The chin can be one of the most frustrating places to try to get rid of excess fat. Despite regular diet and exercise practices, many people see few changes in their appearance. While painful, surgical procedures had to be undergone in the past to combat this aesthetic frustration; now there’s an easy, injectable solution — KYBELLA®.
Located in Beverly Hills, La Crescenta, and Glendale, California, YouthFill MD is committed to providing our clients with a broad variety of simple, fast, and easy injectable solutions to aesthetic problems. For more information about our practice or our express injectable options, contact us today!
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is one of the biggest breakthroughs in injectable treatments in recent cosmetic history. It is the first and only injectable that is FDA-approved to improve the appearance of excess chin fat, otherwise known as submental fullness. This leaves patients with a more defined, youthful-looking profile that can be obtained without surgery or extensive downtime.
How Does it Work?
KYBELLA® is composed primarily of deoxycholic acid, a compound that is naturally produced by the human body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the chin, KYBELLA® works to break down the excess fat there, eventually eliminating it from the body altogether. This leaves the chin with a slimmer, more elegant appearance that lasts.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
Each KYBELLA® injection session takes about 15 minutes to complete and is generally well-tolerated by patients. While submental fullness can occasionally be reduced in one session, most people need to undergo between two and four to see the best results. Effective treatment for the reduction and removal of the dreaded double chin.
Even though there is no significant downtime associated with KYBELLA® injections, it’s important for potential patients to be aware of the potential side effects and social downtime. Side effects like bruising, numbness, redness, and itching are common, but usually subside within a few days of receiving treatment. Following treatment, most patients experience significant swelling that lasts for about a week. While this usually doesn’t interfere with daily activities and tasks, it may be best for patients to avoid important social gatherings during this period of time.
Am I a Candidate for KYBELLA®?
Nearly anyone interested in reducing excess chin fat is a potential candidate for KYBELLA®. Prospective candidates must be over the age of 18 and in good health.
Anyone interested in taking the first step towards receiving treatment must first contact YouthFill MD and schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Hopp. During this appointment, Dr. Hopp will examine your chin and ask you about your cosmetic goals and medical history. Taking all of this information into account, Dr. Hopp will decide if KYBELLA® if right for you.
Contact YouthFill MD today to schedule a consultation appointment, and begin your journey towards the new you.