Kybella Double Chin Treatment

Kybella Double Chin Treatment

Is your double chin getting you down? Would you love to fix this area but you’re not interested in surgery? Getting Kybella injection treatments for double chin at Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie in Madison, WI might be your answer.   

At Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie, we care about you and the way you feel about yourself, so we are excited to offer Kybella, a non-surgical, FDA-approved treatment option that was designed to target a double chin.

Eliminating your stubborn double chin can be frustrating, and sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it won’t go away. Exercise, diets, creams, wraps…these strategies just may not work for you. Until recently, your only option was liposuction — and surgery can be a big commitment.

Kybella, a minimally-invasive procedure that eliminates the need for liposuction, could be the right option for you.

Where Can I Get Kybella Treatment?

We get it. A double chin isn’t anyone’s favorite feature, and we understand your needs and concerns. Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie is a private and comfortable clinic just northwest of Madison. Our primary goal is to help you feel good about yourself based on your own goals and needs.

A recent survey found that 67 percent of participants are bothered by their chin’s appearance, and 56 percent of women and even a larger proportion of men than ever before are unhappy with their overall looks. In fact, between 2000 and 2015, there was a 69 percent increase in men’s cosmetic surgeries

69% increase in men's cosmetic surgeries

Concerns about body image can affect anyone of any age, of any gender and of any body type. While the abdomen, rear, arms and legs typically cause the most frustration, sometimes it is our facial appearance that causes the most concern, as people see your face first. You want your outer appearance to better reflect your internal image, so that first impression is important to many people.

In many clinics, it can seem like all clients are treated the same, but we assure you that this won’t be the case when you visit us. Our staff wants to help you look — and feel — your best. 

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injection used to treat double chin, otherwise known as submental fat. Double chin is a common, yet often untreated, facial condition that can affect both men and women. Intended to treat adults with moderate to severe amounts of fat in the chin area, it is a procedure that is individually tailored to meet your needs based on the number of fat cells and makeup of your chin and profile.

Kybella was developed by a biopharmaceutical firm named Kythera in 2015, and was bought by Allergan. That name may sound familiar to you, as Allergan has already developed several popular treatments like Botox, Juvederm and Latisse.

How Does Kybella Work?

According to the FDA, and through evidence in clinical trials, Kybella is designed to destroy fat cells below the chin. Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the body that supports the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into your double chin’s submental fat cells, deoxycholic molecules begin breaking them down. The broken up cell debris is slowly metabolized and eliminated by the body over a period of weeks.

What are fat cells? Contrary to popular belief, not all fat cells are bad. In fact, you need these cells because they produce hormones that are essential to keep your body working properly, and your body stocks a certain amount of fat to tap into when you are hungry.

They are essential for survival, but there are limits as to how much fat our bodies should store, and everybody’s Body Mass Index (BMI) varies. BMI indicates how much body fat you have stored in your body, and each fat cell can only hold so much. Fat might diminish within those cells, but the cells themselves typically stay in the same number.

Before Kybella, the only way to get rid of these stubborn cells was liposuction. While liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the body and can be the right procedure for many individuals, because it is typically an invasive surgical procedure, the recovery time and cost can be a factor in choosing it, especially for your chin area. Kybella offers an alternative option.

Kybella offers an alternative to liposuction

Some Causes of a Double Chin

Double chins don’t appear overnight. They develop over time in certain ways:

  • Aging: Aging skin looks thinner, paler, and clear. Changes in the connective tissue reduce the skin’s strength and elasticity. Sun exposure accelerates aging of the skin, and as your skin changes, so does its appearance.
  • Genetics: You love your parents, but you don’t always love the DNA they pass down to you. There is a genetic predisposition for a double chin similar to many other genetic factors that can be passed down.
  • Posture: Your parents might have passed down their DNA, but they probably passed on some important life lessons too, like, “Don’t slouch!” They might have had a good point. Your posture matters, and the more you slouch, the less you use the muscles in your neck to help support your head which can lead to an emphasis on the double chin area.
  • Rapid weight loss: People lose weight to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, or because of a health-related condition. Either way, rapid weight loss can contribute to the development of a double chin.
  • Excess weight gain: Double chins are mostly caused by aging and genetics. However, excess weight can also contribute. As you gain weight, your body stores fat cells, affecting not only areas such as your abdomen and legs, but also your neck.

What Are the Benefits of Kybella?

Other than the visual improvements to your profile and “selfie” face, there are several other benefits to choosing a Kybella treatment with the clinicians at Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie:

  • It’s FDA approved: It’s the first and only approved injection approved by the FDA.
  • It’s non-surgical: Kybella is a series of injections and is considered non-surgical.
  • Noticeable improvement: After 6 treatments, 87% of people saw changes. Results may vary, although many patients see improvements.
  • No anesthesia: Your clinician might use a topical numbing cream to quell any discomfort, but you’ll be fully awake.
  • Side effects: While minimal side effects such a bruising and tenderness can occur, these often do not last longer than a few days after each treatment.

after 6 kybella treatments, 87% of people ssaw changes, results may vary

Kybella Versus CoolSculpting

Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie also offers CoolSculpting, a procedure that destroys fat cells which are then absorbed into the body over time, but as opposed to Kybella, this treatment freezes the fat cells instead. CoolSculpting requires about 30 to 60 minutes to administer. Afterward, you might experience numbness and soreness, but it typically will not interfere with your daily activities or exercise regiment.

Kybella and CoolSculpting both provide a reduction of fat cells that can be targeted to the double chin area. We offer free consultations so we can help you assess which treatment is best for you.

Does Kybella Work? Is It Safe?

Kybella received FDA approval in April 2015 making it the first and only injectable treatment for submental fat. Prior to approval, Kybella was the focus of over 20 clinical studies that included a total of 2600 patients. The overall side effect profile was well-characterized and typically short-lived consisting of issues related to injections.

Effectiveness, as well as safety, was analyzed in clinical studies. In one Phase III study, nearly 70 percent of subjects who received Kybella injections experienced “greater than or equal to one-grade improvement” compared to 20 percent of those treated with a placebo.

Almost 80% of people treated with kybella injections reported feeling satisfied with their appearance

Almost 80 percent of people treated with Kybella injections reported feeling satisfied with the appearance of their chin and face. Clinical trial subjects also stated they had better self-perception, felt happier and were less self-conscious about their neck.

Administered by our trained clinicians, Kybella is composed of naturally occurring chemicals. You can also view before and after pictures, to help give you an idea of results which can vary by individual.

Is Kybella Right For You?

There are a variety of procedures available to help remove unwanted fat, especially in the notable areas that are difficult to eliminate no matter how hard you try. Kybella treatments might not be for everyone, so be sure to discuss whether or not they are right for you with your clinician. You might be an ideal candidate if:

  • You want to avoid surgery and anesthesia. You are looking for a change, and might not want to undergo a more surgical procedure.
  • You’ve tried exercising and dieting. Even if they’ve worked on other areas of your body, those options don’t always help reduce targeted areas like your neck.

Only you and your trained clinician can determine if you are an ideal candidate for Kybella treatments. Please schedule a free consultation with us to determine if Kybella is right for you.

What Will My Consultation Be Like?

Using a comprehensive approach, your clinician will work with you to make well-informed decisions that will help you set realistic goals for your treatment. 

During your free consultation at Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie, we assess the chin/neck area carefully to determine if you are a good candidate for Kybella treatments. We “grade” the double chin into 1 of 2 general categories — Grade I (small to moderate) or Grade II (moderate to large) fat pad. The larger the fat pad, the more injections that are needed to get the best results.

Because body and skin types vary, we will develop an individualized treatment based on your body's needs.

Because body and skin types vary, we will develop an individualized treatment based on your body’s needs.

Again, it is important to set realistic goals. As with any cosmetic procedure, Kybella is not a guarantee of “perfection.” Don’t be persuaded by others who do not have the proper training or expertise to provide you with a legitimate and credible review. Speaking with a trained professional to discuss what is realistic for your body type is the best method to address your concerns and consider your options.

If you are unsure about whether or not Kybella treatments are right for you, we encourage you to consult with us so we can best determine your needs and answer your questions — whether they be before, during or after treatment.

How Long Will the Treatments Take? What Will They Feel Like?

Actual treatments take 10-15 minutes and consist of small, simple injections administered by a trained clinician that are well-tolerated by most people. Ice packs are used to prevent swelling and relieve discomfort. After injections, most people describe numbness and/or fullness sensations but most are able to go back to regular activities immediately.

The side effects should subside more and more with each passing day. In fact, most patients often feel less side effects with each subsequent procedure. Kybella treatments don’t take long. It’s even possible to schedule them over your lunch break or between errands. 

Kybella treatments don't take long. It's possible to schedule them over your lunch break.

How Many Kybella Treatments Will I Need?

Since everyone’s chin structure and skin type vary, it’s best to consult with a clinician to determine how many treatments you will need based on how much submental fat you have and your personal treatment goals. 

We can also determine how many injections and sessions you’ll need in order to achieve your desired results. Clients can receive up to 50 injections in a single treatment. Kybella requires at least 2-3 sessions, spaced no less than one month apart for best results. In clinical trials, up to 6 sessions were needed in some cases.

How Long Does Kybella Take to Work? What Results Will I See? How Long Does Kybella Last?

You might see Kybella’s results after 1 treatment, but typically two to four Kybella treatments produce the most visible improvements. Although individual results will vary, clinical studies found that 79 percent of participants were happy with their results three months after their last injections. 

Even more exciting is that the results are longer lasting for most patients. Kybella breaks down and removes a percentage of fat cells from the submental area. Once those cells are gone, they are likely gone permanently. Mainly in cases of extreme weight gain would the fullness potentially return for some patients. After desired results are attained, re-treatment with Kybella most likely won’t be necessary.

What Are the Side Effects of Kybella?

With any cosmetic procedure comes the possibility of side effects. Our trained clinicians will educate you about the potential side effects of Kybella to help you make an informed decision about your treatment options. 

our trained clinicians will educated you about the potential side effects of kybella to help you make an informed decision

The most commonly reported side effects include swelling, numbness, bruising and redness. These side effects usually subside within a few days but can last a few weeks. Kybella may cause rare but serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause facial muscle weakness. To safeguard against potential complications, we make sure you are a good candidate by carefully reviewing your medical history, performing a thorough exam and answering all of your questions prior to treatment with Kybella.

Kybella FAQ and Review

1. How Much Can I Expect to Pay for My Treatments?

During your consultation, we will assess the amount and frequency of treatments. Then we will develop a payment plan that is mindful of your budget.

2. Who Should NOT Use Kybella?

You should not use Kybella if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • People with excessive skin laxity 
  • A current or prior history of dysphagia
  • Coagulation abnormalities or who are currently being treated with antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy
  • Had prior surgical or aesthetic procedures in the submental area

3. Are There Other Areas of My Body Where I Can Use Kybella? 

Kybella should not be injected into other parts of the body. More testing is necessary before it would be approved for other areas.

Kybella should not be injected into other parts of the body besides the chin at this current time. More testing is necessary before approved for other areas.

4. Are There Any Known Drug Interactions?

There are no known drug interactions.

5. When Was Kybella Approved by the FDA?

Kybella was approved on April 29, 2015.

6. Do Men and Women Experience Similar Results?

Kybella’s results were similar in both men and women.

7. Is Kybella Guaranteed to Work?

While most patients see improvements, there is no guarantee that Kybella will work for everyone. Because no cosmetic procedure is guaranteed, it’s important to speak with your clinician to decide if Kybella is the right treatment option for you. 

Contact us today to schedule a free kybella consultation in the Madison WI area

Consider Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie in Madison, WI for Kybella Treatments

When you’re not happy with your appearance, no matter the reason, it can definitely have an effect on how you feel about yourself and your overall self-esteem.  If you are bothered by submental fullness or double chin, you’re not alone.

We are thrilled to offer Kybella treatments that are non-invasive, safe and more effective than most other options on the market. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to determine if Kybella is right for you.

Additional Kybella Before and After Results photos.

For additional safety information on Kybella, click here: Kybella Safety Information