Kybella® San Francisco, CA

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.



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.