KYBELLA in Manhattan Beach is most commonly used for the removal of fat underneath the chin. In 2015, the FDA approved the use of KYBELLA® to treat cases of a double chin. This double chin, medically referred to as submental fullness, affects a broad range of men and women, and it can often be difficult to treat with diet and exercise.
Submental fullness or double chin may be present in an adult due to several factors such as aging, weight gain or genetics. That is why in many instances you cannot eliminate it even if you exercise or follow a strict weight-loss diet. As a matter of fact, excess fat under the chin has become one of the top aesthetic concerns these days.
Why Go For KYBELLA®?
As an injectable, KYBELLA® permanently destroys fat cells in the treated area in order to achieve an improved profile. Once injected, fat cells are destroyed permanently and can no longer store or accumulate fat. The fat that is cleared in the treated area is processed by the body using naturally occurring metabolic mechanisms.
You may have heard of people that have solved this problem through liposuction but this is a procedure which requires an incision which leaves a small scar – this is undesirable for many patients. In addition, depending on the elasticity of your skin or your age, liposuction could leave you with loose skin. This may necessitate a second intervention in order to remove the excess skin. KYBELLA® offers you a proven, more cost-effective option to achieve the gradual decrease of chin fat.
Am I A Good Candidate For KYBELLA in Manhattan Beach?
During your initial consultation, our expert staff will examine the affected area and determine if this is the right procedure for you. During that session, please inform us about these matters:
● If you have had cosmetic treatments on your face, chin or neck.
● If you suffer from any medical conditions in or around the neck area.
● If you have had or will soon have surgery on your face chin or neck.
● If you have concerns such as bleeding problems or trouble swallowing.
● If you are pregnant or planning to be, and also if you are breastfeeding.
The best candidate is an adult at least 18 years old with moderate-to-severe fat beneath the chin. You might not be an ideal candidate if you have had or are planning to have facial surgery if you have trouble swallowing, are pregnant, or nursing, or have an infection or medical condition in or near the planned injection site.
KYBELLA® is an excellent non-surgical alternative if you are looking to enhance your profile and reduce the appearance of frustrating fat under your chin.
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
KYBELLA® is made up of deoxycholic acid, a bile acid naturally produced by our bodies to help us absorb fat. KYBELLA® injections use a synthetic form of this acid. Once injected, it destroys fat cells beneath the chin area, so they are unable to store fat anymore.
Before the procedure, we will your mark the site with a marker and may administer a topical numbing agent or ice pack before beginning treatment. Injections are applied under the chin. The acid then works gradually to kill fat cells, which are metabolized by the body over the following weeks.
The number of sessions will vary depending on the individual and their specific condition. Multiple treatments might be needed to reach optimal results. You can receive up to six KYBELLA® treatments, with at least one month between each session to achieve your desired results. A consultation with our team can help determine and develop the best custom treatment plan for you and your goals.
How Soon Will I See Results Of My KYBELLA® Treatment?
KYBELLA® works gradually to destroy fat cells. Through this reaction, the double chin reduces as the fat disappears. Give yourself some time to truly notice an improvement in your profile and remember, once the aesthetic effect is achieved, no further treatments will be needed.
Will The Fat Return If I Gain Weight?
KYBELLA® is used to target the fat cells under your chin. Although it does not remove every single fat cell, it drastically reduces and removes the cells that were targeted for your desired results. The fat cells that persist beneath your chin after your treatment can be affected by weight gain but since you drastically reduced the number of fat cells present, you should see very little change in the area should you happen to gain weight.
How Long Will Results From My KYBELLA® Treatment Last?
The results gained with KYBELLA® are considered long-term, and the fat will not return once dissolved if your weight remains stable. FDA studies show continued improvement at five years after treatment when patients sustain a stable weight.
If you are in Manhattan Beach, the South Bay or Greater Los Angeles – Consider KYBELLA®
If you are unhappy, embarrassed or self-conscious by an accumulation of fat under your chin, if you feel that this double-chin (or submental fat, as is it known medically) is distorting the way you want to look, KYBELLA® can help you regain the natural profile you used to have. You may also want to consider this treatment if you do not want to undergo a surgical procedure, or if you eat well and exercise and still feel this excess fat under your skin makes you look older.
Dr. Rayman and the amazing team at Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center places a priority on patient comfort. Using the most advanced minimally invasive techniques, with an emphasis on pain prevention, we always try to provide the best experience and outcome for our patients. Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center is the ultimate choice to address your aesthetic needs.
Don’t wait! Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation to discuss KYBELLA in Manhattan Beach today!