Kybella is a non-surgical FDA-approved treatment for reducing the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness, also known as the double chin. This new injectable contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps to break down fat cells. In fact, deoxycholic acid becomes activated every time we lose weight through diet or exercise. When carefully administered under the chin area Kybella injections permanently break down fat cells resulting in a slimmer and more contoured jawline. Learn more about Kybella cost, see before and after photos and find location near me in the San Francisco Bay area.
For patients who are bothered by excess fat in the lower part of their face, Kybella treatments can offer a permanent and non-surgical solution to slimming the double chin and jawline area. In addition to reducing unwanted fat, dexoycholic acid injections can also prevent future formation of adipose tissue in the treated area. Although a series of treatments (anywhere from 2-6) are recommended for best outcomes, even one session with Kybella can result in some noticeable improvement. A more youthful and aesthetically pleasing chin, neck and jawline contour can be achieved and future treatments may not be necessary.
Another indication for Kybella is for treating submental fullness and skin laxity. It has been found that deoxycholic injections resulted in mild skin-tightening properties, so those with some loose skin can also benefit from this procedure. Kybella can also be used to reduce fat pockets on the lower face or ‘jowls’, bra fat and upper back of the thighs or the ‘banana roll’. Patients may not be a good candidate if they are planning to have facial surgery or have a serious medical condition in or near the planned injection site.
Before treatment begins your doctor will use a temporary grid to mark tiny dots under the chin to map out exactly where the injections will be administered. Depending on the size of the area being treated, anywhere between 20 and 50 tiny injections will be performed in the fatty tissue under the chin. The entire procedure only takes 5-10 minutes. Kybella side-effects are expected so it’s important to plan for your treatment accordingly. It’s normal to have considerable swelling that can last several weeks. Cold compresses can help alleviate the swelling and tenderness after the injection. Over the next couple of weeks the swelling will subside and full results will be visible after 12-16 weeks. If after your initial assessment your doctor recommended multiple sessions then your next treatment will be done at the anywhere from the six-ten week mark. Your Kybella® cost will be determined by your geographic location, size of the area being treated and the total number of treatments needed. We invite you to schedule your consultation with Azala San Francisco – Union Square today.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.