Introduction to Kybella

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, some fat is just stubborn, and it’s usually in the places where it’s the hardest to hide – like in the face & neck. Many people suffer from what is known as the insufferable “double chin”, and don’t know how to lose it. At Elite Medicine, we believe the Kybella double chin treatment for our Cincinnati patients is the answer. To learn more about this procedure, please keep reading below.

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What Is Kybella?

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment created to eliminate the double chin appearance, which is caused by excess submental fat. This treatment allows patients to achieve a slimmer chin profile without having to undergo liposuction or extensive surgery.

Your body naturally produces a bile acid called Deoxycholic acid to help absorb fat. Kybella injections use a synthetic form of this bile for the injection, with the acid destroying fat cells beneath the chin area so it can’t store fat anymore.

What are the benefits of Kybella?

Besides giving our Kybella Cincinnati patients more self-confidence, here are just some of the benefits that the treatment can offer:

The benefits of using hyaluronic acid fillers include:

  • A great alternative to chin liposuction
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Permanent results
  • Safe and gentle
  • Smoother and more youthful chin-to-neck transition
  • Uses an acid naturally found in the body
  • Non Surgical Double Chin Removal

The best candidates for Kybella Double Chin Treatment in the Cincinnati area should be over the age of 21, be medically healthy, and not be allergic to the active ingredients in the formula of this treatment. Additionally, a potential candidate should:

  • Have a moderate amount of unwanted fat beneath the chin – specifically if they have struggled to get rid of this fat through traditional means
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Prefer to use a non-surgical treatment

Most importantly, you should be aware of the time commitment required for this treatment. Most cases may require six treatments over six months to achieve the desired effect.

Who are the Best Candidates for Kybella?

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting Kybella Double Chin Treatment in Cincinnati is to contact us and schedule your consultation. When you come in, you will be able to meet with Dr. Shelli Ridge and ask any questions you have about the treatment, she will examine your chin and come up with a plan that will work best for you. Once she collects all the information she needs, a treatment plan will be made for you and if you agree with the plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your treatment.

What to Expect on the Day of Kybella

Before your procedure begins, Dr. Ridge will mark the injection sites with a marker and administer a topical numbing agent or ice pack to ease any pain or discomfort. Then, she will make multiple injections under your chin, usually 20 to 30, but could be up to 50. The acid in the injections then gradually kills the fat cells, which are metabolized by the body over the following weeks.

Kybella Recovery

The average recovery time for Kybella can take between 48 hours to two weeks, depending on the patient. We highly recommend that you schedule your treatment before the weekend so that you can have at least 2 days of recovery time. Many patients have some swelling and bruising following their Kybella double chin treatment, which should disappear after a few days, but there could be some minor swelling for up to 2 weeks. You may also have a “jelly”-like feeling or extra firmness for a few weeks.

To minimize swelling, we recommend you avoid consuming salt or alcohol for a few days before and after the treatment. You should also stay well-hydrated and ice the area intermittently for a few hours after your procedure.

How Much Does Kybella Cost in Cincinnati?

The cost of Kybella double chin in Cincinnati will vary on several factors, the major one being how many treatments you will need. After having your consultation with Dr. Ridge, you will be provided with a clear treatment plan and appropriate cost for your procedure.

Why Choose Us?

Our boutique Medical spa in Cincinnati is run by Dr. Shelli Ridge, a certified member of the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Her philosophy for wellness is to nourish the mind, body, and soul, so she believes that if you look good, you feel good. Under her guidance, our staff shares the same mentality and desire to get you looking and feeling your best.

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When you feel that it’s time to get rid of any stubborn chin fat, you should contact our office and schedule your consultation. We are waiting to hear from you and help you feel great again!

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