First impressions are important, and your face is the first thing that everyone notices about you. At VIDA Aesthetic Medicine, our treatments can help rejuvenate your skin and prevent signs of aging so you can always put your best face forward. Whether it’s taking the perfect selfie, nailing that important meeting, or feeling confident on a date, feeling confident in how you look directly affects confidence in every other part of your life.
Kybella is a treatment to permanently reduce submental fat which causes the dreaded double chin. You don’t even need to be carrying excess weight for the turkey waddle to strike. There are almost as many people bothered by a double chin (68%) as there are people worried about the lines and wrinkles around their eyes (71%). The technical term for a double chin is submental fullness, and it can make you look older and heavier than you are. Submental fullness can be impossible to get rid of through diet, exercise, or even face yoga and other jaw-centric exercises. Aging and genetics play a big role in whether you get a double chin, and to what degree, which means that it might never go away on its own.
One of our areas of expertise at VIDA is targeted fat removal using non-surgical approaches. Once unwanted fat is removed, it’s gone for good, so you only want to trust an expert with years of experience and advanced training when thinking about permanent* fat reduction. VIDA was the first clinic in Salem to offer Kybella. Dr. Kim Thompson has experience with microcannula liposuction in the chin area and understands the anatomy under the chin, neck, and jawline. She’s certified and has received hands-on training from a Kythera Biopharmaceuticals trainer, the original parent company of Kybella. Now owned by Allergan, Kybella is the gold standard for non-surgical, permanent fat reduction in the delicate under-chin area.
How Kybella Works
Kybella uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections. This acid already occurs naturally in the body, but Kybella offers a concentrated, targeted dose that is deposited directly into the unwanted fat. Kybella is the only FDA approved injection to permanently decrease submental fullness.
However, the results aren’t immediate, and that’s a good thing. Similar to CoolSculpting and Vanquish, Kybella’s results are revealed within a few weeks after the treatment. The destroyed fat cells are slowly and safely absorbed by the body. This allows for more natural-looking results since the skin is given time to acclimate to a newer, slimmer neck and jaw area. Once those cells are destroyed, they won’t come back to accumulate fat again.
Avoid Loose Skin with Kybella
Rapid weight loss, either from diet and exercise or an aesthetic treatment, can lead to lax, loose skin. This can be especially true of thin and delicate skin, such as found beneath the chin and jaw. Loose skin is frustrating and often very difficult to address. Kybella helps to remove fat but does not tighten the skin.
At VIDA, we offer Ultherapy, a non-invasive skin-tightening procedure that uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the natural healing process. Ultherapy prompts your body to rebuild and reorganize collagen into tighter strands while simultaneously stimulating new collagen. Many VIDA clients combine Kybella with Ultherapy for optimal results.
In addition to Ultherapy, VIDA offers a number of treatments that complement Kybella. Non-invasive bodysculpting treatments, such as CoolSculpting or Vanquish, can help you take your results to the next level by targeting unwanted fat deposits in the body as well as the face.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to Expect with Kybella
Your Kybella Treatment
Every person is different, so your exact Kybella treatment regimen is completely personalized. Up to six treatments may be recommended for a patient. Appointments begin with a topical numbing cream so that the area is anesthetized for comfort. At VIDA, we also apply ice to minimize the risk of bruising.
During the treatment, several small injections deliver Kybella to the targeted fatty tissue. Treatments take only 30 minutes.
After the treatment, there may be some minor swelling for 1–3 weeks. However, this swelling is usually not noticeable to anyone else and gets better every day. You will see full results within six weeks of your final treatment.
Earn Brilliant Distinctions Points
Kybella is part of the Allergan family, and VIDA participates in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program. Every time you opt for a treatment with Kybella, Botox, the Juvederm family of dermal fillers, CoolSculpting, or purchase products at our clinic from SkinMedica or Latisse, you earn points for future savings. It’s free to sign up, so start earning your Brilliant Distinctions points today.
Ready to learn more about Kybella? Schedule your complimentary consultation today and see how the leading double chin reduction treatment can help you achieve your goals. Call VIDA at (503) 399-0021 today.
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