Clinically referred to as “submental fullness,” excess chin fat is a frustrating aesthetic problem for many people today. Unfortunately, this fat can usually not be eliminated with diet and exercise practice’s alone; typically, some type of cosmetic intervention is required. While this used to mean that patients had to undergo extensive surgical procedures, KYBELLA® now offers interested individuals a way to eliminate chin fullness with a simple series of injectable treatments.
Located in El Segundo, California, Beach Cities Vein & Laser is proud to provide our patients with comprehensive cosmetic and venous treatments in a state-of-the-art medical facility. If you’d like more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today!
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® was the first injectable treatment that was FDA-approved to treat submental fullness, more commonly known as a “double chin.” In the past, painful surgical procedures had to be undergone in order to address this stubborn area of excess fat. Now, eliminating submental fullness is as easy as a series of injectable treatments.
Each treatment session is quick and features only a brief period of social downtime. The recovery period is significantly shorter and less painful than that experienced with other fat removal procedures used to address submental fullness.
How Does it Work?
KYBELLA® is formulated with deoxycholic acid, a chemical that naturally occurs within the human body. Within the body, this chemical is utilized to aid in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat. When injected into the chin during a KYBELLA® treatment, it works in much the same way that it does within the body, breaking down the fat there and quickening the pace of its reabsorption into the body. Over time, this results in a slimmer, more elegant-looking profile.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
While KYBELLA® injections are slightly uncomfortable for patients to receive, each treatment session typically lasts a short 15-20 minutes. Most patients achieve significant improvements after between two and four sessions, but some patients may require as many as six treatments.
Following treatment, side effects like bruising, numbness, redness, and tingling at the injection site are common. Many patients also experience fairly significant swelling that can last up to a week after each session.
Are you interested in learning more about KYBELLA®, or taking the first step towards treatment? We can help! Contact Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center today to schedule a consultation appointment and see if KYBELLA® is right for you.
KYBELLA® Treatment Before & After