At Skinlogic, we take pride in offering an array of medical aesthetic services designed to meet our clients’ individual needs and help them feel their best. As part of our comprehensive suite, KYBELLA®, an innovative non-surgical treatment for submental fullness, has shown remarkable results.
KYBELLA® is a synthetically derived form of deoxycholic acid. This molecule is made naturally in our bodies and is used in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it works to destroy these fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. It’s a unique solution to a common aesthetic concern that many people face due to aging, genetics, or weight changes.
One of the most noticeable benefits of this treatment is the enhanced contours it provides to the face and chin. The reduction of fat under the chin can redefine the jawline, creating a sharper, more sculpted look. This refined contour can contribute significantly to an overall youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
As a non-surgical treatment, KYBELLA® is a less invasive alternative to traditional methods such as liposuction or neck lifts. This advantage reduces the potential risks and complications associated with surgery. Furthermore, the treatment involves minimal discomfort, with most clients describing the sensation as nothing more than a series of pinches.
The treatments are relatively quick, typically completed within 20–30 minutes. This quick turnaround makes it a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles. Moreover, recovery time is minimal. Most clients can return to their normal activities immediately following the treatment.
Since this treatment destroys the fat cells in the treated area, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat in the future. This feature means that once you’ve achieved your desired aesthetic result, no further treatment is expected to be necessary. It’s important to note, however, that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to preserving the results, as weight gain can lead to the enlargement of remaining fat cells.
Last, but certainly not least, the improvements in physical appearance achieved with KYBELLA® often translate into enhanced self-confidence. The satisfaction of looking in the mirror and seeing a sleek, defined chin can positively impact an individual’s self-image and overall sense of well-being.
We begin with a detailed one-hour consultation with every new client, where we explore your specific concerns, skin health history, medical conditions, and any questions you might have. This comfortable, no-pressure environment enables us to devise a customized treatment plan that best addresses your needs. If KYBELLA® is right for you, you may be able to get your first treatment right away.
During the treatment itself, the area under your chin is thoroughly cleansed, and the treatment is injected using tiny needles. The number of injections depends on your individual treatment goals and the amount of submental fat present. On average, the treatment takes about 20 minutes, and you might require multiple sessions spaced a month apart to achieve optimal results.
This treatment is suitable for adults over the age of 18 who have moderate to severe fat deposits under the chin, known as submental fullness. Ideal candidates are those who, despite leading a healthy lifestyle, are unable to get rid of this excess fat. However, KYBELLA® might not be suitable for everyone, including those with severe loose skin or pronounced platysmal bands.
Certain conditions might contraindicate the use of this treatment. These include, but are not limited to, pregnancy, breastfeeding, infection in the treatment area, history of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and an unstable medical status. Additionally, people with a history of bleeding disorders or who are currently on blood-thinning medication should consult with their healthcare provider before considering KYBELLA®.
In preparation for treatment, we recommend avoiding blood-thinning medications and supplements, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E, for about a week before the treatment, unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider. It’s also important to disclose your full medical history, including any medications or supplements you’re currently taking, during your consultation. On the day of treatment, come with a clean, makeup-free neck and chin area.
Immediately following your treatment, it’s advisable to avoid strenuous activities for at least 24–48 hours. This downtime allows your body to work on processing the treatment and dying fat cells without interruption. It’s also advisable to avoid direct sunlight, saunas, and hot showers for a few days following the treatment.
If you need to be outside, make sure to wear a sun-protective hat and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Drinking plenty of water and maintaining a balanced diet will support your body during this time. Unless advised otherwise by your healthcare provider, continue to avoid blood-thinning medications or supplements for a few days after the treatment to reduce the risk of bruising.
Our team at Skinlogic is always ready to provide personalized advice and comprehensive answers to all your queries. We strive to make your KYBELLA® journey as smooth and satisfying as possible.