Many people begin to develop excess fat underneath their chin as they grow older. This is often referred to as a “double chin.” It’s a pocket of submental fat that can change the appearance of the profile and lead to decreased self-esteem.
There are surgical options to eliminate or reduce the appearance of submental fat. But for those who would rather not accept the risks and costs of surgery, Kybella injections may be a better option. Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for targeting excess fat underneath the chin.
Lotti Aesthetics and Wellness is a respected provider of Kybella injections in Farmington. This treatment uses the active ingredient synthetic deoxycholic acid to break down fat. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot store fat any longer. This results in permanent fat reduction and decreased fullness under the chin. If you’re ready to improve your profile and get rid of embarrassing submental fat, we can help.
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Kybella is a quick and easy procedure that helps to deliver a slimmer chin profile. Many people become excited when they learn they can enjoy these benefits without going under the knife. The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of a compound naturally found in the body called deoxycholic acid. This compound breaks down dietary fat. Research shows that Kybella is a safe and efficacious injectable drug for reducing submental fat.
If you choose to undergo this treatment, you can enjoy the following benefits:
We encourage individuals to view before and after photos of Farmington Kybella patients. Many patients enjoy long-lasting profile improvements and permanent fat reduction from this treatment. As with any cosmetic procedure, no two outcomes are identical. It is natural for individual results to vary.*
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Before scheduling your first Kybella injections in Farmington, we invite you to meet with us for a consultation. We’ll closely examine the submental fat beneath your chin to determine the best treatment method. We’ll also review your medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have about Kybella injections during this appointment. Apart from the initial consultation, you don’t need to do much in preparation for your treatment.
Due to the noninvasive nature of the procedure, there’s little to no risk of complications. Washing your face before your appointment could further reduce your risk of infection. Some patients experience temporary bruising in the hours and days after treatment. In addition, you may experience significant swelling post-procedure. Therefore, you may want to avoid scheduling any major activities right after your appointment. If you have any concerns about the swelling, speak with a specialist before your appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment, we’ll mark each injection site with a special grid. We may also use a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during treatment. Once you’re numb, we’ll use small, sterilized needles to inject Kybella in the marked sites under your chin. The total number of injections we make depends on how much fat is under your chin. Most patients receive more than one treatment to get the results they want. We may recommend up to six treatments for the best possible outcome, depending on your individual case. We wait at least one month between treatments to allow the body to heal. Each treatment can take anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes.
After your treatment, you will have the option of returning to work or home as desired. You should be able to continue normal activities, but we recommend avoiding engaging in strenuous activities for up to 24 hours. It’s normal to experience some post-injection bruising, redness, and discomfort. All of these should subside within a couple of weeks. The biggest side effect is swelling for about 1-2 weeks.
Most of our patients receive anywhere from 3-6 treatments. Different patients may require varying numbers of treatments to get the results they want.
Kybella results develop gradually over 4-6 weeks. To get the best outcome, you’ll need to undergo multiple treatment sessions. We’ll recommend the appropriate number of treatments to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
The average Kybella treatment costs between $1,200 and $1,800. However, you may be able to receive a discounted rate for purchasing a series of treatments at once. Contact us for a consultation, and we’ll provide you with a detailed cost estimate.
The most common Kybella side effects include site redness, sensitivity, bruising, and swelling. Serious side effects are much rarer and may include open sores, tissue cell death (necrosis), and nerve injury. Some patients may also experience temporary trouble swallowing. This usually resolves itself within three days. Contact us immediately or seek emergency care if you experience any severe symptoms after your treatment.
Kybella injections lead to permanent double chin reduction. The destroyed fat cells cannot regrow, which means they can no longer expand. However, the fat cells that remain behind can still get larger. This means that if you want to maintain your results indefinitely, you will need to practice good lifestyle habits. Daily exercise and a healthy diet will facilitate long-lasting results from your Kybella injections.
People with excessive skin laxity may not be good candidates for Kybella. Additionally, patients with a history of dysphagia or prior surgical procedures in the submental area may not be a good fit for this treatment.
Kybella is a popular, noninvasive double chin reduction treatment. If you’re embarrassed by your double chin, we encourage you to experience the benefits of Kybella injections for yourself. Call us at (801) 877-1769 to schedule an obligation-free consultation with Lotti Aesthetics and Wellness. We’ll give you a thorough assessment and formulate a customized treatment plan specifically for you.
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