It is often difficult to get rid of fat around the jowls, which is an area along the jaw line. Diet and exercise alone may not be enough to achieve the patient’s goals in this area.
The fat accumulation in jowls occurs due to various reasons such as genetics, age, and weight, which can make a person appear older.
As the body ages, the facial tissue starts to sag and can develop fatty deposits along the jaw and on the sides of the chin. The skin sags downwards on the face making it appear fuller. The traditional way to eliminate fat on the jaw and face is through surgery, usually a liposuction or a facelift.
But now jowl fat removal is possible with FDA-approved Kybella injectable treatment. Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Kybella injections to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other towns and suburbs in this region of the state.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable procedure that eliminates fat cells under the chin and around the jowls. The treatment can be designed to achieve a reduction of fatty deposits in the jowl area.
Kybella comprises the deoxycholic acid. This is a natural substance that disintegrates fat cells and shrinks fat deposits. The human body uses this same substance to dissolve dietary fat.
How does Kybella Enhance the Jowls?
Kybella injectable med spa treatment works around the jowls in the same way as it does in the submental area. The procedure involves a series of injectable treatments within set 4 to 6 weeks apart. The treatment provider will usually recommend two to three injections for a desirable reduction. The jowl region is smaller than the submental region. Therefore, this area will need fewer injections.
The patient will experience significant inflammation after receiving the injection for the initial week because of the inflammatory process involved in the disintegration of fat cells by the solution.
Kybella slims down the jawline and may also reduce the appearance of a double chin. The procedure involves minimal downtime, no sagging skin and an improvement in the firmness of the skin. Kybella is an excellent med spa technique to sharpen the jawline and take fat (and years!) off the patient’s face.
With just a few injections, most patients can notice a visibly younger and sharper appearing jaw and face. A majority of the patients experience some inflammation in the initial week after receiving their injection with a slight risk of other side effects.
How does Kybella work?
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid which the body naturally produces to enable fat absorption. Kybella injections involve using a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid as an injection. After the provider injects it in the jowls, the acid destructs the fat cells underneath the chin area so that it is unable to store any more fat.
The patient should ensure that a trained professional injects Kybella as the deoxycholic acid can destroy other healthy cells as well. Prior to the procedure, the provider will mark the injection sites using a marker and administer a topical numbing cream or ice pack to ensure that the patient is comfortable. Typically, 20 to 30 (maximum up to 50) injections are used beneath the chin.
The dedicated Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Kybella injections.
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