What is Kybella™?
Kybella injections destroy fat under chin
If you have a double chin, Old Town MedSpa located in Chicago with two locations: Old Town and Lincoln Park is one of the top rated medical spas that offer a non-invasive solution to destroy fat under the chin by offering KybellaTM, an injectable solution to dissolve fat in a “double chin” performed by top Chicago physicians Dr.N.Gharbi and Dr.S.Gharbi.
How Does Kybella™ Work?
Our medical provider will inject (up to 50 injections) KybellaTM into the fat directly under your chin. Most patients will require 2-4 sessions, depending on the size of the area and amount of fat. The treatment will be repeated every 4-8 weeks until desired results are achieved.
KybellaTM, approved by the FDA, is injected directly into the chin to destroy fat cells. Kybella will contour the shape of your lower face by eliminating fat and resulting in a more defined chin and jawline. The severity of submental fullness varies from absent to extreme in both men and women. Depending on the severity, the right candidate may need 2 to 6 treatments. Kybella’s main active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, destroys fat. Deoxycholic acid is a similar synthetic version of a molecule that your body produces naturally to break down fat. When injected, fat membranes are destroyed and the remaining is absorbed back into the body.
Patients with apparent platysmal bands may not receive optimal results and post-treatment may need BOTOX® Cosmetic to treat skin laxity in the neck.
What are the Risks and Side Effects?
Side effects include bruising, induration, redness and numbness that can last for up to 4 weeks.
An uncommon side effect is trouble swallowing and temporary damage to the marginal mandibular nerve, causing an asymmetric smile that will resolve in days or weeks.
What is the Cost of Kybella™?
Cost depends on the number of treatments recommended per patient. We recommend to visit us for a free consultation with Dr.Gharbi To learn more about KybellaTM.
You can call us to make an appointment or you can book your appointment online.
Q: How do I know if Kybella® is right for me?
A: You will need to schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our Doctors in any of our locations. Only the doctor can decide on the most appropriate treatment plan. If Kybella® isn’t the right solution for you, the great news is we also offer other non-surgical treatment options to help reduce fat to the chin area including: Exillia Elite and Ulthera ( in the skin tightening tap in out services).
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Our Physicians will customize your Kybella® treatment to provide optimum results. This will include how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be required.
Q: How long do results last?
A: 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.
Did you know….
Old Town MedSpa with the multiple locations offers the best and the lost convenient cosmetic nonsurgical solutions in Chicago.
If you have a double chin and you want to improve it, speak to our staff today. We can help you understand your options.
What Should I Tell my Doctor before Treatment?
Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin
- Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
- Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
- Have had or have trouble swallowing
- Have bleeding problems
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA®will harm your unborn baby)
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®)
- Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners