Tracey Hotta RN, BScN, CPSN, CANS, has been a nursing professional since 1984 and is a certified plastic surgery nurse. Tracey has spent the past 25 years in plastic surgery and we are truly happy to be able to offer her services to our clients! She will be providing clients with KYBELLA injections to treat submental fullness!
About submental fullness…
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.1
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):2
- 67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin
- People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes
So what is KYBELLA?
KYBELLA (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and minimizes the appearance of what is commonly known as “double chin”. This treatment works by destroying fat cells. KYBELLA is a great alternative for those not wanting liposuction or surgery to treat double-chin.
It’s is a non-animal, non-human, synthetic chemical substance that can be found in smaller quantities in the human body. It’s a lecithin chemical that disrupt the cell membrane of fat cells, releasing their contents and break them down safely and effectively resulting in a more contoured look to this area. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
What does it do?
KYBELLA is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat).
Submental fullness, or “double chin”, is a common but often untreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a wide range of adults, including men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is most often not reduced by diet and exercise alone.
If you’re bothered by a “double-chin”, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness. People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.
How is the treatment done?
Kybella is administered as an injection into the fat tissue under the chin. Patients may receive up to 50 injections in a single treatment, with up to six single treatments administered no less than one month apart.
What happens to the double chin fat?
When KYBELLA is injected it disrupt the cell membrane of the fat cells that cause the double chin. When the cell membrane of the fat cell is disrupted, the contents of the fat cell, the glycerol and free fatty acids are leaked into the surrounding areas. The contents that are leaked are harmless to the body. The contents of the fat cell that are released are taken back to the liver for natural processing or through the kidney for elimination.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your HCP will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.
What is the downtime of KYBELLA®?
Most patients who receive this treatment can return immediately to normal activities.
What are the results?
Patients can expect to get a visible and noticeable reduction in their double chin. With enough injections many patients achieve almost complete improvement of the double chin.
The safety and effectiveness of KYBELLA® for treatment was developed in two clinical trials which enrolled 1,600 adult participants with moderate or severe submental fat. Participants were randomly assigned to receive Kybella or a placebo for up to six treatments. The results showed that reductions in submental fat were observed more frequently in participants who received Kybella versus placebo.
After being treated with KYBELLA®, patients reported improvement in self-perception, including feeling happier and younger based on their chin profile, as well as feeling less embarrassed, less self-conscious, less overweight and less bothered by submental fullness
How long will the results last?
When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.
Contact us to schedule your appointment with Tracey Hotta and ask for KYBELLA®! (705) 531-1500