Kybella Treatment Double Chin Tustin

Kybella double chin in Irvine or Orange County is a non-surgical injectable technique used to target the fat beneath the chin(double chin) or other areas where there is a small pocket of unwanted fat. The process uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections to target the fat cells in this area. No incisions are required, and the downtime is minimal in most cases.

What Causes Submental Fullness (Double-Chin)?

For many , weight gain is a factor while many others find it difficult, if not possible, to fully lose fat in that area despite maintaining a healthy weight. Submental fullness (or a double-chin) is often genetic, requiring more than the diet and exercise for major improvement. According to a survey in 2014 from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, approximately 70% of those surveyed reported concerns with submental fullness. Patients feel the lack of definition makes them look older or heavier and experience a boost in self-confidence after addressing this area.

Why Receive Kybella Double Chin Treatment in Newport Beach?

In the past, the most effective method for treating the double chin was liposuction, neck lifts or face lifts, which are invasive procedures that involve anesthesia, deep incisions and long recovery times. Kybella is much less invasive, involving only a few injections to produce full effects and very little downtime afterwards. It is an alternative treatment for individuals who do not wish to undergo an invasive procedure or who do not have enough excess fat under the chin to warrant surgery.

How Kybella for Double Chin in Irvine Works?

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 desired aesthetic goal.

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Who Is A Good Candidate For Kybella?

The best candidate is an adult 18 years or older with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. You might not be a good candidate if you have had or are planning to have facial surgery, if you have trouble swallowing, are pregnant or nursing, or have an infection or medical condition in or near the planned injection site.

Who Should Not Receive Kybella for Double Chin Treatment?

You should not receive Kybella if you have an infection in the treatment area. Before receiving Kybella, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
  • Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
  • Have had or have trouble swallowing 
  • Have bleeding problems
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (if is not known if Kybella will harm your unborn baby)
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (if is not known if Kybella passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive Kybella).

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).

How Many Kybella Treatment Sessions Will I Need?

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your consultant at Ageless MD 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. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.

Can Kybella Be Injected Into Other Areas Of The Face And Body?

While Kybella is only FDA-approved for under the chin, it is often used “off-label” to treat the bra fat, small love handles, jowls, facial fat including buccat fat, and the public area (colloquial term is “FUPA”) and is very effective. It will probably take more than one session so keep that in mind. The risks are minimal but you can expect to have some bruising and swelling following your treatment. See a really experienced injector to be assessed in person and discuss.

Are Kybella Treatments Painful?

Patients at Ageless MD typically feel Kybella treatments are rather comfortable as we use a 30 G needle. Topical numbing cream is optional and almost everyone tolerates this without numbing cream. There is a sense of soreness after the injections but strong pain killers like narcotics are rarely needed afterwards.

Is Kybella Safe?

Kybella has been extensively studied and found comparable to other cosmetic injectables, such as dermal fillers and Botox as far as safety is concerned. The leading FDA Medical Advisory Committee unanimously approved the treatment of Kybella for submental fullness following a thorough review of the clinical data. While injections are safe, it’s important to only be treated by someone with extensive experience with the nerves and anatomy of the face, as an injection too close to the marginal mandibular nerve could cause a temporary injury that would affect the appearance of the mouth.

Kybella has been extensively studied and was found comparable to other cosmetic injectable, such as dermal fillers and botox as far as safety is concerned. The leading FDA Medical Advisory Committee unanimously approved the treatment of Kybella for submental fullness following a thorough review of the clinical data. While injections are safe, it’s important to only be treated by someone with extensive experience with he nerves and anatomy of the face, as an injection too close to the marginal mandibular nerve could cause a temporary injury that would affect the appearance of the mouth.

Risks And Side Effects

Though Kybella is non-surgical, some common side effects include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and numbness. The recovery process associated with Kybella is minimal in most cases, and downtime varies from person to person. Minor side effects typically subside in one to two weeks.

Serious side effects have occurred, including facial muscle weakness, uneven smile, trouble swallowing, or nerve injury in the jaw which would cause facial asymmetry. These side effects are extremely rare but can happen. Any post-treatment discomfort should be discussed with your healthcare provider. If you experience any of these severe side effect, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Benefits Of Kybella Treatment Include:

  • Injections are minimally invasive with very little discomfort.
  • Reduces fat in the double chin, or any area that you may have a small pocket of localized fat.
  • Improves the apperance of the lower face and jawline.
  • Provides subtle changes to the chin.
  • Treatments fit into your lifestyle.
  • Boosts self-esteem and overall appearance.

In a matter of weeks, you will begin to notice that fat under your skin shrinking, leaving you with an attractive facial contour. If you would like more information about Irvine Kybella double chin and how the injections can benefit your face, chin and neck, give Ageless MD a call.

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