Here at Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO, we are honored to serve the area with life-changing transformative beauty treatments. Our KYBELLA treatment is one of our favorites because it’s designed to target areas that are normally resistant to traditional fat-burning methods. Finally, you can achieve the sculpted jawline you’ve always desired and say goodbye once and for all to the frustration of submental fullness. Our injectable treatment gives you the power to embrace a more defined profile.
This groundbreaking treatment offers a non-surgical solution to eliminating pesky submental fullness, and the highly customizable nature of the treatment means we can target only the areas that are giving you trouble. This means you can achieve your ideal look without any compromises!
How Fast Does KYBELLA Work?
While it may take some time for the changes to become apparent, the majority of our patients begin noticing improvements between two weeks and a month following their appointment. Remember, the transformation unfolds gradually, so don’t be discouraged if the progress seems subtle initially. Trust in the power of the process, and embrace the journey toward unveiling your newfound confidence.
Most individuals experience the best outcomes by receiving two to four sessions, spaced approximately four weeks apart. However, it’s worth noting that many of our patients have reported satisfactory results after just one session. Factors such as the extent of submental fullness and the body’s unique response speed contribute to this variance. As the targeted fat cells are gradually eliminated through the body’s natural excretion processes, the timeline for results depends on your individual bodily functions, including your metabolic rate.
What It Is
This specialized prescription medicine is able to target and eradicate the appearance of submental fullness, otherwise colloquially known as the dreaded “double chin.” Using substances already found in the human body, this targeted treatment is able to offer a long-term solution to stubborn or resistant pockets of fat and reveal the sculpted jawline that lies beneath. With nothing more than a few small injections during a short appointment session, you can finally achieve a contoured face.
How It Works
This injectable treatment employs the power of deoxycholic acid, a natural substance found in the body, which aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Through a series of small injections, the treatment precisely targets the unwanted fat cells beneath your chin. The deoxycholic acid goes to work, disrupting the fat cell membranes and causing them to break down. Once broken down, the body naturally processes and eliminates the fat cells over time.
What Is Deoxycholic Acid and Why Is It Important?
Since deoxycholic acid’s main function in the body is breaking down and consuming fats, it’s the key component responsible for the targeted elimination of those unwelcome excess fat cells below the chin. The inclusion of this acid is essential in the treatment as it ensures a precise and targeted approach to addressing submental fullness. By harnessing the power of this naturally occurring substance, we can effectively sculpt and redefine your jawline, helping you achieve the desired aesthetic outcomes.
Why Choose This Treatment Above Others?
One of the key advantages of this treatment lies in its targeted approach. Since the whole of the treatment involves injections, a session can be tailored to ensure that only the specific areas of concern of each unique patient are addressed and improved upon. Because the treatment has a primary ingredient that’s already naturally occurring in the body, side effects and substance rejection cannot happen, making the treatment one of the safest and lowest-risk treatments out there.
The use of deoxycholic acid also ensures that the results will match the patient and will look natural rather than fake or embellished. This injectable treatment also offers patients a non-surgical option for eliminating submental fullness without downtimes or invasion. This is good news both for those who aren’t candidates for surgery and for those who are candidates but do not wish to undergo such an invasive procedure.
What Can I Expect My Treatment To Be Like?
This is when we’ll meet for your consultation. We’ll discuss your health history, including any medical conditions or medications you may be taking. We’ll also explore your treatment goals, addressing any concerns or desired outcomes you may have. By actively listening and collaborating, we can develop a treatment plan that meets or even exceeds your expectations. Part of this plan includes determining the number of injections and treatment sessions required for maintaining your post-treatment appearance.
To achieve the best results, we’ll provide you with full preparation guidelines. These will include avoiding certain medications or supplements and following specific instructions before your treatment sessions. By adhering to these guidelines, you’ll optimize the effectiveness of KYBELLA and pave the way for a successful treatment experience.
We’ll start by mapping out the injection areas and once those are marked, we’ll administer a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort during treatment. You can expect the session to take anywhere from fifteen minutes to about an hour. This will depend on the severity of your submental fullness, as that has a direct correlation to how many injections you will need. Most patients can expect between twenty and fifty injections.
The vast majority of our patients report no pain or discomfort during treatment. Many of our clients schedule their appointment during their mid-workday lunch breaks due to the short, non-invasive nature of this treatment.
Thanks to the simplicity of this treatment as well as the fact that it does not require any invasion or stitches, downtime is non-existent. The patients who enjoy scheduling their treatments during their break at work report feeling able to get right back to their normal day immediately after leaving our office. Because the treatment never takes more than an hour for even the most severe cases of submental fullness, there’s no need to take any time off of work.
Like most treatments you undergo that rely on your body’s natural processes to achieve the results you’re looking for, seeing those results takes some time. After a month or so, you’ll be able to see the full extent of your results.
One of our favorite aspects of this treatment is that it offers a permanent solution by nature. When we undergo weight loss, the fat cells in our submental area cannot dissipate, so they merely shrink in size while the amount of fat cells remains the same. With this injectable treatment, once the fat cells in the targeted area are eradicated they cannot return. As long as you maintain your current weight without too much fluctuation, your results will prevail long-term.
Understanding Your Body
Why Does Submental Fullness Occur?
By far the most common cause of submental fullness is excess fat accumulation beneath the chin. This can result from various factors, including genetics, weight gain, and the natural aging process. Even individuals who maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle can experience submental fullness due to these underlying factors in health, bodily functions, and hereditary conditions.
Additionally, factors such as skin laxity and muscle laxity in the neck area can contribute to the appearance of a double chin. Over time, the skin may lose its elasticity, and the muscles may weaken, allowing fat to accumulate and create the appearance of fullness beneath the chin. While understanding the different reasons submental fullness can happen helps us address the issue effectively, the KYBELLA treatment will solve the problem no matter what the underlying cause is.
How Do I Know If This Treatment Is for Me?
Good candidates for this treatment are individuals bothered by their submental fullness. They will have excess fat beneath the chin, which affects their overall facial profile and self-confidence. Suitable candidates are generally in good health, have realistic expectations, and understand that the treatment is not a weight-loss solution but a targeted fat-reduction treatment.
Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as an active infection or bleeding disorder, will not be good candidates. Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should also defer their treatment. During your consultation, we will evaluate your medical history, assess the extent of submental fullness, and discuss your treatment goals to determine the extent of your candidacy.
Get Back Your Confidence With KYBELLA
Unleash your true confidence as the injectable treatment works its magic, revealing a sleeker, more contoured jawline that enhances your overall facial harmony. Bid farewell to self-consciousness and embrace a newfound sense of self-assurance. At our practice, your safety and comfort are our top priorities. We’ll customize each treatment to suit your individual needs, ensuring optimal results. Be sure to give us a call today or stop by our office here at Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO.