Kybella San Francisco CA

Double Chin? Kybella Can Fix That

Do you have extra fat under your chin? When you take photos or look in the mirror, are you annoyed by the extra fat you see below the chin area? Kybella is a revolutionary and relatively new injection used to improve the appearance submental fat, often referred to as “double chin.” A double chin can develop from aging, weight gain, and even genetics. At Aura Skin Spa, we offer consultations with our physicians and medical experts to see if services like Kybella are right for you.

How it works

When Kybella is injected into the submental fat area (fat below the chin) it responds by destroying fat cells. After being treated with Kybella, these fat cells can no longer gather or store fat. Kybella is made of an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid. This acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that works to break down and absorb fat. After the fat is broken down, it is processed using your body’s metabolism.

Depending on your specific situation, the amount of Kybella treatments you require will vary. Aura Skin Spa’s medical experts will help ascertain the number of treatment sessions you need depending on the amount of submental fat you have and your personal goals. Normally, patients need about 3-6 total treatments. Several treatments may be required to help the submental fat break down.

What to expect

If you want to pursue Kybella as a treatment for your double chin, here is what you can expect. The treatment will be done by a board-certified physician or medical professional in the privacy of Aura Skin Spa. Photos will be taken to demonstrate yours before and after look. A prescription pain reliever may be given before the treatment begins along with the application of an anesthetic. Next, Kybella will be administered using injections and will take about 30 minutes or longer to finish. After your treatment, you may develop swelling or redness at the injection area that will last for a few days.

Schedule a consultation

If you are interested in removing excess skin from below your chin, Kybella might be an excellent fit for you. To schedule your consultation with Aura Skin Spa, call our office located in San Francisco, California, at (415) 788-3800.

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How to Get Rid of your ‘selfie chin’

Kybella® San Francisco, CAWhen it comes to managing your online presence, it’s natural to want to put your best face forward. The ‘selfie chin,’ otherwise known as a double chin, seems to take center stage with our vacation and day-to-day selfies alike. Kybella is an FDA approved nonsurgical option to get rid of that extra roll of fat under your chin. The Kybella shot is an alternative to liposuction, which is used to address a double chin.

Kybella works by using deoxycholic acid, a substance that your body naturally produces. It aids in absorbing and destroying fat cells. Kybella treatments vary from patient to patient. For instance, you may need a total of 12-20 injections administered during treatment. Two to three to six sessions over the course of several months may be necessary. The visit itself is quick, and the treatment usually takes only 15 minutes.

You will begin to notice a change after two to four treatments. It is important to understand that Kybella does not tighten the skin. Rather, it melts fat. After your treatments are completed, the results can last several years.

As with any surgical or nonsurgical treatment, be sure you are aware of any potential side effects or risks. The most common side effects a that patients experience with Kybella are numbness, swelling, pain, and bruising. These are a normal part of the healing process and will dissipate over time. In rare cases, the marginal mandibular nerve can be damaged, resulting in an off balance smile. Overtime, the nerve will heal, and you will regain control of your facial expressions.

Studies are underway to determine if Kybella can be used to zap fat cells in other regions of the body. Unfortunately, it can’t get rid of love handles or excess belly fat. At present, it is strictly permitted to be used underneath the chin and neck. Because Kybella is a cosmetic procedure, it is unlikely that insurance will cover it.

If you are looking to enhance your look and get rid of excess chin fat, call Aura Skin Spa today. You can reach our office at (415) 788-3800 to arrange a consultation to determine if Kybella is right for you.



Melt away your double chin

Kybella“Submental fullness” (double chin) is a condition that can affect anyone, regardless of age or weight. But a double chin is most common with weight gain and aging and can also be the result of genetics. There was a time when there wasn’t anything to be done about a double chin, as it’s usually resistant to diet and exercise. So the only option was to have a surgical procedure, such as liposuction, or simply learn to live with it.

You probably don’t want to live with your double chin
Some 70% of people who participated in a recent survey reported concerns with submental fullness. Respondents reported that a double chin and a lack of profile definition made them feel:

  • Older
  • Heavier
  • Less attractive
  • Insecure about their appearance

Patients who received Kybella injections have reported a noticeable boost in their self-confidence.

Then along came Kybella
Kybella is a relatively new, FDA-approved non-surgical treatment specifically designed to eliminate moderate to severe submental fullness. The procedure can be ideal for those seeking a more defined chin and jawline non-surgically. Kybella is a treatment administered via injections of an ingredient called deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally in the body. This acid is able to work safely to literally melt away fat cells under the chin.

The Kybella difference
This process of removing fat from beneath the chin is different than traditional weight loss to remove fat:

  • Traditional weight loss – fat cells shrink and volume is reduced
  • Kybella injections — completely destroy fat cells permanently eliminate submental fullness

How much Kybella is enough Kybella?
The answer to that question is different for every patient. Our doctors will review your unique needs in order to determine how many treatment sessions you will need. This estimation is based on the amount and distribution of each patinet’s submental fat and appearance goals. Most patients typically require three to six sessions of injections, as the fat break down occurs over time.

Get a free consultation
Find out if Kybella is the right choice for treating your double chin. Call for an appointment today: (415) 788-3800.

The double chin is in severe peril, and we couldn’t be happier

KybellaPossibly the most frustrating result of working hard to lose weight and add exercise to your regular routine is the unsightly fat that doesn’t respond to our efforts.

This area of the face can be resistant to looking better

Until recently, the double chin, or excess fat under the chin, has been a problem that can’t be solved without surgery. But the FDA has approved a new product to treat this stubborn area.

Learn about Kybella, a revolutionary new fat treatment

It can improve the appearance of one of the most annoying and formerly difficult to treat areas: the double chin. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body to aid the breakdown and absorption of fat.

Kybella can cause the destruction of fat cells

The fat is eliminated through the body’s natural processes. And once your treatment is complete and the fat cells destroyed, they don’t come back.

Kybella is injectable, non-surgical and virtually pain free

It can improve the appearance of moderate to severe fullness associated with   deposits of fat that form under the chin. This area can be resistant to diet and exercise and can be caused by:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Weight gain

A specialized, effective procedure

Kybella can be used in adult women and men to improve chin appearance and profile by eliminating moderate to severe fat below the chin. It could be the right solution for if:

  • You have fat under your chin
  • You’re not ready to undergo surgery
  • Diet and exercise haven’t helped reduce chin fullness

Kybella breaks down fat over time

You will typically need three to six treatments, depending on your unique fat distribution and outcome goals. Depending on the amount of Kybella used during each treatment, the injection process takes about 30 minutes. An anesthetic may be applied prior to the treatment, or prescription strength pain reliever may be given prior. The treatment area may end up swollen and red, but that usually only lasts a few hours to a few days.

Get your free consultation

Find out if Kybella is the right treatment for you. Call today: (415) 788-3800.