Do you have a double chin or stubborn fat on your neck that bothers you? If so Kybella may be right for you?
What causes a double chin?
A double chin is also called submental fullness. It can certainly be caused by weight gain, but also simply by normal aging and genetics. Many people who are not overweight can have stubborn fat in this area.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is the first and thus-far only, FDA-approved, non-surgical, injectable treatment for the double chin or submental fullness.
How does Kybella work in the neck?
The active ingredient in Kybella is a salt (deoxycholic acid) that’s found naturally in the body. This salt (deoxycholic acid) is used to digest the fat that you eat. When Kybella is placed in the fat, it dissolves the fat and it’s removed by your body slowly over time. Most people have two to four Kybella treatments, spaced every two to three months. The person shown in the picture here had three Kybella treatments. The best thing about Kybella is that the results are permanent. So after having a series of Kybella treatments, you will never need a maintenance Kybella treatment like you do with other injectable treatments such as Botox and Voluma.
What happens during the Kybella treatment?
Before your Kybella treatment, we will take baseline pictures of your neck and apply numbing cream for about 15 minutes. After that, your skin will be cleaned with water and cleansing solution and the area will be marked. Dr. Alex uses a painless injection technique with Kybella where we blow cold air on your skin to numb it even further and place a vibrating distractor nearby. We also play relaxing music and provide you with a stress ball that you can squeeze if you need it. The entire Kybella treatment takes just a few minutes. Immediately after your Kybella treatment, the area will be hot for about 15 minutes and we will apply ice packs to the area. You will be able to take the ice packs home with a strap that goes over your head. The area will be swollen for a week or two after your Kybella treatment. This swelling is normal and means that it’s working.
Kybella Video Demonstration
What else can I do to improve the appearance of my neck?
There are many other things you can to in combination with a Kybella treatment to improve the appearance of your neck. The first is using the A E Skin Firming Neck cream, which will help with the results of all treatments on your neck. Using fillers such as Voluma in the mid-face, jawline, and chin will also help improve the appearance of your neck by making your jawline more defined. A series of six laser skin tightening treatments will tighten any loose skin on the neck. Laser skin tightening also helps to decrease the swelling after a Kybella treatment and can be done as early as the next day. Finally, receiving about 40 units of Botox will relax the muscle in your neck to improve the appearance of vertical bands and horizontal necklace lines.
Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.