Skin by Lovely is honored to be one of the first clinics in Southern California, and the first clinic in Oregon to offer Kybella, the first FDA-approved non-surgical solution for double chin fat.
One of the most common problems men and women notice with their appearance is the development of a double chin. Over time, this prominent layer of puffy tissue, below the jawline, can make the face look older and take away from the other, beautiful features. Also referred to as submental fat, the double chin can be the result of weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and the normal aging process. Unfortunately, genetics can also play a large role in the development of a double chin, meaning that exercise and diet often do little to improve the area.
Until recently, the only successful way to improve the fullness of a double chin has been through liposuction. However, not everyone is ready to undergo a semi-invasive procedure. Luckily, a new alternative to liposuction is available at Skin by Lovely: Kybella.
Kybella at Skin by Lovely
Kybella™ is an innovative, nonsurgical way to eliminate the double chin, dramatically improving the appearance and self-esteem, in a quick office visit. As the first and only injectable approved to eliminate unsightly submental fullness, the results from Kybella are unprecedented. Kybella™ is made from Deoxycholic Acid, a chemical naturally produced by the body, used to help absorb fats. When injected directly into the tissue under the chin, Kybella destroys the walls of fat cells. As this tissue slowly dissolves, and is safely metabolized by the body, and the tissue under the chin bounces back to its sculpted appearance. The Kybella treatment can permanently restore a youthful, contoured chin.
The Ideal Kybella Candidate
Both men and women, unhappy with the look of excess submental fat, can find Kybella beneficial. The ideal candidate for Kybella will be over 18, in good health, have a clear understanding of the treatment, and hold realistic expectation for their final results. Kybella is safe for patients of all skin types and ethnicities.
Unfortunately, those patients with an active infection, are pregnant, or have a bleeding disorder may be asked to postpone their Kybella treatment. Patients with scarring or stretched, excess skin under their chin may not be right for Kybella. In this case, the professionals at Skin by Lovely can recommend a more appropriate treatment.
The Kybella Consultation
Before beginning a Kybella treatment, a one-on-one consultation will be scheduled at Skin by Lovely to determine if Kybella is an appropriate treatment option for you. At this time, a brief physical examination of the facial anatomy will be performed. The Kybella treatment will be explained in full; and the benefits and limitations will be reviewed. If Kybella is determined to be the right treatment for restoring smooth facial contours, a personalized treatment plan will be designed. At this time the number of Kybella treatment sessions required, and the exact cost, will be determined.
The Kybella Procedure at Skin by Lovely
The Kybella treatment is performed in one of the Skin by Lovely treatment rooms. During the consultation appointment, the target treatment area will be determined, as well as the number of sessions required for optimal results. Then, once the patient is comfortable, a series of tiny injections will be applied underneath the chin. The procedure may include up to 50 injections, depending on the degree of submental fatty tissue.
Each Kybella session at Skin by Lovely takes less than 30 minutes to perform. Patients generally report mild pinching and pressure during the injections, although an anesthetic may be added for improved patient comfort. A series of two to six Kybella sessions will be required for optimum results. These will be spaced about four weeks apart.
Results from Kybella
The benefits of Kybella can be seen in as few as one to two treatments; but for maximum benefit, up to six treatments may be recommended. Once the fat cells have begun to dissolve, the chin will slowly become smoother and more sculpted. As the injectable permanently destroys the fat cells in the treatment area, the results from Kybella are long lasting. Patients can enjoy the improvements without any further maintenance treatments.
Potential Complications from Kybella
Kybella has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective treatment for submental fat. As the procedure is only mildly invasive, complications are rare. If side effects do occur, these may include redness, mild swelling, temporary numbness, difficulty swallowing, and excessive bleeding. These issues will normally resolve over the next five to seven days.
The Most Sought After Kybella Provider in Los Angeles and Portland
The only way to experience a safe Kybella experience is to use a well-trained and reputable provider. Skin by Lovely has been providing noninvasive facial rejuvenation in Santa Monica since 2009. Our office serves as an aesthetic training facility for surgeons and medical professionals from around the world, which makes our staff some of the most educated and skilled in the country. Skin by Lovely was selected as one of the first centers to be trained by the manufacturer of Kybella because of their sterling reputation nationally as a top-notch provider of facial aesthetic injectables. Because of this experience, Skin by Lovely providers can provide the safest and most effective Kybella procedure available in the local market. If you would like to schedule a private Kybella consultation, contact our Santa Monica office at 310.566.0858 or our Portland location at 971.303.8060 for assistance.
Kybella Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA approved injectable, designed to eliminate submental fat, also known as the double chin.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella works by dissolving targeted fat cells. Composed of Deoxycholic Acid, a molecult that occurs naturally in the body, Kybella breaks down the fat, which is then safely absorbed by the body.
Why consider Kybella at Skin by Lovely?
The providers at Skin by Lovely have all been trained in the science behind Kybella. With years of experience providng the safest and most effective noninvasive techniques for facial rejuvenation, there is no better practice to place your trust than Los Angeles’ Skin by Lovely.
What areas can be treated with Kybella?
Kybella is approved to treat the excess submental fat below the chin.
Who is the ideal candidate for a treatment with Kybella?
The ideal candidate for Kybella at Skin by Lovely will be over 18, in good health, and who holds reasonable expectations for their final results.
Where will my Kybella treatment be performed?
All Kybella treatments are performed in one of Skin by Lovely’s luxurious, private treatment rooms.
Are Kybella injections painful?
Kybella is not considered a painful procedure. However, topical or local anesthetics are often recommended to maximize patient comfort.
How is a Kybella procedure performed?
Once the treatment area and extent of correction has been determined, a series of up to 50 small injections will be administered. The average patient receives 20-30 injections per treatment.
How long is a Kybella treatment?
An initial Kybella treatment at Skin by Lovely will take less than half an hour, follow up treatments will be roughly fifteen minutes in length.
What can I expect from the recovery period, after Kybella injections?
As soon as a Kybella procedure is complete, patients can go back to work, school, and their daily routine. The chin may see minor swelling, redness, or bruising, but this will dissipate over the first week.
When can I expect to see results from my Kybella injections?
Kybella’s results are not immediate. However, most patients note improvement in their submental fat after just one to two treatments. Depending on desired outcome and the customized treatment plan, patients may wish to receive up to six treatments for maximum benefit.
When can I return to work, after my Kybella injections?
Patients can return to work immediately after receiving Kybella injections.
How long will the results from Kybella last?
Fat cells that are destroyed do not reform, making the beautiful results from Kybella permanent.
What are the possible risks from Kybella?
While Kybella is considered safe and effective in the treatment of submental fat, there is always the small chance for excess bleeding, difficulty swallowing, and temporary numbness to occur. Choosing a trained Kybella provider, specialized in facial injectable procedures, like the providers at Skin by Lovely, is the best way to avoid these complications.
Who should NOT receive Kybella?
While Kybella is beneficial for almost everyone, those who are pregnant, have an active infection, or bleeding disorder should not receive the injections. Patients with excess, loose skin or scar tissue below their chin may not be suitable for Kybella, as well.
How can I pay for my Kybella procedure?
To make paying for your Kybella treatment easier, Skin by Lovely accepts cash, all major credit cards, and PayPal. Patients wishing to save money on their Kybella treatments should opt to purchase pre-paid packages, which come at a discount.