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Double Chin Treatment in the Palm Springs Area

For something so small, a double chin can do a whole lot of damage. By preventing you from having a sleek and contoured neckline, a double chin can make you look much more overweight than you really are. A double chin is also considered to be a prominent sign of aging, so having a double chin can age someone and make them look years older than they really are. What’s more frustrating is that while there are some invasive, surgical procedures available to eliminate the double chin, there are very few nonsurgical options for double chin treatment that are effective.

Those hoping to avoid major surgery finally have a way to regain a sleeker neckline with Kybella®, the very first prescription medication designed just for eliminating the double chin. With a few simple injections administered by Aesthetic Art, your double chin can be permanently eliminated, allowing you to look younger and more attractive with little to no downtime.

Since its approval from the FDA, Kybella® has been making a name for itself as an extremely innovative, safe yet powerful double chin treatment. To this day, it is the only cosmetic injectable treatment approved for double chin treatment. In 2015 it was even awarded the Allure Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award.

What Is Submental Fullness?

Submental fullness is just another way of saying “a double chin.” The submental area is the area underneath the chin, and when aging, weight gain, or genetics results in an increase of fat deposits in that area, submental fullness occurs. Once injected into submental area, treatment targets submental fullness and leaves the patient with a sleeker profile.

Kybella® – How Does It Work?

The active ingredient is a substance called deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is identical to a fat-burning substance that occurs naturally in the body, and when it’s injected under the chin it burns up the fat cells that cause submental fullness. Deoxycholic acid essentially destroys these fat cells, and once they’re eliminated, the waste is naturally flushed from the body. Once these fat cells are gone, they’re never to return, and your athletic new chin contour is there to stay. No more annual touch up sessions or diminishing results as time goes by—only a permanently slimmer and youthful profile.

Patient Results

before Kybella treatment
after Kybella treatment

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How Kybella® is Administered

Your treatment will be provided through several injections. During your consultation, your submental area will be carefully analyzed to determine where to best place each injection. Before the treatment, the area under the chin will be cleaned to prepare it for injection. A grid will be drawn to help the injector deliver the Kybella® treatment with as much precision as possible. The number of injections each patient needs will depend on factors like their specific anatomy and their degree of submental fullness. On average, most treatments only take about 15 minutes.

The advanced formula is delivered using an incredibly fine needle to minimize discomfort. Those who are much more sensitive to needles will be able to numb the treatment area before the treatment. Patients can also be provided with an ice pack to help with any swelling or discomfort. Once the treatment is over, patients will be able to return immediately to their daily activities, like work or school.

Maya Kato

B. Maya Kato, MD

Dr. Kato is a highly trained specialist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, and received her M.D. from UCSF. She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and has performed thousands of procedures.

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When Do I See Results?

Kybella®’s double chin treatment is performed as a series of treatments. The number of treatments will vary, depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals and the degree of submental fullness they have. Most patients receive an average of 2-4 treatments spread apart by two months. The maximum number of treatments a patient can have us 6. Remember, Kybella® works by naturally burning fat from the submental area, so results will appear gradually as the body slowly flushes the destroyed fat cells from the body. On average, many patients begin to see their results 4-6 months after their treatment regimen.

It’s highly recommended that patients maintain their sleek new chin by keeping a healthy lifestyle, exercising, and eating healthy.

The Ideal Candidate for Kybella®

The ideal patients are those seeking a slimmer, younger profile by eliminating a double chin. It’s important to point out that patients with sagging skin and excess banding on the neck might benefit more from a surgical procedure; this procedure can’t address signs of aging like sagging skin or loose muscle tone, whereas a neck lift might. Patients should also be relatively healthy and close to their ideal body weight.

This effective injectable is versatile enough to be used on patients of all skin tones; however, patients must be over 18 years of age. Patients should avoid treatment if they have an allergy to deoxycholic acid or have an infection in the submental area. Certain conditions increase the risk of complications, so make sure to discuss your medical history during your consultation if you happen to have any of these conditions:

  • A thyroid disorder
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Previous cosmetic surgery on the face and neck
  • Swollen lymph glands on the neck
  • A bleeding or clotting disorder

How Safe Is Kybella®?

Kybella® was cleared by the FDA for treating submental fullness, and it’s performed with the highest levels of safety by a trained healthcare professional. The treatment mechanism is not invasive and won’t physically damage tissue like liposuction or a neck lift can; by utilizing the body’s natural ability to burn up and eliminate fat, treatment offers gentle, gradual enhancement.

Your Recovery from Kybella®

Your procedure is completely nonsurgical, so it doesn’t have a downtime or recovery, unlike more invasive surgeries like the neck lift or liposuction. Some patients experience swelling, tenderness, and bruising in the treatment area, but these are temporary side effects and should dissipate in a week or so. Ice can help with swelling and can help reduce any discomfort.

How Much Does Kybella® Cost?

The cost of your treatment will depend on the number of injections and sessions you have, so it’s ultimately dependent on your individual case and the severity of your double chin. If you’re interested in finding the cost, a consultation and thorough analysis with Aesthetic Art will help you get an accurate quote for your specific case.

Why Choose Aesthetic Art for Kybella®?

Patients who value safety and an effective cosmetic treatment should have their treatment performed in a practice with highly trained injectors and esteemed cosmetic surgeons. If you want a powerful, effective treatment with natural-looking results, choose Aesthetic Art for your double chin treatment. Contact Aesthetic Art now, to find out what Kybella® can do for you.

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