Say Goodbye To Your Double Chin
If you experience excess fat underneath your chin, then you know how challenging it is to try and target it with diet and exercise alone. At Body Systems Wellness Regenerative Medicine, our injectable Kybella® treatments can add a more appealing shape to your lower face with quick, simple treatments and no downtime. Serving the Glendale area in California, Body Systems Wellness Regenerative Medicine is led by Shahen Kurestian. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how Kybella® can combat the appearance of a double chin.
What is Submental Fullness?
This cosmetic concern refers to the area underneath your skin that can accumulate fat, resulting in the appearance of a “double chin”. While diet and exercise are great ways to reduce fat in most areas of your body, the submental area is most often resistant to these methods. Kybella® can help.
What is Kybella®?
The first injectable treatment of its kind, Kybella® is formulated from deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in the body and helps in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected into the fatty tissues underneath the chin with a fine needle, Kybella® destroys neck fat and as the fat is destroyed, your chin contours adjust and create an improved appearance in your lower face.
What are the Benefits of Kybella®?
- Results in just two to four treatments
- Simple injections are easy to fit for a busy schedule
- No downtime
- Safe, biocompatible treatment
- Reduction of fat cells
- Moderate to severe cases of submental fat can be targeted
Who is a Good Candidate?
Men and women who are interested in receiving Kybella® treatments should have realistic treatment expectations and aesthetic goals, be in good overall health, and have no contraindicating medical conditions. The best way to determine if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with our medical team and have your individual condition evaluated.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Once the fat is treated with Kybella®, future weight gain and the natural aging process can cause fat to reappear in this area. Treatments can be repeated until desired results are achieved.
Contact Body Systems Wellness Regenerative Medicine today to schedule a consultation to find out how Kybella® can remove the appearance of a double chin without surgery or downtime.
* Individual results may vary.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Have questions about KYBELLA®? Find answers here.
What is submental fullness?Submental fullness is a gathering of excess fat beneath the chin, commonly known as “double chin.” It can be something you’ve had your whole life due to genetics, or start to appear as you get older or if you gain weight.
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.
How does KYBELLA® work?The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.
How many treatments will I need
Your specialist will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 KYBELLA® treatments. 59% of patients received 6 treatments in clinical studies.
In clinical studies, results for KYBELLA®-treated patients who had
- A ≥1-grade composite combined physician- and patient-rated improvement were 8% (1 treatment), 28% (2 treatments), 43% (3 treatments), 55% (4 treatments), 66% (5 treatments) and 72% (6 treatments), compared with 2% (1 treatment), 7% (2 treatments), 12% (3 treatments), 14% (4 treatments), 15% (5 treatments), and 22% (6 treatments) of patients treated with placebo
- A ≥2-grade composite combined physician- and patient-rated improvement were 0% (1 treatment), 0.2% (2 treatments), 0.8% (3 treatments), 3.5% (4 treatments), 3.9% (5 treatments) and 15% (6 treatments) compared with 0% (1 treatment), 0.2% (2 treatments), 0.2% (3 treatments), 0.5% (4 treatments), 0.2% (5 treatments), and 1.5% (6 treatments) of patients treated with placebo
What are the possible side effects?
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site or trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (range of 1 to 298 days), and trouble swallowing resolved on its own in a median of 3 days (range of 1 to 81 days).
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area or for medical advice about side effects.
How long will results last?When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.
What is the average treatment cost?Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. Look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with KYBELLA®. It is important to find an experienced specialist who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
How can I save on treatments?
Enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program to save money on KYBELLA® treatments. You earn points on each KYBELLA® treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments that your specialist may determine are right for you.
In addition, you can also earn points when you shop online at your favorite retailers participating in the Brilliant Distinctions® Mall. As a member, you will receive treatment reminders and information about your points balance.
How many people have been treated with KYBELLA®?KYBELLA® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies. More than 1600 people were treated with KYBELLA® in these studies.
Is KYBELLA® right for me?
Only you and your doctor can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by fullness under your chin and wish to avoid surgery, ask your doctor about KYBELLA®.
It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age.
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