Fat under the chin, known medically as submental fullness, has traditionally only been treatable with liposuction. The FDA’s approval of the injectable Kybella™ offers a simple, non-surgical in-office treatment to literally melt fat under the chin.
Find out more about this exciting injectable treatment option by calling La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic at 858-225-8380 today for a complimentary consultation.
Quite simply, Kybella®
- Removes fat under the chin permanently
- Requires only simple injections of the same molecule our bodies use to remove fat naturally
- Involves no downtime
- Leaves you looking thinner and more youthful
Not Just Physicians, But Training Physicians
Kybella is offered in our clinic by Dr. Nasrin Mani. Dr Mani has special injection skills as a training physician for many fillers, so you know you will have the most expert treatment.
How Kybella Works
The injection contains a molecule which destroys the fat cell membrane. Once the membrane is “popped”, the fat within the cells is naturally removed by the body.
You will have a series of treatments, all fast and easy, monthly. Average number of cycles varies per patient, but expect 4 to 6, each one month apart. You will begin noticing changes very quickly and each session will remove more fat cells.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
You will need a consultation to determine the recommended number of sessions/cycles. Fat accumulates differently on everyone. If during your treatment program it is determined you need less (or more) sessions, that will be adjusted as required. You will never be treated with more cycles than required.
Is A Kybella Treatment Painful?
The needles used for injection are fine, small needles and the injections are placed quickly. Your skin will be numbed with lidocaine prior to the injections so the most you will feel is a small sting from the numbing injection and some slight burning with the medication injections. Patients are usually surprised at how quickly and comfortably the process is completed.
Are There Side Effects?
Kybella will cause some initial swelling and redness and the possibility of some minor bruising. You may feel numbness or some tenderness for several days to a week. These are normal and expected sensations and are caused by the action of the medication on the fat cells. See Kybella Consumer site for Safety Information
Who Can Get Kybella?
Kybella is offered to patients over the age of 21. There is no upper age limit and clinical trial patients as old as 65 have been successfully treated.
There are a few medical conditions that would prevent your treatment. These can be discussed during your consultation. Patients with pronounced skin laxity due to age or premature loss of skin elasticity may require a tightening procedure after the procedures are complete.
Can I Exercise After Kybella Treatment?
It is expected to have bruising and swelling in the area treated for about 3-7 days after treatment. The patient should avoid strenuous exercise until the swelling and bruising resolves. This is because strenuous exercise increases blood flow to the area treated, which then can worsen swelling and bruising and delay healing time.
How Many Patients Were Treated In The Clinical Trials?
Kybella has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with this injectable
When Is Kybella Available?
Treatments are available in our office now. Your consultation is provided free. Contact La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic online or call 858-225-8380 to schedule.