Kybella Double Chin Removal
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for double chin removal. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, these cells cannot store, accumulate, or grow fat in the treated area ever again.
How Kybella Works
Kybella is administrated by injection in our office. The solution dissolves fat almost immediately using deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat. The dissolved fat is then processed through your body’s natural metabolism. It generally takes at least two treatments to achieve desired effect.
What To Expect For A Kybella Visit
The overall treatment takes between 30 to 60 minutes. Thirty minutes are assigned to the injections, while any extra time is used to numb, prepare, or soothe the treatment area.
Prior to your treatment you should take 800mg of Ibuprofen to help ease the discomfort. We will apply an anesthetic or numbing cream to the area as well and provide ice backs and other cooling techniques to make your overall process as painless as possible.
Post your procedure, you will experience swelling in the treated area along with redness, numbness, and potential bruising and/or nodules at the injection sites. The initial level of swelling lasts for 4-5 days and gradually subsides over the next 4-6 weeks. Numbness and tightening of the skin in the treated area is also common during this time.
Depending on the amount of fat, surface area, and improvement desired, most Kybella treatments require a minimum of two treatment sessions. Permanent results will become noticeable in about 6-8 weeks. After your desired results are achieved, further treatment is not expected!
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Summary of Kybella
No downtime, but avoid strenuous activities immediately after treatment
The great thing about Kybella is that there's no downtime procedure. However, after a Kybella treatment, you may notice some bruising, swelling, numbness, and tenderness. This is only temporary, and you can still go about your normal daily activities. We also recommend avoiding strenuous activities in order to prevent unnecessary swelling.
This is our favorite part about Kybella. After you have reached your desired goal, the results are permanent. It completely destroys the fat cells!.
Depending on the amount of fat and improvement desired, most patients need 2-4 treatment sessions.
As with any season of life, weight fluctuations are expected. The fat cells that Kybella treated are permanently gone, but this does not treat future fat cell accumulation..
Kybella is a non-surgical injectable option for people who are on the go and do not have time for a more invasive procedure. With Kybella you do not have any wound site management. After a liposuction treatment, you usually need about 5 days of inactivity, but with Kybella you could go back to work the same day. The determination between which treatment you need can only be made by a trained professional as it depends on the area of treatment and expected results.
The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. This is a simple procedure, perfect for those people who want a better “selfie!”.