KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (sub-mental fat); sometimes casually referred to as the “wattle” area. Sub-mental fullness, also sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain.
If you’re bothered by sub-mental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society of Dermatologists 67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin. Many patients find that even with exercise and a good diet, they still have trouble losing the pad of fat underneath the chin area.
To further enhance your experience at Mobley MD you should meet Kandice, our RN and Aesthetician. She has been an aesthetician for 13 years. After graduating from Aesthetics school in 2004 and later earning a Masters license, she worked in high-end resorts such as The Canyons and Waldorf Astoria. Kandice rounded out her skills with an RN degree in 2014, and experience in home health.
Kandice has one young man in her life, and spends most of her free time with him going to parks and playing sports. She also loves wine tasting, hot yoga, camping and hiking, and goes as frequently as she can.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of these fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
During your treatment sessions, the Beauty Now professionals will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections and a very tiny needle. Most patients find the injections themselves nearly painless but there is a mild warm or “throbbing” sensation in the neck/ chin area for about 5-15 minutes after the injection. Cold compresses are very helpful and given right after the injection.
You and Dr. Mobley will decide how many treatments you need. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions with about 4-6 weeks between sessions. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA®, re-treatment is not expected.
A professional consultation is necessary to determine the exact costs of Kybella® treatment, as each patient has different needs and preferences.
Kybella® is priced by the vial, and each costs about $600. Some patients require only one vial to complete their treatment, but those with a greater amount of submental fullness may need up to three vials to achieve the desired results.
In addition, the number of treatment sessions varies. Most patients need more than a single Kybella® session to erase a double chin or treat sagging jowls. We recommend patients plan for three treatments spaced about six to eight weeks apart.
Kybella® injections are safe and effective. Treatment from the skilled Beauty Now master aestheticians can help you get rid of excess under-chin fat and provide a more contoured jawline. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about Kybella® treatments.