No more double chin!

Get Kybella in Centennial

When exercise and diet fail to get rid of the stubborn fat deposits under, the chin fat dissolving injections from Kybella come to the rescue. This is the first and only injectable treatment for the troublesome double chin. At Invigorate Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa in Centennial, Colorado we can create a treatment protocol to bring the face back into balance. A face that has good symmetry is coveted by all of us and the chin plays a large role in that.

Kybella fat dissolving injections contain a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a bile acid naturally produced by the body to help breakdown fat. 20 – 30 injections are made by our practitioner in a strategic manner, once injected the acid destroys the fat cells under the chin removing the double chin. The destroyed fat is gradually removed by the body’s natural fat metabolism processes. We recommend a month between treatments.

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All about Kybella

Who is a good candidate?

Sometimes despite a good diet and exercise regime, parts of the body and face can remain stubbornly resistant to fat loss and toning. The double chin is one of those areas and in a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67% of people who were asked about their chins said it was the extra “submental fullness” that bothered them.

For some people fat collects over time, for others it might be due to genetics or unhealthy diet practices. Kybella may be prescribed by your physician if you are concerned about a double chin or  if you want to firm it up a little.

The double chin

A double chin forms due to fatty deposits under the chin but it is made worse by sagging skin that has lost elasticity.

 At Invigorate Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa we already use Morpheus8 RF Microneedling to treat skin laxity and dissolve fat cells in the chin and jawline, but we can also combine this with Kybella injections for even more enhanced results.

Multiple treatments are needed with results developing over the coming weeks as fat cells are permanently flushed out by the body’s natural excretory processes.

Preparing for Kybella injections

  • Schedule your appointment well ahead of major events so swelling can resolve (usually 2 weeks)
  • Tell us if you have a history of difficulty swallowing, allergies, are taking allergy medication or if you have ever had an anaphylactic reaction
  • Pregnant/nursing women cannot receive Kybella injections
  • A week before treatment, stop taking blood thinning medications that affect bruising – Aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, vitamins E & D, fish oils. Check with your doctor if you are taking prescription blood thinners
  • Wash your face and neck area on the day of your procedure. Do not apply moisturizer, sunscreen, makeup, or any other products to your skin

Kybella post-treatment protocol

  • Do not panic if you see redness, swelling, or bruising that lasts a couple of weeks after your treatment. This is normal and to be expected. The more fat there is, the more swelling there will be. If symptoms persist longer than expected contact us
  • Ice the area carefully by keeping a cloth barrier between your skin and the ice pack to avoid potential frostbite
  • You can apply a cool compress to the area for the first 24 hours after treatment
  • Avoid strenuous activity/exercise for the first few days after your procedure
  • Sleep with your head elevated for the next several nights (~1-6 nights) to avoid additional swelling
  • Do NOT massage the area as this will cause further irritation
  • Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen as instructed. If pain is not controlled by over-the-counter medications, call us

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1-2 weeks before treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure, extreme heat or cold and tanning beds
  • Avoid aspirin, NSAIDs and fatty acids which may cause bleeding or bruising if used
  • Avoid alcohol use

Recovery expectations

  • Avoid lying flat for 3-4 hours after treatment

For 48 hours after

  • Do not massage or rub the treated areas
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, sun, extreme heat or cold and tanning beds

After first week

  • If skin itches we recommend using Benadryl anti-itch gel in the evening 
  • Apply SPF of 30 or higher to protect skin. Very light-skinned patients should use an SPF of at least 50 or higher
  • Patients may also wish to take Benadryl allergy tablets at night to ease itching, however, if you are taking other medications, make sure to consult with your doctor first prior to taking Benadryl medication orally

Kybella received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015. According to the FDA, “Kybella™ is a cytolytic drug indicated for the improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults”. The procedure has proven to be a sustainable non-invasive alternative to surgical procedures such as liposuction.

According to the clinical trials, 82.4% showed satisfaction and thought they had a very good improvement in their appearance. Trials have also concluded that the treatment is relatively safe and effective.

Kybella is a non-surgical treatment for the double chin as such it allows the fat pockets to be addressed without the risks, downtime and costs of surgery.

Liposuction is an invasive surgical technique with increased risks due to the use of an anesthetic. The recovery period is longer and there will be a minor scar in the region.

Some of the significant adverse effects of Kybella include:

  • Injured nerves in the jawline (which can cause an uneven or crooked smile or weakness in facial muscles)
  • Difficulty swallowing, nausea, headache and high blood pressure
  • Problems around the injection site include a build-up of blood beneath the skin (hematoma) or bruising/redness and injury to an artery or vein if Kybella is unintentionally administered into it
  • Hair loss, broken skin (lesions) if injected into the dermis, epidermal cell (necrosis) near the injection site
    • Erythema or skin redness
    • Immune System Disorders: reactions of hypersensitivity, which includes rash, urticaria, and itching

Speak with your healthcare provider immediately if you feel weakening in your facial muscles or your smile becomes uneven; have difficulties swallowing or you develop open sores or drainage from the procedure.

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