Having a double chin is a bummer. It ruins your selfies, adds years to your appearance, and chips away at your self-esteem. You’d get rid of it if you could, but an invasive, expensive surgical procedure doesn’t sound particularly appealing. So instead, you’ve resigned yourself to a life of bulky scarves and turtlenecks – and avoiding selfies like the plague.
But you’re not doomed to a life of camouflaging your double chin. Now, you can zap it away with Kybella, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, designed specifically for tackling submental fat. Want to know more? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about Kybella at Siti Med Spa.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable prescription medication containing deoxycholic acid, a molecule that’s found naturally in your body and helps to break down and absorb fat. When it’s injected directly into the skin beneath your chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells, essentially melting away your double chin.
Is Kybella safe?
Absolutely. Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for eliminating double chins. And unlike riskier methods of fat removal, you experience no downtime and no recovery period. You simply come into our office in Banker’s Hill for a brief treatment session, and afterward, you can go about the rest of your day as normal.
What can I expect during Kybella treatment?
Each treatment session takes approximately 15-20 minutes and involves a series of small injections beneath your chin. Most patients see their ideal results after two to four treatments, but it’s not uncommon to need up to six. Sessions are spaced between four and eight weeks apart. Your Siti Med Spa specialist will be able to customize your specific treatment plan based on your aesthetic goals.
Does Kybella hurt?
When you receive your Kybella injections, mild discomfort may occur. We can provide you with topical anesthetics to help alleviate the pain. Afterward, you may experience soreness and swelling for a few days, but once the inflammation passes, you’ll notice a decrease in the size of your double chin.
How long do the effects of Kybella last?
After you complete your course of Kybella treatments, your double chin will be a thing of the past – forever. Once those fat cells beneath your chin are destroyed, they’ll never be able to collect or store fat again, so as long as you do not put on additional weight, your results should be permanent.
Am I a good candidate for Kybella?
Only a Siti Med Spa specialist can determine whether Kybella is right for you. In general, Kybella is meant to treat moderate to severe submental fullness, so if you have a central pouch of fat beneath your chin, then you might be a good candidate. But always remember: Kybella is not a replacement for a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Get Kybella at Siti Med Spa
At Siti Med Spa in San Diego, we’re staffed by highly trained medical professionals who are experienced in administering Kybella. We can answer any questions you may have about the process and customize a treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. Give us a call today at (619) 717-8484 and say goodbye to your double chin for good!