If you’re considering Kybella® injections to reduce a double chin or submental fullness, it’s understandable to feel curious about the treatment process. At DrSkin Med Spa, we want to fully educate our patients on what to expect with Kybella®.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk through the treatment process step-by-step – from choosing a qualified provider, to preparing for injections, to recovery and results.
Understanding Submental Fullness
Submental fullness refers to excess fat under the chin, which can cause the appearance of a double chin. As we age, skin elasticity decreases and submental fat can accumulate due to factors like genetics, weight gain, or loss of firmness in facial muscles. Even people who are not overweight can develop undesirable fullness under the chin that makes them appear older.
How Kybella® Eliminates Submental Fat
Kybella® contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, which helps break down and dissolve fat. When injected into the submental area, Kybella permanently destroys fat cells. These eliminated cells cannot store or accumulate fat again, which is how Kybella provides long-lasting reduction of double chins.
Choosing a Kybella® Provider
When considering Kybella®, it’s crucial to entrust your treatment to a seasoned medical professional. At DrSkin Med Spa, you have access to a team of experts led by Dr. Rohit Jaiswal, M.D., a highly skilled and board-certified cosmetic physician with over a decade of specialization in cosmetic procedures. Dr. Marchbein personally oversees the training of our nurse injectors, ensuring that your Kybella experience is tailored to your unique needs.
The Initial Consultation
The first step is a consultation with one of our Kybella® specialists. We’ll assess your submental region, discuss your goals, review your medical history, and determine if you’re a candidate. If Kybella® is appropriate for you, we’ll customize a treatment plan.
Preparing for Your Appointment Prior to treatment, we provide instructions to prep your skin and minimize potential side effects. This may include:
- Avoiding blood thinners for 1 week pre-treatment
- Arnica supplements and gel to control bruising
- Gentle massages to the area to increase circulation
The Kybella® Treatment Session
At your appointment, we’ll apply a topical numbing cream before the injections. Using a grid technique, the nurse injector will administer multiple small injections under the chin and along the jawline to precisely cover the treatment area. Here’s what to expect:
- Patients feel a tolerable stinging/burning sensation with each injection due to the numbing cream.
- Sessions take 15-20 minutes total. You’ll be able to drive yourself home and resume normal activities.
- Typically 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are required for desired results.
- Temporary swelling, redness, bruising, or numbness are common initially.
Recovery and Aftercare Following Kybella® injections:
- Use cool compresses and OTC medication to relieve side effects
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 1 week
- Gently massage the area twice daily for 5 minutes to aid healing
- Noticeable improvements in contour should develop within 1-2 months as your body metabolizes the destroyed fat cells and drains the released fat.
Kybella® requires minimal downtime. Most side effects like swelling and tenderness resolve within a few days. We schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress and customize your treatment plan.
What does Kybella® feel like?
Patients feel some mild stinging during injections. The numbing cream makes it well tolerated.
How many treatments are needed?
Most patients require 2-4 sessions, but your provider will advise you individually.
When will I see results?
Gradual improvements in contour occur over 1-3 months as your body clears the destroyed fat cells.
How long do results last?
Results are considered essentially permanent if your weight remains stable, as treated fat cells cannot return.
Does Kybella® work for everyone?
It’s most effective for patients with good skin elasticity and modest submental fat.
Is there downtime?
Minimal. Most patients resume normal activities immediately, though some temporarily limit strenuous exercise.
Meet Dr. Rohit Jaiswal – A Visionary in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Dr. Rohit Jaiswal, M.D., stands as a highly skilled and board-certified cosmetic physician at DrSkin Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona. With a wealth of expertise in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Jaiswal is dedicated to helping patients enhance their natural beauty and realize their desired aesthetic aspirations. His commitment to personalized patient care is evident in his approach, where every individual receives treatments tailored to address their specific needs and concerns.
Dr. Jaiswal’s passion for staying at the forefront of cosmetic procedures allows him to offer cutting-edge treatments that consistently yield exceptional results. His gentle demeanor and meticulous attention to detail create a safe and comfortable environment for patients, ensuring that their experience at DrSkin Med Spa is truly exceptional.
We hope this guide has helped explain what you can expect during Kybella® treatment for double chin reduction. Our experienced medical professionals make the process as quick and comfortable as possible. With customized Kybella® injections, you can reveal a more youthful, defined facial profile.