Unwanted fat is a struggle for men and women of all ages. Unfortunately, even if you follow a great diet and exercise regimen, stubborn pockets of fat under your chin and along your jawline may still form. In fact, even if you’re a naturally trim or fit person, it’s still possible to have these fatty deposits thanks to genetics and facial structure. Until recent years, your only solution was liposuction, an invasive surgical procedure. Now, you can come to Skin by Lovely and eliminate this unwanted fat with a nonsurgical, injectable treatment called Kybella. From Allergan, the maker of BOTOX, Kybella was the first approved nonsurgical option for submental fullness.
Kybella in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, at Skin By Lovely
If you’re looking for a nonsurgical solution for stubborn jawline and chin fat in Los Angeles, consider Skin by Lovely in West LA. The maker of Kybella recognized Skin by Lovely as one of the top 10 providers in the United States as well as the #1 BOTOX provider in all of Santa Monica. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists have the experience and expertise to eliminate fat along the jawline and in the double chin while also contouring your face with dermal fillers and smoothing lines in the upper face with BOTOX. This holistic approach sets us apart from our competition, as does our exclusive focus on injectables.
Kybella in Portland and Lake Oswego, OR, at Skin By Lovely
Our Portland location is so popular, we opened a second practice in nearby Lake Oswego, where we also instruct other medical professionals on the best injection techniques. We inject more in two weeks than our competitors do in a full year, and the proof is in our results and five star patient reviews. Finally, the maker of Kybella and BOTOX recognized Skin by Lovely as the #1 BOTOX provider in Oregon.
Double Chin Reduction
Kybella is the first and only treatment of its kind. It utilizes a compound called deoxycholic acid to effectively destroy unwanted fat cells below your chin, also known as submental fullness. Deoxycholic acid is a salt naturally found in the human body, and its purpose is to dissolve the membrane wall of fatty cells and break them down completely. As the fat cells disappear, you will start to see a slimmer, more defined profile.
Kybella for double chin reduction pairs well with BOTOX for neck tightening or in the jawline for facial slimming. It also pairs well with Juvederm Voluma, a cheek filler which provides instant lift for the jowls. Combined, these treatments provide full facial rejuvenation and lower facelift results.
Kybella for Jowls
In addition to treating a double chin, Kybella can also slim your jawline and reduce the appearance of neck fat. You may see this referred to as “fullness reduction”, and both men and women request it. In addition to treating chin, jawline and neck areas, Kybella can also stimulate collagen production which helps tighten skin in the areas, providing a smoother, contoured appearance.
Just like with Kybella for the double chin, jowl fat reduction combined with BOTOX, Juvederm, and other facial fillers provides enhanced results, symmetry, and youthfulness our patients love!
What to Expect at Skin By Lovely
At Skin by Lovely, we want you to achieve your desired goals for treatment so you may feel your best. Our holistic approach works because we have highly trained Aesthetic Injection Specialists with a comprehensive knowledge of our products and treatments. Our three locations offer an environment of positivity and comfort, and our focus is on you and your unique needs.
The most important part of consultation is working with your Aesthetic Injection Specialist to develop a treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs and achieve your specific goals and desires. During your one-on-one consultation, your specialist will review your medical history and conduct an examination. You’ll also have time to discuss your concerns and ask questions about your options and treatments. We will build a treatment plan together to best achieve your goals. Once you feel at ease with the created plan, you’ll prepare for treatment.
The Kybella injection process happens in multiple stages that span several weeks. The exact number of treatments you will need to reach your desired look will be determined during your consultation. Generally speaking, you can expect to need between two and six sessions for maximum results, with each session lasting approximately 30 minutes. During your treatment as you relax, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will cleanse and apply a transferable grid to the treatment area. We will administer lidocaine to maximize comfort prior to the first Kybella injection. A series of injections are performed in the treatment area, targeting specific areas of fatty tissue.
Downtime, Results, and Follow-Up Appointments
Following your treatment, we will apply ice to maximize comfort and reduce swelling.
There is little to no downtime with Kybella, but many clients prefer to rest with ice applied to the area for the first day. You may experience redness, swelling, or bruising in the first few days after your injections though these normally fade within a week. Results are not immediately noticeable as the treatment and your body need time to process the fatty cells. However, roughly two weeks after the first treatment, and with each subsequent treatment, you will see gradual improvement as the cells are eliminated and flushed through your body’s lymphatic system; this is why we recommend that you stay well hydrated, drinking plenty of water to help your body eliminate the destroyed fat cells.
The best part about Kybella treatment: it’s permanent. Once the cells are destroyed, they do not return. Your body will not create more, so you can be confident once treatment is done that your desired look will stay with you.
It’s best to speak with an Aesthetic Injection Specialist during your personalized consultation. However, we offer answers to the most common questions about Kybella treatment below.
How many treatments will I need to see full results?
The ideal number of treatments is determined on a case-by-case basis. There are too many factors to give an exact number. However, patients require a minimum of two treatments, with most needing six to see full results.
Is Kybella FDA approved and safe?
Kybella is considered safe for most healthy adults 21 and over, and was FDA approved in April 2015 for reducing submental fullness.
Who is a good candidate for Kybella? Who should not get Kybella treatments?
If you’re in good overall health and wish to reduce unwanted fat along the jawline and double chin without surgery, you are likely a good candidate for Kybella. Depending on your needs, medical history, and other factors, Kybella may not be ideal or safe for you. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not receive Kybella, and patients who are allergic to lidocaine cannot receive treatment.
Where can I learn more?
If you would like more information on Kybella or other aesthetic enhancement treatments, you may contact one of our practices or schedule a consultation. You may also visit Kybella’s official website to find out more about this cutting edge procedure.
Book a Consultation at Skin By Lovely
We understand how bothersome unwanted fat can be, and how it can vex your efforts for a smoother profile. If you’re ready to say goodbye to that extra chin or sagging, fatty jowls, don’t wait a minute longer. Contact us at one of our locations in Santa Monica, Portland or Lake Oswego to set up a consultation or book online at your convenience.