The area under the chin can hold excess fat – the dreaded double chin – for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s due to genetics, increased weight, or simple aging, fat under the chin can be hard to get rid of and a source of frustration for many. Seven is proud to offer Kybella®, a revolutionary solution to melting the double chin – without surgery.
Kybella is a medical treatment that uses deoxycholic acid to reduce the appearance of double-chin fat. The injections are performed by a licensed healthcare professional, typically in a doctor's office setting. Kybella is designed to specifically target and destroy fat cells under the chin area without harming surrounding tissue or muscles. By destroying these fat cells, Kybella can provide a dramatic improvement in the appearance of submental fullness (the appearance of a double chin).
The results of Kybella treatment are not permanent and may require multiple treatments. However, when used correctly and combined with healthy lifestyle habits, Kybella is an effective way to minimise the look of a double chin. In most cases, patients can expect to start seeing the reduction in their submental fullness within three weeks of their first treatment session.
Kybella is an ideal option for those who are interested in reducing the appearance of a double chin without having to go through surgery or other more invasive treatments that require downtime and have a more lengthy recovery process. Additionally, Kybella treatments are safe and do not require any downtime or a major lifestyle change.
The great thing about Kybella is that it can be tailored to each patient’s individual needs and body type. The amount of injections taken in one session can vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the desired outcome. This allows you to customize the treatment to meet your individual goals with minimal risk of side effects or discomfort. With Kybella, patients can expect to see gradual improvements over time as opposed to a sudden change in their double chin appearance.
Overall, Kybella is an effective and safe way to reduce the appearance of a double chin. It is ideal for those who want to improve their look without undergoing more invasive procedures or having to make drastic lifestyle changes.
Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, otherwise known as the “double chin.” It is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women.
The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Treatment with Kybella® is customized to the patient’s aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile. Once the aesthetic response is achieved with Kybella®, retreatment is not expected. It may take 2-6 sessions to achieve desired results. Results will vary from patient to patient.
Synthetic deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in Kybella®. The original molecule is naturally occurring in the body and typically plays a role in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella® reduces fullness under the chin by destroying fat cells contained there permanently. It is injected under the chin through a series of in-office procedures that typically take 30 minutes. The number of procedures needed is determined by the size and quality of the pocket under the chin and your specific desired aesthetic goal. Once the fat cells are destroyed, the area can no longer store or accumulate fat and the treatment is considered permanent.
As with most injectable treatments, some swelling, bruising, or numbness under the chin is common. Rare reactions such as an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores or drainage around the injection site have been reported but are exceedingly uncommon. Most localized swelling or bruising are self-limiting and are expected to recover within a few days. Dr. DeFatta will recommend care techniques to minimize these side effects and help you recover quickly.