven to be resistant to diet and exercise. Kybella works by injecting the fat underneath your chin. The active ingredient, deoxycholoric 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 your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of those fat cells. Those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat – they are permanently removed.
Kybella is performed in-office and typically takes 15-30 minutes. Multiple injections are performed during each session. The number of sessions can vary depending upon your individual circumstances but most often 3-6 sessions are recommended, spaced at least one month apart. Following your treatments you may notice some temporary bruising, slight swelling or redness at the injection sites which should subside within a few hours. Post treatment restrictions are similar to that of dermal fillers. You can return to normal activities immediately but you will want to avoid strenuous exercise for the next few days. Any discomfort from the injection can be alleviated with an ice pack and/or Tylenol. You will begin to see a change after only a few visits*. You will notice a more taut, thinner, youthful appearance. Once you have reached your desired aesthetic outcome, re-treatment is not expected.
In some cases, liposculpture may best address your submental fullness. Submental liposculpture, while one of the least invasive surgical procedures, it is still considered surgery in which you must undergo an anesthetic and recovery time. Another option is a facelift. While a facelift can tighten the skin around the chin, it will not actually remove the fat in that area. At your consultation Dr. Lazzaro can recommend the best treatment plan that is right for you.
BENEFITS OF KYBELLA:*
- Minimally invasive
- No downtime
- Reduced fat underneath the chin
- Youthful, thinner look
- No surgery
- No anesthesia