What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable prescription product used to treat submental chin fat, also known as a double chin. Kybella is deoxycholic acid, the same type of substance that is used to break down ingested fats in the human body. Once Kybella is injected, it causes the breakdown and destruction of the fat cells under the chin. Once this process is completed the results are permanent.
Double Chin Causes:
- Genetics, it may be part of your genetic makeup
- Aging causes the areas of fat in and around the face and neck to redistribute and pocket in areas that were not noticeable in youth.
- Weight gain
What Can I Expect During and After Treatment?
Kybella is a short, non-surgical procedure that is generally completed within a 15-30 minute appointment time-frame. The skin is numbed with a topical anesthetic agent and then the product is injected in the skin just under the chin.
Ice is typically used for the injections to further provide comfort before, during and immediately after treatment. We recommend applying ice to the area intermittently throughout the day after treatment. Most patients report some degree of swelling. Significant swelling is usually reported to last approximately 24-48 hours. The skin can feel firm for a few days and patients can experience some slight burning with the distribution of the medication in the treatment area lasting for a few minutes to a few hours. Temporary numbness in the treatment area has been reported. All reported side effects completely resolve and after a few short weeks there is an improvement in the amount of visible fat under the chin.
Most people will require more than one treatment depending on the amount of initial fat in the treatment area, the amount of product used during treatment and individual response. Most people will require 2-3 treatments for their best result, but results can show as soon as 6-8 weeks after the initial treatment. Treatment sessions are at least 4 weeks apart.
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