UNDER CHIN INJECTIONS
AT COMPLEXION MED SPA
Do you have some extra fullness or stubborn fat beneath your chin?
Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. And maybe . . . you have spent much of your life feeling self-conscience about those stubborn fatty cells that you’ve tried so hard to get rid of, no matter how hard you diet and exercise. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as “double chin.”
There is no need to worry, because Complexion Med Spa’s medical professionals are here to make that double chin go away with KYBELLA®, a ground breaking treatment that offers incredible results to regain the facial profile and the confidence you so rightfully are worthy of.
/ CAUSES OF SUBMENTAL FULLNESS
Both men and women may be affected by submental fullness, which can be caused by:
You don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin. And sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the condition may not go away. If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67% of people surveyed said they are bothered by the fat beneath their chin. In fact, the survey results showed that people are just as much bothered by submental fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.
/ IMPROVE YOUR CHIN PROFILE
KYBELLA® may be right for you if:
You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
You don’t want to have surgery
You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away
/ BENEFITS OF KYBELLA®
KYBELLA® USES AN ACID NATURALLY FOUND IN THE BODY
The main active ingredient in KYBELLA® is made of deoxycholic acid, a compound naturally found in the body that breaks down dietary fat. Consequently, it boasts a high success rate in people with mild to moderate fat below the chin.
A SAFE AND GENTLE WAY TO ELIMINATE THE CHIN FAT
As with any FDA-approved drug, KYBELLA® has been studied extensively before it was released in the US market. In the hands of a qualified injector, KYBELLA® is a notably safe treatment that only destroys the fat cells without injuring the skin and other tissue.
A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO CHIN LIPOSUCTION
In the past, the only way to remove the excess submental fat was to undergo chin liposuction. This surgery typically involves a small incision placed beneath the chin, although some patients may also need another incision behind each ear. However, surgery requires anesthesia, recovery, and more risks, which may put off some people. Hence, the arrival of KYBELLA® has been well received by doctors and patients alike because it gives them a new option to eliminate the double chin appearance without having to undergo the knife. KYBELLA® is also a possible alternative treatment if you’re not eligible for chin liposuction surgery.
PROVIDES HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION
According to studies, most patients can expect visible results after receiving a series of treatments.
KYBELLA® destroys the fat cells, which the body gradually flushes out through its excretory and lymphatic system. Once the body has flushed out the dead fat cells, it will not produce new ones. Hence, you can expect your results to last a lifetime.
SMOOTHER AND MORE YOUTHFUL CHIN-NECK TRANSITION
KYBELLA® works best for patients with good skin elasticity or shrinkage because it can re-drape well to the new contour once the body has flushed out all the dead fat cells. And with reduced submental fat, you can expect a smoother chin-neck transition, which is one of the hallmarks of a youthful face.
/ WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BEFORE MY TREATMENT?
Before receiving KYBELLA®, be sure provide one of our medical professionals at Complexion Med Spa, information about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin
Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
Have had or have trouble swallowing
Have bleeding problems
Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby)
Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk)
Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners
/ SEE RESULTS FROM A TEAM YOU CAN TRUST
At Complexion Med Spa, our goal is to provide each patient with exceptional, natural-looking results through the use of advanced technology and techniques through certified training and experience. In addition, our certified Kybella® Medical professionals perform all of the treatments at our state-of-the-art facility in West Bloomfield, MI and have extensive backgrounds working with the latest Kybella® treatment technology.
WHAT IS KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” The injection can significantly improve chin contouring and smoothness without invasive surgery or downtime.
HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile
HOW IS KYBELLA® ADMINISTERED?
Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
IS KYBELLA® FDA APPROVED?
Yes. KYBELLA® has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the reduction of submental fat and is a great way to rejuvenate the appearance of your face, giving it a leaner, more youthful look.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
One of our medical professionals will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 KYBELLA® treatments.
HOW FREQUENT ARE THE TREATMENTS?
KYBELLA® is administered in a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart. There are many factors such as age, physiology, anatomy, and your goals that will help determine which treatment plan is best for you.
IS THERE ANY DOWN TIME?
There can be some bruising and swelling following KYBELLA® treatments, similar to other injectables, which can last up to a week. Patients are advised to wait a few days before returning to the gym. Performing any strenuous activity can prolong swelling and increase bruising. You may experience some swelling and some tenderness for a few days because the body is cleaning up all cellular debris and creating a bit of contraction in the skin. But because it’s not an invasive procedure, the recovery promises to be faster than recovery from liposuction. The swelling at the injection site may last 4-7 days.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
KYBELLA® may cause serious side effects, including injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site or trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (range of 1 to 298 days), and trouble swallowing resolved on its own in a median of 3 days (range of 1 to 81 days).
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area or for medical advice about side effects.
HOW LONG WILL RESULTS LAST?
When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired look, further treatments are not expected as the fat cells have been completely destroyed and your new chin profile will last forever.
HOW CAN I SAVE ON TREATMENTS?
Join our loyalty program, Allē, to save on future KYBELLA® treatments. Earn points on Allergan Aesthetics™ products and a variety of other in-office treatments. Then, redeem rewards on your favorite Allergan Aesthetics™ brands. Either use them as you go, or store points in your Wallet for big savings later. 100 Points = $10 toward qualifying treatments.
IS KYBELLA® RIGHT FOR ME?
Only you and your doctor can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by fullness under your chin and wish to avoid surgery, ask your doctor about KYBELLA®.
It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Kybella® Chin Injection treatments, we are inviting you to schedule a free consultation with us. Call 248.737.6912 or stop by our facility. We look forward to servicing you and remember, it’s all about your Complexion!