Kybella is an FDA-approved injection for eliminating fat below the chin. Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, a compound that is naturally produced by the body to digest fat. It provides long-lasting—if not permanent—results. Kybella has become very popular because it is safer and less expensive than surgery.
Results with Kybella
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A Kybella injection is commonly used to eliminate fat below the chin or “double chin.” Kybella can also be used to eliminate stubborn fat stored on the abdomen, upper arms, elbows, knees, and around the chest.
Results can typically be seen 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Most cases require 2-6 treatments for optimal results.
The fat cells that are destroyed by Kybella should not grow back. This means that the results from Kybella can be permanent..
Kybella is suitable for men and women of all ages over 18. Kybella is suitable for adults who wish to contour their chin and neck, tone their arms and legs, or shape leaner abs.
A Kybella treatment usually takes about 30-45 minutes.
For many patients, a Kybella injection is virtually painless. A topical anesthesia may be used to ensure minimal discomfort. At Mind Body Skin Medspa, we use special relaxation techniques to reduce discomfort for our patients.
You can return to most of your daily activities immediately after treatment. Bruising or swelling of the injected area may occur so it is not recommended to receive a Kybella injection right before a special occasion.
Kybella has been approved by the FDA to dissolve fat cells under the chin. Kybella resembles the same substance produced by your own liver to help absorb fat. To ensure maximum safety, Kybella should be administered by a highly trained medical professional.
Minor temporary swelling and bruising are possible. Rare side effects may include, but are not limited to: pain, redness, numbness, and areas of hardness around the treatment area.
Do NOT get this treatment if you: are pregnant or nursing; have an infection in the treatment area, bleeding problems, or difficulty swallowing; or if you are currently taking antiplatelet or anticoagulant medication.
The number of Kybella syringes needed depends on the area being treated and the amount of fat to be dissolved. 2-3 syringes of Kybella are generally needed for dissolving submental fullness (fat below the chin).
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