What is Kybella®?


One of the most common problems men and women notice with their appearance is the development of a double chin. Over time, this prominent layer of puffy tissue, below the jawline, can make the face look older and take away from the other, beautiful features. Also referred to as submental fat, the double chin can be the result of weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and the normal aging process. Unfortunately, genetics can also play a large role in the development of a double chin, meaning that exercise and diet often do little to improve the area.

Until recently, the only successful way to improve the fullness of a double chin has been through liposuction. However, not everyone is ready to undergo a semi-invasive procedure. Luckily, a new alternative to liposuction is available at MedSpa CA: Kybella.

Kybella™ is an innovative, nonsurgical way to eliminate the double chin, dramatically improving the appearance and self-esteem, in a quick office visit. As the first and only injectable approved to eliminate unsightly submental fullness, the results from Kybella are unprecedented. Kybella™ is made from Deoxycholic Acid, a chemical naturally produced by the body, used to help absorb fats. When injected directly into the tissue under the chin, Kybella destroys the walls of fat cells. As this tissue slowly dissolves, and is safely metabolized by the body, and the tissue under the chin bounces back to its sculpted appearance. The Kybella treatment can permanently restore a youthful, contoured chin. 



The Kybella Consultation


Before beginning a Kybella treatment, a one-on-one consultation will be scheduled at MedSpa CA to determine if Kybella is an appropriate treatment option for you. At this time, a brief physical examination of the facial anatomy will be performed. The Kybella treatment will be explained in full; and the benefits and limitations will be reviewed. If Kybella is determined to be the right treatment for restoring smooth facial contours, a personalized treatment plan will be designed. At this time the number of Kybella treatment sessions required, and the exact cost, will be determined.

The Kybella Procedure


The Kybella treatment is performed in one of the MedSpa CA treatment rooms. During the consultation appointment, the target treatment area will be determined, as well as the number of sessions required for optimal results. Then, once the patient is comfortable, a series of tiny injections will be applied underneath the chin. The procedure may include up to 50 injections, depending on the degree of submental fatty tissue.

Results from Kybella


The benefits of Kybella can be seen in as few as one to two treatments; but for maximum benefit, up to six treatments may be recommended. Once the fat cells have begun to dissolve, the chin will slowly become smoother and more sculpted. As the injectable permanently destroys the fat cells in the treatment area, the results from Kybella are long lasting. Patients can enjoy the improvements without any further maintenance treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA approved injectable, designed to eliminate submental fat, also known as the double chin.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella works by dissolving targeted fat cells. Composed of Deoxycholic Acid, a molecult that occurs naturally in the body, Kybella breaks down the fat, which is then safely absorbed by the body.

Why consider Kybella at MedSpa CA?

The providers at MedSpa CA have all been trained in the science behind Kybella. With years of experience providng the safest and most effective noninvasive techniques for facial rejuvenation, there is no better practice to place your trust than San Ramon's MedSpa CA.

What areas can be treated with Kybella?

Kybella is approved to treat the excess submental fat below the chin.

Who is the ideal candidate for a treatment with Kybella?

The ideal candidate for Kybella at Skin by Lovely will be over 18, in good health, and who holds reasonable expectations for their final results.

Where will my Kybella treatment be performed?

All Kybella treatments are performed in one of MedSpa CA’s luxurious, private treatment rooms.

Are Kybella injections painful?

Kybella is not considered a painful procedure. However, topical or local anesthetics are often recommended to maximize patient comfort.

How is a Kybella procedure performed?

Once the treatment area and extent of correction has been determined, a series of up to 50 small injections will be administered. The average patient receives 20-30 injections per treatment.

How long is a Kybella treatment?

An initial Kybella treatment at MedSpa CA will take less than half an hour, follow up treatments will be roughly fifteen minutes in length.

What can I expect from the recovery period, after Kybella injections?

As soon as a Kybella procedure is complete, patients can go back to work, school, and their daily routine. The chin may see minor swelling, redness, or bruising, but this will dissipate over the first week.

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