0Submental fullness, or a double chin, is troublesome for many people today. This problem affects men and women of all ages. While it may not be related to obesity, submental fullness can give the appearance of excess weight. Submental fullness is notoriously difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. Up until recently, the only way to eliminate a double chin was with plastic surgery. Now we have the opportunity to address this problem with an innovative injectable solution, Kybella.
Kybella has been formulated to break apart the fat particles that accumulate beneath the chin. Based on deoxycholic acid, Kybella works with the body and its natural tendencies to metabolize fat. Through a series of precise injections, fat cells become flooded with this substance, and subsequently melt away.
Kybella is an excellent solution for men and women who want a more sculpted jawline. If you have struggled with a double chin, you may be interested in what this injectable solution can do for you.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Kybella treatment is typically completed in a series of short office visits to our Bryn Mawr or King of Prussia office. Patients may return to their normal routine immediately following their chin contouring session
- Treatment involves a thorough consultation and evaluation of the fat beneath the chin.
- After mapping the area under the jawline, unwanted fat is targeted through several injections with a tiny needle.
- We focus on patient comfort at Lux Skin Lasers. This may be enhanced with a cold compress or topical numbing cream.
- Following treatment the primary side affects most patients experience include swelling, a feeling of fullness beneath the chin, redness, and mild bruising. Each of these side effects is typically minor and short-lived.
What’s the difference between Kybella and submental lipo?
One significant way in which Kybella differs from plastic surgery is that multiple treatments are necessary to achieve the desired result. Most patients begin to see a positive change in their profile in the first few weeks following their initial injections. Kybella treatments are scheduled approximately 6 weeks apart. Optimal results may be achieved and 2 to 4 appointments.
A significant advantage to the Kybella process is, like plastic surgery, treated fat cells are eliminated. This can lead to permanent, beautiful results that are generally easy to maintain. Patients are encouraged to implement healthy lifestyle habits that will support their investment into a sculpted slim jawline.
Patients with a great deal of laxity, or loose skin, may require further treatment to tighten sagging tissue. During your consultation with Dr. Lee, laxity is an issue that will be evaluated and discussed. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to know what you can expect from your treatment plan.
How Much Does Kybella Cost?
Non-surgical treatment accomplishes important goals without the risks associated with liposuction. Additionally, the overall cost is lower because there are no fees associated with anesthesia, surgical suites, extra staff, and equipment. Also factored into the total cost of treatment is the lack of downtime that is needed with Kybella, versus the days that surgery requires for recovery.
The cost of Kybella at Lux Skin Lasers is $600-$1200 per treatment. Dr. Lee recommends more frequent treatments with lower dosage due to swelling.
Schedule A Kybella Consultation
We are happy to answer your questions about Kybella treatment. Contact us here or call 610-789-6701 today.