Submental fullness, also known as the dreaded term “double chin,” can be very troublesome for both female and male patients. Kybella® can re-contour the jawline without surgery by eliminating excess fat from underneath the chin. Alta Vista Dermatology offers Kybella® to patients living in Denver, Highlands Ranch, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is the first and only injectable treatment designed to address submental fullness, or a double chin. Submental fullness is an issue experienced by a large portion of adults. Submental fullness can affect both women and men and can be a result of genetics, aging, or weight gain. Unfortunately, it is extremely resistant to diet and exercise. With Kybella®, patients can eliminate these stubborn fat deposits and achieve the contoured neck and jawline that they desire.
Kybella® treatments are administered as a series of injections to the layers of fat underneath the chin. During the consultation process, we can determine a custom treatment plan that includes the location of the injections along with the recommended number of treatments for patients to achieve desired results. The treatment itself is usually completed in less than 20 minutes. Although these injections are typically tolerable, we use a topical anesthetic to ensure patient comfort. There is no downtime after Kybella® treatments, so you can expect to return to work and other normal activities immediately following your appointment.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® is a form of synthetically produced deoxycholic acid. When found naturally in the body, deoxycholic acid helps the body break down and absorb fat. When Kybella® is injected into the submental fat pockets around the chin and jawline, it rapidly destroys the cells, allowing the body to absorb and eliminate them through the natural metabolic process. Kybella® also helps prevent future fat accumulation.
What Results Can I Expect from Kybella®?
Most patients see visible results from Kybella® within two to four sessions spaced about four weeks apart. The results can be long term, since it permanently destroys the fat cells under the chin. Further treatment is not typically need unless submental fat accumulation redevelops.
How Much Does Kybella® Cost?
To determine the exact cost of your Kybella® treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our office. During your consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your unique needs and produce the best results possible. At that point, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment. To help make our services affordable for our patients, we are proud to offer financing through CareCredit®. We also accept cash, checks and major credit cards.
Submental fullness is a stubborn condition that is difficult to treat without invasive techniques. Luckily, Kybella® offers patients a way to achieve the contoured jawline they desire without surgery. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. Alta Vista Dermatology welcomes patients from Denver, Highlands Ranch, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.
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