Now seeing patients in Wayne and the surrounding Main Line area and Center City Philadelphia
Kybella ® is the only FDA-approved injectable medication for taking away submental fat that causes the appearance of a double chin. Kybella® in Philadelphia effectively destroys stubborn fat cells under the chin, improving the facial profile and jawline definition.
When regular exercise and a good diet are ineffective in reducing submental fat, Kybella® is an excellent option to address this issue. It is an effective the perfect minimally invasive alternative to invasive surgical procedures and unlike other injectable procedures permanent results.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® is a non-surgical procedure that targets and dissolves fat deposits under the chin. It is made of deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. Kybella® kills dissolves fat cells, which are then metabolized by the body over a period of weeks. This results in volume reduction and contouring of the area below the chin and upper neck.
“I LOVE the results and I feel like a new person”
I can’t say better things about Dr. Ho. I have gone to her for several treatments including Kybella, tear drop fillers, and Botox. Not only is she extremely skilled, but she makes you feel very comfortable. I sing for a living so kybella was something I really wanted to improve my neck area. I LOVE the results and I feel like a new person. I HIGHLY recommend her for enhancing anything you’d like!Laura Cheadle
Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella®?
Kybella® treatments are well tolerated by most people. Ideal candidates for Kybella® are those who are 18 years or older, demonstrate superficial focal fat accumulation below the skin in the area under the chin as well as good skin elasticity, possess realistic expectations, and do not have any active skin infections in the submental region. Compared to the surgical treatment option of submental liposuction, Kybella® injections involve much less downtime and are less invasive.
Your Initial Consultation
The first step in the Kybella® treatment process is a consultation with Dr. Tina Ho. She will assess your medical history and perform an evaluation to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for Kybella® injections. Please inform Dr. Ho about any medications you are currently taking, since anti-platelet and anticoagulant medications can lead to complications.
The Kybella® Treatment Session
Each procedure is relatively quick and takes about a few minutes. The treatment sites will be carefully cleaned and marked out, and then Kybella® injections will be delivered to the marked sites. Each Kybella® injection has 10 mg of deoxycholic acid. The number of injections and dose of product required will depend on the amount of fat under the chin and the profile you would like to achieve.
Keep in mind that you will need multiple treatment sessions to adequately reduce the fat under the chin. Sessions must be spaced at least a month apart and a minimum of 3-6 sessions may be required. The number of sessions needed will be decided during your initial consultation and varies from patient to patient.
There is minimal downtime required after each Kybella® session. Dr. Ho typically recommends for patients to avoid strenuous activity and exercise for 24 hours following treatment. Minor side effects like swelling and bruising may be present at the injection sites, but these are temporary and will go away within a few weeks. Some patients do experience bullfrog-like swelling immediately after the procedure that will subside as the treatment takes effect. Swelling and bruising can be controlled with icing of the treatment area for 48 hours after the procedure.
Results are noticeable within 4 to 6 weeks following your treatment. You will start to see full results over a three to sixth month period. Since the results are permanent, there is no need for any maintenance visits later.
How Much Does Kybella® Cost?
The price of each patient’s Kybella treatment is based on several factors. Generally, the number of injections needed and the number of sessions required both affect the overall cost. Kybella® procedures on average start at $1000 per treatment.
“Dr. Ho is amazing !!!!”
Dr. Ho is amazing !!!! She is so kind and knowledgeable!!!!! She is so patient and explains everything and makes you feel so comfortable!!!!Morgan M.
What are alternative treatment options to Kybella®?
Depending on the individual patient’s facial anatomy and treatment goals, a patient interested in Kybella® may also be a candidate for submental liposuction (chin liposuction). Although Kybella® injections are much less invasive and involve much less downtime, chin liposuction surgery is considered as more of a “one and done” procedure and most definitively and predictably removes the focal fat. This surgery also promotes skin contraction that enhances the ultimate treatment outcome; Kybella®, on the other hand, has no impact on the skin. If a patient has moderate to significant neck skin laxity, then they would most benefit from neck lift surgery.
What are other procedures that are routinely performed with Kybella® injections?
It is common for other injectable procedures to be performed at the same time as Kybella®, depending on the patient’s facial anatomy and rejuvenation goals. They include but are not limited to the following: filler treatment for cheek augmentation and tear trough deformity, temple filler injection, chin augmentation, lip, and perioral rejuvenation, and Botox to the upper face and masseters. When performing jawline contouring, Dr. Ho takes into account the anatomy and treatment of the midface region (cheeks and eye areas) to create rejuvenated faces that are aesthetically beautiful and balanced. Dr. Ho is experienced in a wide range of facial contouring and jawline contouring procedures and will thoroughly evaluate each Kybella® candidate and discuss with them whether they would benefit from additional procedures at the time of their procedure.
Find Out More
To learn more about Kybella in Philadelphia and Wayne and how it can contour away your double chin, contact the office of Dr. Tina Ho. Schedule your informative consultation today.