Kybella has arrived in Australia and from this week, Graceful Healing will be offering the procedure. Graceful Healing is one of the first small group of Australian doctors to be trained in this treatment. It is a doctor-only treatment and is not for use by nurses. Keen to see results first? Then click here and be amazed!
It has a different brand name in Australia, but we are not able to write this online. Kybella is an injection that dissolves fat. The Australian product is approved for the removal of under the chin and jaw line chin fat.
It is an effective, permanent, safe and gradual non-surgical injectable treatment to reshape the jawline. Kybella can be used to sculpt the neck and create a chiseled jawline, creating a youthful profile. Doctors can now contour and lift the neck the way that we have been contouring and lifting the cheeks!
Some people hate their double chins, are unhappy with their jawlines – it can make them feel they look fat, that people think they’ve gained weight, and they hate how they look on profile when they catch a glimpse of their side view. They also hate photos and even avoid them.
Kybella is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of chin fullness. The treatment is tailored to suit each patients’s anatomy and circumstances, and the satisfaction rate is very high, with 75% of Kybella patients reporting satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin after treatment.
Studies have shown, that after Kybella treatments, patients report an improvement in self perception. Based on their improved chin profile, patients reported feeling happier and younger, less embarassed, less bothered and less self conscious.
Kybella will also be very popular with those patients who are concerned with looking natural, as it doesn’t affect facial expression or features.
What causes a double chin?
There are many factors which include:
Did you know….
*In Australia 59% of women said that they are concerned about a double chin. This figure is more than the number of those who are bothered by their forehead lines!
*41% of men are concerned about their chin profile.
*Of those who are concerned about their chin profile, the majority are aged 31-60 years old.
Are you trying to hide your double chin?
Perhaps you are wearing scarves or big jewellery or using your makeup differently? Have you grown a bread? Do you lift your head to avoid unflattering poses for photos? A bit tiring isn’t it when you would rather not have to!
What are the most common concerns about having treatments?
Patients worry about safety and cost. They fear invasive treatment. Also some just see it as non-urgent or a low priority, so they postpone the treatment. Importantly, one of the main reasons holding people is that they are unaware that there are treatments available for double chins.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella contains deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid (DCA) also occurs naturally in the body and aids the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
Kybella breaks down fat cells when injected into the neck fat below the chin. The body then absorbs the fat.
How many treatments are required?
Patients will typically require up to 3-6, with a minimum of 4 weeks between treatments. Kybella treatment is NOT A ONE OFF treatment. Kybella treatment is a marathon, not a sprint. The majority of patients will see an improvement after 2-4 treatments
Is it permanent?
Yes, according to the long term study data, which is up to 5 years. The product has been over 9 years in clinical study. There have been more than 20 clinical studies conducted worldwide.
What are the side effects?
Pain, bruising swelling, redness and numbness are common. Some patients experience bleeding, areas of firmness and itching and altered sensation. Rare side effects include nodules and transient nerve injury of a facial nerve which causes smile asymmetry. In long term follow up no adverse effects on skin laxity were noted.
How is the treatment performed?
You will first have a consultation where your face and neck will be evaluated and a history taken to make sure that you are suitable for the treatment. The are is then cleaned and the are mapped out so you will know the number of vials needed and therefore cost of the procedure. After the treatment you can hold ice afterwards for 10 minutes. Panadol is suitable for pain relief. Anti inflammatories and steroids should be avoided, as the inflammatory response may be an important part of treatment success.
The average dose is 4-6mls (ie 2-3 vials) per treatment. The average number of treatments is 2-4 treatments
The patient is typically in the office for 30 minutes, with the injections taking 5 minutes.
What to do after treatment?
Do not massage for 72 hours. Panadol may be taken if there is pain. Patients must be aware that results may not be visible for up to 6 weeks, and may not be visible until after the second or third treatment. Also skin continues to tighten after treatment even after swelling subsides.
An appointment should be made for 4-6 weeks after the treatment for review and follow up treatment.
Cost of Treatment
*2 vials cost $1200 – the first treatment
*Package of 2 vials, 2 treatments $2400 – for the average person to achieve maximum results
*3 vials cost $1800 – if you need a small touch up
* Subsequent treatments if required – 2 vials at a time – $1000