At Seychelles Med & Laser Spa in The Woodlands, TX, we know that our patients just want to feel confident in their bodies, but that can be hard when there’s stubborn fat in places that are difficult to get rid of. Certain areas of the body, such as the chin and neck area, can be home to unwanted fat storage that is not necessarily the easiest to get rid of through standard diet and exercise. This is why we offer a revolutionary treatment called Kybella, which is an FDA-approved method for getting rid of the dreaded “Double Chin”
Kybella is a type of procedure is called injection lipolysis, which means it breaks down fat through an injection and is used as a permanent solution to improve the appearance of submental fat below the chin, jowls, bra-fat, and other pesky small areas of fat or goodness. The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a molecule that is found naturally in the body and helps break down fat. When injected into the submental fat, Kybella breaks down fat cells and clears those cells through a natural process of your body over time with permanent reduction. This treatment is completely tailored to each individual, as everyone’s needs are different.
What are the benefits of KYBELLA?
Our Kybella patients in The Woodlands have had a huge boost in their self-confidence following their treatment, in addition to the following benefits:
A great alternative to Chin Liposuction or Neck Lift
High patient satisfaction
Offers a smoother and more youthful chin-neck transition
Safe and effective
Uses an acid naturally found in the body
The Best Candidates
Who Is KYBELLA For?
The best candidates for Kybella in The Woodlands are adults over the age of 21 who are medically healthy and not allergic to the active ingredients in the formula of this treatment. This treatment is ideal for those who:
Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Are a non-smoker
Have a moderate amount of unwanted fat beneath the chin
Prefer to use a non-surgical treatment to reduce under-chin fat, especially if they are not qualified or interested in cosmetic
surgeries such as liposuction
Struggle to get rid of unwanted chin fat through traditional means
Maintain realistic expectations and a positive outlook toward the results of the treatment
We can not recommend Kybella for patients who have an infection in the treatment area.
What’s the first step?
Before Kybella treatment, one of our Kybella specialists will go through a thorough consultation with you to make sure you are a candidate and create a tailored treatment for you. Before and after pictures will be taken to track the change in your profile line throughout your treatments.
What to expect?
When you come into our boutique practice for your Kybella treatment, your technician will begin by applying a numbing cream or administering a local anesthetic to your chin treatment area to provide maximum comfort. Then, using a very fine needle, the deoxycholic acid is injected into targeted areas of your submental area (chin), killing fat cells and reducing the appearance of a double chin.
The injection process may take between 15 to 20 minutes.
Ask about our complimentary Zimmer Z Wave session that comes with all Kybella treatments. This helps to destroy the remaining fat cells and break them up easier and quicker so you can release the dead fat cells naturally at a faster pace.
What is the downtime?
Once you are finished with your Kybella session, you should be able to return to your regular activities, although you may be recommended to wear a compression bandage in order to help your swelling during recovery. You can expect to have anywhere from 3-14 days of swelling, and/or numbness, depending on the amount injected, with some clients experiencing minimal bruising at the injection sites. These normal side effects should go away a few days after your treatment but could last a few weeks. While many of our Woodlands patients prefer Kybella to Liposuction because of the shorter recovery time, some of the treatment recipients do decide to stay home until the swelling goes down if they are self-conscious about it.
You can expect to see results in 6 to 8 weeks following the procedure and you will notice a tightening of the skin in the chin area and less of an appearance of a double chin. The effects of Kybella are permanent, however, if you gain a significant amount of weight, you may see some fat come back to that area of your chin.
How Much Does KYBELLA Cost in The Woodlands, TX?
The cost of Kybella in The Woodlands will vary from patient to patient depending on their specific needs. When you come in for your free consultation, our technician will be able to evaluate your needs and our patient coordinator can provide you with a cost breakdown.
Why choose us?
Seychelles Med & Laser Spa is run and operated by Lychelle Jomsky, a Master Injector with Allergan Cosmetic and a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. Our practice was designed and created to provide our patients with a soothing environment inspired by the beauty of the ocean. When you come in for your Kybella treatment you will be able to relax in our soothing, boutique clinic while finding peace of mind and self-confidence from your treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation
When it comes to KYBELLA® “Double Chin” Treatment, don’t trust just anyone. Our team of certified professionals makes it a point to get to know you first so that we can customize each treatment specific to your needs. Schedule a free consultation by calling (832) 813-8086 or through our website!
Although our technicians are very considerate when performing this treatment, some patients have said that they have experienced some discomfort during their session, with some expressing that it was more painful than getting BOTOX or other fillers. Some patients have also felt stinging or burning shortly following their treatment. Once you are finished with your session, your technician will apply ice to the treated area. There is also the option to have numbing cream applied or a local anesthetic used to ease any pain or discomfort.
Most patients need more than one treatment, depending on the amount of submental fat around the area treated and your desired goals. Each treatment will be at least one month apart from the other.
Kybella is unfortunately not an instantaneous procedure, with the average patient beginning to see results after about a month, with the best results revealing themselves around 2 or 3 months.
Yes! Kybella is often combined with BOTOX for a more youthful-looking face or CoolSculpting for a leaner look all around. At Seychelles, we also offer complimentary Zimmer Z Wave sessions when you get Kybella for better results.
Although Lychelle and our other technicians are highly trained and have years of experience, there are some potential risks and side effects associated with Kybella, which are listed below:
Damage to an artery or vein (only if accidentally injected into it)
Hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin)
Necrosis (tissue cell death)
Nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness)
Contact us immediately if you begin to notice any long-term or worrying side effects, or experience any of the following symptoms:
Develop weakness in your facial muscles
Open sores develop or drainage from the treatment area