What is Kybella?
When you look in the mirror, are you bothered by the look of extra fullness beneath your chin? This is known as submental fullness, and while some people can acquire it over time due to weight gain or aging, some people are simply born with it due to genetics. Kybella is an effective, non-surgical injectable treatment option to eliminate submental fullness for an improved profile. This FDA-approved injectable treatment is the most effective way to permanently get rid of a double chin.
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid is a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When this synthetic form is injected into submental fat, it can break down the fat cells and permanently get rid of them.
What Areas can Kybella Treat?
When the targeted fat cells are destroyed by Kybella, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. The best thing is that clinical studies have demonstrated that the benefits of Kybella are long-lasting and may be used for a variety of purposes!
This cosmetic procedure can target a variety of regions that the gym can’t, including your arms, lower belly, double chin, jowls, face, arms, bra fat, back inner thighs, and other difficult-to-maintain areas. Where traditional weight loss has failed you, Kybella may be able to help you achieve your objectives and shed the subcutaneous fat that the gym hasn’t been able to help you lose. There’s a reason why this fat-burning injection is so popular. Proven effective in countless other areas, from a double chin to your knees, Kybella can treat almost any area with extra fat.
Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
Healthy adults 18 years or older who wish to eliminate excess neck fat and a double chin (or fat in other areas of the body) can often benefit from Kybella. You should not undergo this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin, or have bleeding problems. You should also be at a healthy weight. During a Kybella consultation, you will discuss any medical conditions to determine if Kybella treatment is right for you. To learn if this FDA-approved injectable is a good match for you, contact us to schedule a Kybella consultation.
The Kybella Treatment
Kybella is administered using a topical numbing cream and a special grid pattern. During treatment, Kybella is injected into the treatment area where it destroys fat cells over time. When you come for your Kybella treatment at Glamour Medical, there are a few things to keep in mind. For starters, Kybella is a progressive procedure, so you won’t see benefits right away. This implies that optimal results are usually achieved with 2-4 Kybella sessions spaced one month apart, therefore the entire treatment might take anywhere from 2-4 months!
Depending on the severity of the region and desired results, 1 or 2 vials may be used. It’s best to discuss your concerns with Olga to determine how many treatment sessions you’ll need to achieve your goals.
Second, one of the side effects is that there is minor swelling associated with this procedure and you will probably want to disguise it! For the next 2-3 weeks after your treatment, a scarf will be your best friend in hiding the swelling. For most patients, a little swelling is worth it for long-term fat reduction, especially because you can cover it with a scarf right now.
Third, this is not a weight-loss surgery; rather, it is utilized to reduce fat in specific areas. Kybella cannot help you with a six-pack or those extra 20 pounds, but it can help you with the permanent elimination of excess fat around the chin, neck, jowls, face, arms, bra fat, or back!
Following your Kybella treatments, you may experience mild swelling, numbness, redness, or areas of hardness in the treated area which will resolve with time. We advise that you avoid rubbing or pressing on the treatment area after treatment, and avoid intense exercise and prolonged sun exposure. One way to minimize bruising is to avoid blood thinning medications before and after your Kybella injections.
It can take a few months and up to six treatments to see noticeable improvement but Kybella results are effectively permanent. This makes it one of the best ways to reduce moderate to severe fat underneath the chin and enjoy a more defined appearance to the neck area.
If there’s a feature that’s always bothered you, but you can’t seem to get rid of it, we might be able to help! We’d love to speak with you and see if we can help you with your issues. Kybella can cure almost anything, so give us a call or make an appointment online!