Dr. Pickart offers Kybella™ treatments to the residents of Ventura, Camarillo, and the surrounding areas of California who seek to eliminate the fat beneath their chin, often referred to as “double chin”.
What Is Kybella™?
Kybella™ is the name of a prescription medicine that is administered to adults in order to improve their facial appearance. It’s an FDA approved contouring treatment that is given to patients suffering from a “double chin”. The procedure is non-surgical and improves a person’s facial appearance. The medicine works to slim the facial profile by removing the fat beneath the chin.
How Does Kybella™ Work?
Kybella™ is effective due to its ingredients. Deoxycholic acid is the main ingredient in Kybella™. It’s a naturally occurring molecule that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. When Kybella™ is injected beneath the chin, the deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells. After these fat cells are destroyed, those cells are no longer able to store fat in that area, thereby contouring the chin.
An Innovative Treatment for Submental Fullness
What is Submental Fullness?
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated aesthetic facial condition that affects both men and women. Causes of submental fullness may include the following:
- Submental fullness may naturally occur as you age.
- Submental fullness may be part of your DNA.
- Submental fullness may be the result of gaining weight.
Some people who suffer from submental fullness believe that diet and exercise will completely eliminate their “double chin”. Submental fullness may not go away after such efforts, however, and in fact, may make you look older and heavier than your actual age and weight. If you are self-conscious due to submental fullness, you are not alone. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, over 60% of people admitted that they were bothered by their submental fullness.
Common Questions About Kybella™
Is Kybella™ Right For Me?
Deciding whether to try Kybella™ is an important decision that every person suffering from submental fullness must make for themselves. Kybella™ might be right for you if:
- Submental fullness bothers you and affects the way you view yourself.
- Surgery is not an option that you are willing to discuss.
- Submental fullness affects your aesthetic appearance, causing you to appear old and heavy.
- Diet and exercise have not been effective in reducing the appearance of your “double chin”.
How Many People Have Been Treated With Kybella™?
Kybella™ is a popular option for anyone suffering from “double chin”. There have been over 20 clinical studies of Kybella™ conducted on a global level. More than 2,600 patients have been involved in these studies, with over 1,600 treated with Kybella™.
How Is Kybella™ Administered?
How Kybella™ is administered depends on the severity of your submental fullness. Your treatment plan will be customized to fit your specific needs. Kybella™ treatment sessions usually last about 20 minutes. During the session, Kybella™ will be injected into the fat underneath your chin area.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Usually, between two to four treatments are needed in order to see visible contouring of the chin area. These treatments will be spaced about one month apart. In certain circumstances, six treatments may be necessary in order to see optimal results and visible contouring. Once your chin profile has improved to your liking, further Kybella™ treatments may not be necessary.
Is There Downtime After Kybella™?
There is minimal downtime after Kybella™ treatments. The most downtime usually occurs after the first Kybella™ treatment session, so you should keep this in mind when scheduling work and social activities.
Kybella™ Treatments Resulted in High Patient Satisfaction
Kybella™ treatments have been very successful, and many patients have seen visible results after relatively few treatment sessions. Close to 80% of patients reported that they were satisfied with their facial appearance after Kybella™ treatments. Patients also reported that their self-perception improved and they felt happier about their younger appearance. Others admitted that they felt less embarrassed and less self-conscious after Kybella™ treatments.
Important Information About Kybella™
Although Kybella™ treatments are non-invasive, there are some precautions that you should keep in mind. If you have an infection in the treatment area, you should not receive Kybella™ treatments. It is also important to note that it is not known how safe or effective Kybella™ treatments are outside of the submental facial area. Lastly, Kybella™ is not approved for anyone under 18 years old.
What are Kybella™ Costs in Ventura?
Every Kybella™ patient has different needs, therefore, treatment costs vary. If you are interested in receiving Kybella™ treatments, please contact our office to set up an initial consultation with one of our trained staff members. During this consultation, we will discuss your specific needs and prices. Pickart Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing option for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.
If you are a resident of Ventura, Camarillo or the surrounding areas in California and are considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, call Pickart Plastic Surgery at (805) 232-5688. Our talented staff members can answer all your questions and also schedule your consultation.