One of the most common problems men and women notice with their appearance is the development of a double chin. Over time, this prominent layer of puffy tissue, below the jawline, can make the face look older and take away from the other, beautiful features. Also referred to as submental fat, the double chin can be the result of weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and the normal aging process. Genetics can also play a large role in the development of a double chin. In those cases, exercise and diet often do little to improve the area.

Until recently, the only successful way to improve the fullness of a double chin has been through liposuction. However, not everyone is ready to undergo a semi-invasive procedure. Luckily, a new alternative to liposuction is available at Alchemy 43: KYBELLA®.

KYBELLA® is an innovative, nonsurgical way to eliminate the double chin, dramatically improving the appearance, in a few quick treatments. As the first and only injectable approved to eliminate submental fullness, the results from KYBELLA® are amazing. KYBELLA® is made from Deoxycholic Acid, a chemical naturally produced by the body, used to help absorb fats.  When injected directly into the tissue under the chin, KYBELLA® destroys the walls of fat cells. As this tissue slowly dissolves, and is safely metabolized by the body, and the tissue under the chin bounces back to its sculpted appearance. The KYBELLA® treatment can permanently restore a youthful, contoured chin.  

The Ideal KYBELLA® Candidate:
Both men and women, unhappy with the look of excess submental fat, can get results from KYBELLA® . The ideal candidate for KYBELLA® will be over 18, in good health, have a clear understanding of the treatment, and hold realistic expectation for their final results. KYBELLA® is safe for clients of all skin types and ethnicities.

Clients with an active infection, are pregnant, or have a bleeding disorder may be asked to postpone their KYBELLA® treatment. Clients with scarring or stretched, excess skin under their chin may not be right for KYBELLA®.

The KYBELLA Consultation:
Before beginning a KYBELLA® treatment, your Alchemy 43 consultation will determine if KYBELLA® is an appropriate treatment option for you. At this time, a brief physical examination of the facial anatomy will be performed.  The KYBELLA® treatment will be explained in full; and the benefits and limitations will be reviewed. If KYBELLA® is determined to be the right treatment for restoring smooth facial contours, a personalized treatment plan will be designed. At this time the number of KYBELLA® treatment sessions required, and the exact cost, will be determined.

The KYBELLA® Procedure at Alchemy 43:
The KYBELLA® treatment is performed in one of the Alchemy 43 treatment rooms. During the consultation appointment, the target treatment area will be determined, as well as the number of sessions required for optimal results. Then, once the client is comfortable, a series of tiny injections will be applied underneath the chin.  The procedure may include up to 50 injections, depending on the degree of submental fatty tissue.

Each KYBELLA® session at Alchemy 43 takes less than 30 minutes to perform. Patients generally report mild pinching and pressure during the injections, although an anesthetic may be added for improved patient comfort. A series of two to six KYBELLA® sessions will be required for optimum results. These will be spaced about four weeks apart.

Results from KYBELLA®:
The benefits of KYBELLA® can be seen in as few as one to two treatments; but for maximum benefit, up to six treatments may be recommended. Once the fat cells have begun to dissolve, the chin will slowly become smoother and more sculpted. As the injectable permanently destroys the fat cells in the treatment area, the results from KYBELLA® are long lasting. Clients can enjoy the benefits without any further maintenance treatments.

Potential Complications from KYBELLA®:
KYBELLA® has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective treatment for submental fat.  As the procedure is only mildly invasive, complications are rare.  If side effects do occur, these may include redness, mild swelling, temporary numbness, difficulty swallowing, and excessive bleeding.  These issues will normally resolve over the next five to seven days.


What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is an FDA approved injectable, designed to eliminate submental fat, also known as the double chin.

How does KYBELLA® work?
KYBELLA® works by dissolving targeted fat cells. Composed of Deoxycholic Acid, a molecult that occurs naturally in the body, KYBELLA® breaks down the fat, which is then safely absorbed by the body.

Why consider KYBELLA® at Alchemy 43?
The Alchemy 43 injectors have all been trained on the science and technique behind KYBELLA®. Cosmetic injectables are all we do, so all of our injectors are rigorously trained and highly specialized.

What areas can be treated with KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is approved to treat the excess submental fat below the chin.

Who is the ideal candidate for a treatment with KYBELLA®?
The ideal candidate for KYBELLA® at Skin by Lovely will be over 18, in good health, and who holds reasonable expectations for their final results.

Where will my KYBELLA® treatment be performed?
All KYBELLA® treatments are performed in one of Alchemy 43’s luxe treatment rooms.

Are KYBELLA® injections painful?
KYBELLA® is not considered a painful procedure. However, topical or local anesthetics are often recommended to maximize patient comfort.

How is a KYBELLA® procedure performed?
Once the treatment area and extent of correction has been determined, a series of up to 50 small injections will be administered. The average client receives 20-30 injections per treatment.

How long is a KYBELLA® treatment?
An initial KYBELLA® treatment at Alchemy 43 will take less than half an hour, follow up treatments will take roughly fifteen minutes.

What can I expect from the recovery period, after KYBELLA® injections?
As soon as a KYBELLA® procedure is complete, clients can go back to work, school, and their daily routine. They may see minor swelling, redness, or bruising in the chin area but this will dissipate over the first week.

When can I expect to see results from my KYBELLA® injections?
KYBELLA®’s results are not immediate. However, most clients note improvement in their submental fat after just one to two treatments. Depending on desired outcome and the customized treatment plan, clients may wish to receive up to six treatments for maximum benefit.

When can I return to work, after my KYBELLA® injections?
Clients can return to work immediately after receiving KYBELLA® injections.

How long will the results from KYBELLA® last?
Fat cells that are destroyed do not reform, making the beautiful results from KYBELLA® permanent.

What are the possible risks from KYBELLA®?
While KYBELLA® is considered safe and effective in the treatment of submental fat, there is always the small chance for excess bleeding, difficulty swallowing, and temporary numbness to occur. Choosing a trained KYBELLA® provider, specialized in facial injectable procedures is the best way to avoid these complications.

Who should NOT receive KYBELLA®?
While KYBELLA® is beneficial for almost everyone, those who are pregnant, have an active infection, or bleeding disorder should not receive the injections. Clients with excess, loose skin or scar tissue below their chin may not be suitable for KYBELLA®.

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