How Do I Know If Kybella is Right For Me?

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Have you heard of Kybella? This is a newer FDA- approved injectable that offers an innovative, non-surgical approach to fat reduction. If you aren’t sure whether Kybella is right for you, that’s understandable! Luckily, we have all the answers about whether you are a candidate and how you can benefit from Kybella.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that permanently dissolves stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

The active ingredient in Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, and aids in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat.

Kybella is commonly used to treat a double chin since this injectable method is best for small areas of fat but can also be used on many other areas of the body as an alternative to liposuction and other surgical methods. Other treatment areas include the lower buttocks “banana rolls”, the stomach and belly fat, love handles, the armpits, inner knees,  and “bra bulges” on the back.

Are You a Candidate for Kybella?

Olga Nazarov, PA-C can help you determine if you are a good candidate at your initial consultation, but the following signs can help you get an idea of whether you can benefit from this treatment or another cosmetic procedure.

You Have Mild Skin Laxity

Skin laxity or loose skin naturally occurs as the skin ages and collagen production decreases. However, Kybella cannot tighten the skin or eliminate this loose skin so you might not be a candidate if you have severe skin laxity. Removing fat with Kybella could complicate things more and worsen the appearance of sagging skin. If your goal is to tighten loose skin, consider one of our non-invasive laser treatments.

Diet and Exercise Aren’t Working

Many people have a double chin, regardless of their weight. Genetics, aging, and simply looking down at your phone or computer over time can cause a double chin to develop. Submental fat is often resistant to diet and exercise which is why Kybella is an amazing treatment for permanent fat reduction without recovery time.

You Want a Sharper Jawline

By removing excess fat beneath the chin, you can achieve a more defined facial profile with a contoured jawline and chin. A sharp jawline will enhance the overall appearance of your face and can give you a more youthful look. This is often a desired facial characteristic for men and women.

You Want a Non-Surgical Option

Some patients may not be candidates for surgery or simply do not wish to receive surgery. That is completely understandable since surgery poses more risks, a longer recovery, and the possibility of bad scarring. Kybella is minimally invasive and only requires a few injections that do not leave a scar. This means quicker treatment and no downtime after the procedure.

You Desire Long-Lasting Results

The results of Kybella take a few weeks to develop as the body gradually removes fat cells from the treated area. However, once you see these beautiful results, you can expect them to last forever! This means you can save time and money with fewer maintenance appointments and practically no downtime after treatment.

You Don’t Mind Gradual Results

It takes a bit of time to see the results of Kybella, but the wait is worth it! Patients often need three to six Kybella treatments spaced between four to eight weeks apart, and you can expect to start seeing results in one to three weeks after your first treatment session. Final results usually become apparent six to eight weeks after the final Kybella treatment.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are frustrated with your double chin, or jawline and want to enhance your facial contours, or eliminate pockets of fat, schedule a consultation for Kybella at Glamour Medical Aesthetics.  Olga Nazarov, PA-C, is an experienced injector who is dedicated to helping her patients boost their confidence with natural-looking rejuvenation and treatments customized to each patient’s cosmetic goals.