Remove the Appearance of a Double Chin without Surgery

with Kybella

Now you can remove the appearance of a double chin without liposuction or surgery! Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable from the makers of Botox, is specifically formulated to permanently destroy moderate to significant fat cells under the chin.

 

The result? A more tightened chin line and a reduction in the appearance of a double chin.

Kybella

a non-surgical solution for double chins

Kybella active ingredient is a synthetic version of stomach acid called deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body, it works in the digestive tract to break down and dissolve the membrane lining our fat cells, causing them to spill their contents and destroy the fat cell.  Kybella is injected into multiple points under the chin area to destroy the fat cells that causes a double chin. It takes one Kybella treatment to get desired results. Larger fat pads will require more Kybella where a small appearance of fat will require less product.

 

The destroyed fat cells are then eliminated over several weeks via your body’s natural metabolic processes. Results can be seen within one month and final results visible three months after treatment.

As opposed to loose or sagging skin, Kybella was created specifically to help men and women with a stubborn unwanted fat pad under the chin.

Our Denver Kybella clients will typically get two or four vials of Kybella injected during their treatment depending upon two criteria: Two vials is often the preference of clients who want to minimize the downtime and swelling associated with Kybella or for clients with a small fat pad, whereas four vials are often preferred for those who want to potentially only experience the downtime and swelling once.

The first thing we do during the Kybella treatment is use a numbing cream. We then apply a temporary tattoo made of little dots to ensure the spacing for the Kybella injections are equi-distance. After the numbing cream has taken affect, we complete all of the needed injections in two to five minutes. The injections give the skin a hot, spicy chili like feeling which goes away after approximately 30 minutes.

Both Kybella and CoolSculpting are effective skin care treatments for permanently reducing fat cells and the appearance of a double chin. To help you better understand what treatment is best for you, below are the similarities and differences between Kybella and CoolSculpting:

 

Similarities Between Kybella and Coolsculpting

  • Both remove the appearance of fat by killing fat cells
  • Both are non-surgical
  • Both provide permanent results
  • Both can require multiple treatments for full effectiveness
  • Kybella kills fat cells with injections of deoxycholic acid; CoolSculpting kills fat cells with cold temperatures
  • Kybella requires 1 treatment; CoolSculpting requires 2 to 3 treatments
  • Kybella takes about 5 to 15 minutes from beginning to end; CoolSculpting takes about 45 to 90 minutes.
  • Kybella is more expensive than CoolSculpting
  • Kybella downtime is 7 days with significant swelling, and one month for all swelling to dissipate; CoolSculpting has minimal swelling and almost no downtime
  • CoolSculpting can be more cost-effective in chin areas with more fat cells as long as there is sufficient space to place the handpiece
  • Coolsculpting kills fat cells slowly by damaging the cells; Kybella kills fat cell quickly by dissolving the cell membrane. This “quick kill” difference with Kybella is why there is substantially more swelling associated with these treatments
  • CoolSculpting gives you “brain freeze” during the treatment
  • Kybella is more precise than CoolSculpting
  • Kybella is often a better treatment for people who do not fit in the CoolSculpting handpiece
  • For clients with more chin fat, CoolSculpting is recommended more than Kybella
  • For clients with “turkey neck” Kybella combined with Ultherapy is often a more effective treatment than CoolScuplting
  • Kybella is ideal for contouring the jawline. It can also be used for mild jowling and “underarm puff”. CoolSculpting can be used for the chin as well as love handles, abdomen, the banana roll, bra fat, knees, the neck, arms, and thighs.

Kybella Pricing

Price per Vial

Per Vial

$ 500

Frequently Asked Questions for Kybella

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a solution specifically formulated to be injected into the fat under the chin. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, assists in destroying fats cells which gives us a non-surgical option to remove fat under the chin with results similar to liposuction.

How many Kybella treatments will I need?

Deoxycholic acid slowly destroys excess fat cells located under the chin. Depending upon how large the fat pad is will determine how many injection sessions are needed. Spaced approximately one to two months apart a series of 2-4 injection sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.

What are the side effects of Kybella?

Directly after the injection, the area feels tender and achy. You should expect swelling, tingling, possible bruising and even numbness in the area for up to one month. Redness and even areas of hardness in the treatment area are sometimes noted. We always recommend to our Denver clients that they should take 400 mg of ibuprofen one hour prior to the session along with using ice packs post-treatment to reduce inflammation and help with pain management.

How soon will I start seeing results?

It will take approximately one month for the swelling to subside completely after Kybella injection, therefore at about the one month mark, you will start to notice more contoured jawline. Remember though, most people require at least two sessions to see results and up to four for optimal improvement.

How long will results last from Kybella treatment?

The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat again. Therefore, results from Kybella are permanent.

What happens if I were to gain weight after getting injected with Kybella?

In the clinical trials leading to FDA approval, patients who received Kybella and then gained weight did not show the return of the double chin. Therefore, fluctuation in your weight will not produce a negative effect.

What is the best time to schedule a Kybella Treatment?

While 80% of the swelling from Kybella will dissipate in the first week, it will take approximately one month to heal completely. For this reason, we recommend scheduling your treatment at least four weeks, if not more, in advance of a special event.

The majority of our clients will be satisfied with their one treatment of Kybella, in the situation where it is uncertain if an additional treatment is necessary, we ask our clients to wait the full 3 months required to see the full results of the treatment before scheduling another appointment. If more skin fat is present after 3 months and a secondary session is necessary, more Kybella can be injected again at that time.

What do I do if I get sick, have an infection or rash?

If you develop a cold/flu, infection, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you please reschedule your appointment until it resolves.

How do I use Kybella with other skin care treatments?

Denver Laser Solutions will provide guidance in coordinating Kybella injections with other skin care services for optimal results of all treatments.

How do I prepare for my Kybella Treatment?

To avoid unnecessary swelling or irritation, 24 to 48 hours before treatment avoid:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Cigarettes
  • High-Sodium Foods
  • High-Sugar Foods
  • Niacin Supplements
  • Refined Carbohydrates
  • Spicy Foods

 

To minimize bruising and bleeding, 3 to 7 days before treatment avoid:

  • Aspirin
  • Cod Liver Oil
  • Flax Oil
  • Garlic
  • Gingko Biloba
  • Motrin
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Any Other Essential Fatty Acids

What is the downtime with Kybella?

The downtime associated with Kybella is substantial. While it is a safer, much less risky nonsurgical alternative to liposuction it is not a no-downtime alternative, there is both swelling and bruising associated with the healing process, the swelling is the most significant. The worst swelling will be within the first 2 to 7 days after treatment. During this time, your neck will swell to look like a “bullfrog”. Your neck area will appear as if you have gained significant weight. After the initial week, the swelling will subside by approximately 80%, and the remainder of the swelling will dissipate over the next month.

 

It is important to know that approximately 30 minutes after the injections, the treated area will feel numb due to the swelling pushing on the nerves. This numbness can persist for 1 to 3 months after treatment. The numbness will spontaneously resolve itself as the swelling goes down.

What do I do after my Kybella Treatment?

Proper post-treatment care is critical to ensure desired results and minimal side effects. With all of our Kybella skin care clients we recommend:

 

  • If you would like to reduce swelling, apply ice every 20 minutes with a 20-minute break in between for the first 24 hours. You can also apply Arnica gel to help accelerate healing and reduce swelling and bruising. As swelling and inflammation are a necessary part of this treatment, if you can avoid applying ice, the treatment will be more effective.
  • Never touch or rub the injection area with the exception of applying ice and Arnica gel.
  • Take acetaminophen for pain.
  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated for 3 to 5 days afterwards.
  • Drink a lot of water and fluids.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, Niacin supplement, refined carbohydrates and spicy foods for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat for 3 to 5 days after treatment.
  • Avoid aspirin, cod liver oil, flax oil, garlic, gingko biloba, Motrin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids as they may increase bleeding and bruising for 3 to 7 days after treatment.
  • Avoid injectables, laser treatments, ultrasounds, chemical peels, facials or micro-dermabrasion to the treated area until recommended by your Denver Laser Solutions skin care professional.
  • Contact Denver Laser Solutions immediately if you develop an asymmetric smile, facial muscle weakness, skin ulceration, difficulty swallowing or if symptoms worsen.
  • Speak with your doctor before changing any medicines or treatment programs.
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