Why Come to Aesthetic Laser Care for Your Kybella Treatment?

Dr. Lafkas and his staff were one of the first to offer Kybella in Southern California and are one of the busiest Kybella practices in Southern California. We are seeing great results with high patient satisfaction rates and no complications.

If you're bothered by mild to moderate submental fullness, sometimes referred to as the "double chin," Kybella may be perfect for you. It is the first FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness.

We also offer CoolSculpting for moderate to severe submental fullness. In general, if the submental fat pinch is around 3/4 of an inch or greater and can be vacuum sucked into the CoolSculpting applicator, we will likely recommend CoolSculpting instead of Kybella as it's generally cheaper with little to no downtime.

Kybella underwent over 4 years of rigorous human clinical trials on over 1600 patients. Kybella's safety profile proved exceptional with no permanent adverse advents.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for reducing submental fat (aka the double chin).

How Does it Work and who is the ideal candidate?

Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella (and a naturally-occurring molecule), aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat cells. Once killed, these cells are naturally processed by the body and the appearance of the double chin/sub-mental fullness is improved. The ideal candidate has good skin quality with palpable chin fat and a roll/fold when they look down at their feet. Kybella is not a skin tightening treatment. Therefore, it does not work well for loose, thin, and sun damaged skin. See our Ultherapy page for more information on neck skin tightening.

How Long do the Treatments take, How Many Treatments are Needed?

Depending on the amount of fat being treated, you may require 2 to 5 treatments. Treatments take 5 to 10 minutes and are spaced 1 to 2 months apart. The fat reduction is felt to be long lasting and so are the results.

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What Should I Expect During and After each Treatment?

A small needle is used to inject the Kybella solution. These injections will cause temporary discomfort. Moderate swelling, mild redness, bruising, numbness, tissue firmness, and mild pain/tenderness can be expected for 3 to 14 days after each treatment. This is due to the destruction of the fat cells and the body's natural tissue injury repair process. Less common side effects are temporary problems swallowing and a temporary uneven smile due to nerve irritation which usually lasts several weeks or months. In general, treatments are well tolerated and become easier with subsequent treatment. The first treatment is usually the worst.

What do Treatments Cost?

Expect a total of 2 to 4 treatments using 1 to 2 vials per treatment depending on the amount of submental fat/fullness. Each treatment will run between $600 and $1000 depending on the size of the area being treated.

Call 562.596.3300 or Email us today for more questions on Kybella.