Define Your Profile
The area underneath the chin is a natural place for the body to deposit fat. Many of our clients are not happy with the look of fullness this can cause. Excess fat beneath the chin can be the result of normal weight gain, the aging process, or even your own genetics. Even those who live a healthy lifestyle and are at normal weight can experience a “double chin.”
Kybella® is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical injectable treatment to contour the chin and eliminate excess fat. The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps break down and eliminate unwanted fat cells. Patients who turn to CaTara Medical Spa for Kybella in Chicago can expect to achieve a much more flattering silhouette after a series of 3 to 6 treatment sessions.
Kybella in Chicago
What it Treats
Excess Submental Fat
Female or male
18 or older
Recovery & Downtime
There is no required downtime after Kybella injections. You are free to go back to work or your regular routine after leaving our office, but some mild swelling is expected.
Why Try Kybella in Chicago?
While normal, varying levels of diet and exercise may exacerbate or change the profile under the chin, Kybella ensures that the fat cells underneath the chin are completely destroyed.
Kybella harnesses the power of molecules already naturally found in the body to reduce break down and destroy fat cells, then allow them to be eliminated without pain or harm to the patient.
Using Kybella in Chicago to treat your double chin will save you significant time, money, and pain versus traditional surgical methods.
The Kybella Process
What to Expect
At CaTara Medical Spa, consultations are where we truly get to know you. We’ll listen to all of your concerns, assess the current condition of your skin, and work with you to determine an injection plan that fits your lifestyle and budget. You’ll have our full attention and will be treated as a respected and valued guest at our office.
Get Your Kybella Injections
Your skilled aesthetic injector will administer the appropriate amount of Kybella into the submental area. Throughout the process, we will walk you through each step to ensure you feel comfortable with the treatment and understand what to expect.
We will assess the treated area to ensure the proper placement of the Kybella. We’ll answer any and every question you have about the treatment, and give you instructions on the best ways to maintain your results. Then, we welcome you to schedule any follow-up appointments you need.
- Avoid the use of blood thinning medications and supplements like aspirin, ibuprofen, gingko biloba, garlic oil, flax oil, fish oil, Vitamin A and E, and any other essential fatty acids for a week before and after treatment to minimize the risk of bleeding or bruising. If you are taking these medications under the direction of a physician, you should consult with them before discontinuing use.
- Reschedule your appointment if you develop a cold, flu, infection, blemish, or rash in the area to be treated prior to your appointment.
- If you have a history of Dysphagia or difficulty swallowing, please notify your specialist.
- Apply cold compresses to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes as needed for swelling and redness.
- Avoid strenuous activity for at least 3 days after your injections.
- Do not scratch, pick, or disrupt the area in any way. Do not massage or manipulate the injection site either.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kybella and how does it work?
Kybella utilizes an active ingredient that is naturally produced by the body. This substance breaks down fat and removes it from the body naturally.
When KYBELLA comes into contact with the fat cells underneath the chin, this active ingredient destroys them. Then, over time, the fat is naturally and permanently eliminated from your body. The result is a more contoured, defined profile that enhances your overall appearance.
Do men get Kybella?
We routinely see male patients for Kybella in Chicago to address their various aesthetic concerns. Injectables can be a very quick, effective, and noninvasive way to treat what’s bothering you! If you’re interested in learning more about what treatments may be best for you, feel free to use our Virtual Consultation Tool for instant, personalized feedback.
Can Kybella be used in any other areas?
Currently, Kybella is only FDA-approved to be used to reduce fat under the chin, commonly called a double chin.
How long will the fat be gone after Kybella injections?
Once Kybella treats and destroys the fat cells beneath the chin, this is permanent. Future changes in weight, lifestyle, or hormones may influence the overall increase in fullness in the area as a reflection of total body changes. However, Kybella is designed to totally destroy fat cells in the first place, so they cannot return.
How many Kybella treatments will I need?
Depending on the amount of fat underneath your chin, along with your overall aesthetic goals, the number of treatments may vary. We will discuss this during your initial consultation at CaTara. Most of our patients need between two and four Kybella treatments to reach their final goal.
How long will it take to see my final results from Kybella?
Kybella results are not instant. It takes between three to six months for the injection to destroy the fat cells, and for those fat cells to be naturally eliminated by the body.
What happens during a Kybella treatment?
Kybella is a specific injection that we strategically place over the area of the chin to target submental fat. Kybella injections only require a very tiny needle, and the entire treatment usually only takes about 10 to 20 minutes.
Does Kybella hurt?
At CaTara, we are not only dedicated to helping you achieve your goals; we want you to be comfortable throughout the process! Luckily, most of our patients report very little discomfort from Kybella injections in Chicago. There can be some fullness and tightness for a couple of days following the procedure. Our team will provide you with post-treatment instructions for how to properly care for your skin in the days and weeks that follow to help you feel comfortable and satisfied with your treatment.
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