What is Kybella Fat Dissolver?

Excess skin and fatty tissue can accumulate below the jawline as a result of aging, genetics, or weight gain.  Submental fat (fat under the chin), also referred to as a double chin, can add years onto the appearance and cause some men and women to feel overweight.  Despite diet and exercise, submental fat is often unresponsive and, when caused by genetics, it does not go away with weight loss.
Although submental fat is a common complaint, the double chin is one of the least treated areas of the face.  Until recently, improving submental fat meant a surgical liposuction procedure with recovery time.  The results from more traditional procedures can be dramatic, but not everyone is ready for surgery.  Fortunately, iGlow Med Spa an exciting new alternative to submental liposuction, Kybella™.

Kybella™ Submental Fat Elimination
Kybella™ is the first and only injectable approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to eliminate submental fullness.  Created from Deoxycholic Acid, this naturally occurring molecule is used by the body to help in the breakdown and absorption of unwanted fat.  Injected into prominent fatty tissue under the chin, Kybella™ will slowly dissolve targeted fat cells.  As the fatty tissue is broken down, the body safely reabsorbs the cells.  The skin will become smooth and taut, creating a sculpted contour underneath the chin.

The Kybella™ Consultation
While Kybella™ can benefit almost any patient, the procedure is not for everyone. Potential patients should schedule a consultation with Nurse Nataly before beginning treatment.  At this appointment, Nurse Nataly will assess your facial structure and review your aesthetic goals. We will fully explain what to expect from the Kybella™ procedure and the intended results.  If the fat elimination injectable is determined to be the right procedure, a personalized Kybella™ treatment plan will be created.

The Ideal Kybella™ Candidate
Anyone unhappy with the appearance of a double chin may benefit from Kybella™.  Successful patients will be in good health and fully understand the non-invasive Kybella™ treatment plan.  Ideal candidates will also hold realistic expectations for their results.  Any ethnicity and skin type can see effective results from Kybella™.  Contraindications to Kybella™ include patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, those who have a bleeding disorder, or those who have an active infection.  In these cases, Kybella™ will not be administered.  In addition, patients with excess skin or scar tissue under the chin may not be suited for the injectable fat elimination treatment.

The Kybella™ Treatment
The Kybella™ procedure will be performed in iGlow Med Spa comfortable treatment rooms.  A session will take less than 30 minutes to complete from start to finish.  Once the target area has been determined, a series of up to 30- 50 injections will be applied.  Kybella™ is not considered a painful procedure, although patients may choose to have a topical or local anesthetic prior to treatment.
More than one Kybella™ session is usually required for optimal results.  Depending on the severity of submental fat, most patients will receive between two and six Kybella™ treatments, spaced four weeks apart.  Nurse Nataly can recommend additional treatments to compliment the Kybella™ results to design a personalized treatment plan that may include dermal fillers to treat lines and wrinkles in the lower face or Botox® to smooth forehead lines.

After a Kybella™ Treatment
There is no downtime required after a Kybella™ session.  Patients can immediately return to their normal activities, including exercise.  Although the results from Kybella™ can be dramatic, they will not be immediately evident.  Most patients will see benefits begin to appear after one to two Kybella™ treatments.  As the fatty tissue is absorbed by the body, the contours of the submental area will steadily improve.
The fatty tissue that is eliminated during a Kybella™ treatment will not return.  Therefore, no follow up appointments are anticipated to maintain results.  Once the series of Kybella™ injections is finished, the results are expected to be permanent.
While serious complications are rare after Kybella™, as with any procedure, there is always a small risk involved.  It is not uncommon for mild bruising or swelling to occur, but these minor issues will resolve in just a few days.  Although less common, some patients may experience temporary numbness, difficulty swallowing, or excessive bleeding.

Choose an experienced Kybella™ provider

The submental area is one that must be treated carefully due to the neck and jaw structures and anatomy.  To ensure successful results, patients interested in the newest treatment for submental fat should place their trust in a knowledgeable and experienced Kybella™ provider.  Nurse Nataly is fully certified as a Kybella provider.
If you have been considering Kybella™, Please contact iGlow Med Spa in Beverly Hills 310.652.0544 for more information.  One of our Patient Consultants can answer your questions, as well as assist in scheduling a private Kybella™

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Kybella Fat Dissolver FAQ

Patients will see their desired results approximately one month after their final treatment session.

“The Kybella kills the fat cells so the fat won’t come back in the treated area, but it still can come back, and it may come back in a new area” . “If you normally gain weight in the chin, it could come back in the neck post-Kybella, which may look unnatural. This can also happen with liposuction

The reality is, one Kybella injection session will most likely not be enough. While patients will see improvement after each session, unless they have only a small amount of fat to treat, they will probably need three to five sessions.

The patient can wear as chinstrap, according to the recommendations of Nurse Natalyto decrease the swelling. The patient should restrict their intake of salt for a few days

It is equally important to assess the quality of the skin overlying the fat to be injected with Kybella. Unlike liposuction which removes fat but can leave loose skin, there is some contraction of the skin that is noted to occur with Kybella as it gradually dissolves treated fat.

Kybella Injections Hurt. Each patient will have his or her own pain threshold, but Kybella injections are no more than a mild burning sensation. The area will be numbed prior to the procedure to reduce discomfort.

Kybella is priced by the amount of solution used which is per vial. Prices range from $500-$750 per vial, with the typical patient requiring at least two-six vials per treatment.

KYBELLA® is administered by subcutaneous injections (maximum of 50 injections) into submental fat at approximately 0.2 mL per injection (up to a total of 10 mL), spaced 1 cm apart using a 30-G (or smaller) 0.5-inch needle. Up to 6 single treatments may be administered at intervals no less than 1 month apart.

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