chin correction without surgery
Kybella is the only FDA approved non-surgical treatment for heaviness under the chin, or “double chin”. Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When Kybella is injected, it destroys fat cells so they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Further treatment once you reach your desired goal is not expected.
Kybella is not right for every patient, so Dr. Harris at Prescott Medical Aesthetics will assess the chin and decide whether Kybella or another treatment is indicated. The treatment itself will take 15 to 20 minutes, and patients should expect burning afterwards. Swelling and fullness is expected in the days following treatment, so it should not be done right before a social event.
Most patients require between 2-6 treatments before the full correction can be achieved.
For patients with double chin and excess loose skin, Dr. Harris offers the Nova Thread Lift that can help lift excess skin and build collagen. Visit Prescott Medical Aesthetics for a full assessment and treatment plan built just for you!
A Typical Appointment
Patients must be healthy, with no history of autoimmune disorders for this treatment. Topical numbing cream will be applied to the area before treatment to optimize comfort. 1-3 vials of Sculptra will be injected per treatment depending on the area and volume loss that the patient is experiencing. Patients will typically see results immediately, but that will not last more than 3-4 days. Then over the next 4 weeks, collagen will start to grow and results will become more apparent. This treatment works subtly and gradually over time but provides beautiful, natural looking results! Retreatment is expected after 4-6 weeks depending on the patient.
Aftercare is extremely important for this treatment, patients will need to massage the area treated 5 times a day for 5 days after the injections. If you do not massage, the treatment will look unnatural.