Kybella® – Madison, CT
Maintaining a slim, youthful-looking facial profile is something many people strive for. But due to genetics, general aging, and other factors, fat can accumulate under the chin. For some, even a strict diet and regular exercise can’t prevent or eliminate a double chin.
There is now an effective, non-surgical option for correcting a double chin: Kybella® injections. This minimally invasive treatment gradually destroys fat cells over the course of just a few injections/treatment sessions. With no surgery required, Kybella® can restore fat-free neck and chin contours.
Choose Kybella® at Aria DermSpa and achieve the sleek chin profile you’ve always wanted.
How Kybella® Works
Kybella® is an FDA-approved method of non-surgical fat reduction for under the chin. The injections contain deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body. During its normal body functions, deoxycholic acid helps the stomach break down and absorb dietary fat. When injected under the chin, deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells located here, which are later eliminated through the body’s lymph system.
Gradually, unwanted fullness is reduced and sleek chin contours are revealed. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are permanently removed and will not return; patients can cease treatment once they reach their aesthetic goals. This safe, effective fat elimination method requires absolutely no surgery, and the quick injection session can be completed on your lunchbreak. The entire process usually takes no more than 30 minutes. The number of injections you receive will depend on the amount of fat present and your desired aesthetic outcome.
Is Kybella® Right for You?
A double chin can be caused by recent weight gain, significant weight fluctuations, or it can simply be from genetics. Whatever the cause may be, it’s frustrating having to deal with a double chin, and it can cause you to look heavier than you really are. Fortunately, Kybella® can effectively address this common cosmetic issue.
Kybella® is minimally invasive and does not require surgery, making it a suitable treatment for most people. Ideal candidates for Kybella® in Madison include healthy men and women who are seeking effective double chin treatment.
For comprehensive rejuvenation, patients often choose additional treatments that may complement the effects of Kybella®. For instance, dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections can smooth out wrinkles and lines on both the face and neck. Additionally, if you have excess neck skin and deep folds that you’d like to eliminate, a minimally invasive neck lift might better suit your needs.
Kybella® at Aria DermSpa
Dr. Lisa Donofrio understands how important it is for patients to feel and look their best. She has structured her practice around providing completely individualized treatment in a luxurious, relaxing setting. Under the care of Dr. Donofrio, you can finally make your aesthetic goals a reality with Kybella®.
Whether you’re undergoing minimally invasive facial surgery or a non-surgical treatment, Dr. Donofrio’s goal is to help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted. All the treatments offered at Aria DermSpa are minimally invasive, making it possible to achieve your cosmetic goals, even with the demands of modern life.
Dr. Donofrio brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Aria DermSpa. She was part of the FDA clinical trial for Kybella®. She is board-certified in dermatology and is proud to provide dedicated care to her patients every day. Patients who choose Aria DermSpa for their Kybella® injections can expect to receive the highest quality of care.
Kybella® – Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The fat cells that are destroyed with a Kybella® treatment are permanently eliminated and will not come back. However, it you gain a significant amount of weight, your double chin can recur. When paired with a healthy lifestyle, you can expect your results to last long term.
This depends on the amount of fullness under your chin and your desired aesthetic goals. In general, patients usually have about two to four treatments before reaching their ideal results. Treatments are typically spaced four to eight weeks apart.
The cost of your Kybella® treatment will depend primarily on how much product is needed and the number of treatments you’ll need. To receive a detailed price breakdown, you’ll need to be evaluated by Dr. Donofrio to see if the procedure is right for you.
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable for treating submental fat, while CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared applicator device for resolving this aesthetic concern. Both approaches have a similar proven track record of safety and efficacy.
However, the CoolSculpting applicators might not fit against every patient’s chin and jawline, which could affect your results. Conversely, since Dr. Donofrio injects Kybella® with a small needle, it can deliver dramatic outcomes for almost all patients.
If you’re comparing Kybella® with CoolSculpting, schedule a personalized consultation with a provider who specializes in both approaches. Then, you can easily determine which method is the better fit for your specific needs.
Once injected, Kybella® starts breaking down fat cells, which your body’s lymphatic system eliminates. While you may notice an improvement after a single treatment, most people need more than one session to reach a more defined chin profile.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Donofrio can assess your specific needs and offer personalized advice about the number of Kybella® appointments you’ll require.
To prevent the risk of excessive bruising and ensure a more comfortable experience right after receiving Kybella®, you should avoid doing the following.
- Taking over-the-counter pain medication: Many OTC medications such as aspirin can increase your blood flow and contribute to bruising after Kybella®. By stopping these medications a week before your Kybella® treatment, you can steer clear of these undesirable effects. Ask Dr. Donofrio about your existing medications to get detailed advice.
- Drinking or smoking: Alcohol and tobacco can interfere with your body’s natural processes and cause complications during your treatment. Avoid drinking alcohol at two days before each Kybella® appointment and stop smoking at least a week ahead.
- Taking health supplements: If you take any supplements with ingredients such as vitamin A or cod liver oil, they could cause complications with your Kybella® treatment. Discuss your supplement use with Dr. Donofrio during your initial consultation.
- Eating specific foods: Certain foods such as garlic can increase your blood flow and cause bruising after your Kybella® treatment. You should stop eating these foods beforehand for ideal results with minimal discomfort.
- Growing out your beard: Hair growth around your chin can prevent Dr. Donofrio from determining the best injection sites within the area. If you have a stubble or a beard, make it a point to shave the treatment area a day before your Kybella® appointment.
Deoxycholic acid is the primary ingredient in Kybella®’s formula. It breaks down fat cells, which your body will eliminate. The process is virtually painless, ensuring you can effortlessly get rid of stubborn chin fat.
Kybella® is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, it can only treat stubborn pockets of submental fat around your chin to enhance your profile. If you gain weight after the procedure, your facial fullness will return.
Kybella® is a minimally invasive procedure that delivers effective results through injections, whereas liposuction involves making small incisions in the treatment area and extracting fat via a cannula. Since Kybella® delivers significant results with no downtime and treatments that only take a few minutes, many of our patients prefer it.
However, if you have an excessive amount of fat under the chin or if you need a neck lift to treat excess skin under your chin, liposuction might be a better approach for you. You can get personalized advice during your consultation with Dr. Donofrio.
You can get Kybella® whenever it’s convenient for you. Since treatments take 30 minutes, you can even schedule your appointment over your lunch break and return to work immediately afterward.
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