Dissolving Fat without Surgery!
What is Kybella?
Are you embarrassed by or self-conscious about a double chin, but don’t want to undergo surgery?
Kybella is the first and only FDA approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of fat under the chin (double chin). This is a great injectable treatment option for adults who want to avoid having liposuction surgery.
How Does Kybella Work?
The primary active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. This naturally occurring molecule functions in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected in the fat beneath the chin:
The deoxycholic acid in Kybella destroys fat cells, causing a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once the submental fat cells have been destroyed, they can no longer accumulate or store fat!
Can Kybella treat other areas?
Kybella is primarily used for stubborn fat located in the submental region (double chin). However, there are some off label treatments that have shown great results!
Off-label, Kybella can be used to contour the jawline, reduce jowling, slim ankles (cankles), and reduce bra fat, and even medial knee fat.
Candidates for Kybella require custom treatment packages to help achieve their desired results. Patients treated with Kybella experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2-4 treatments every 4-8 weeks. The number of treatments depends on how much fat there is to dissolve. Some require 6 treatments at most. Once your profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with Kybella again. No maintenance required!
There is some skin tightening with Kybella which is associated with the inflammatory process after the procedure. Some patients who want additional improvement to their skin after the fat dissolves, consider RF Microneedling or Ultherapy to help tighten, lift, and define their jawlines.
How Much Does a Kybella Treatment Cost?
Kybella treatment packages are tailored based on how many treatments the patient may need to dissolve the fat and achieve the desired results.
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Preparing for Kybella Treatment
During your consultation, your face will be examined and you will be given recommendations based on your goals and the areas that you are looking to enhance. You will also be asked about your medical history. That would be a good time to inform your physician if you have taken any of the following or if any of the following apply:
- Blood-thinning medications
- Antibiotics orally or by injection
- Muscle Relaxers
- Allergy or Cold medicine
- Sleep medicine
- History of bruising/bleeding
- Skin conditions
- Neurological problems
- Adverse reaction to previously used filler/anesthetic
- Pregnant/ Expecting or planning to become pregnant
- Nursing/Breast Feeding
Please arrive with clean skin, avoid of make-up, moisturizers, lotions, etc. Gentlemen should shave the treatment area one day before your scheduled treatment. To decrease the risk of bruising please avoid the use of NSAIDs (Advil, Aspirin), herbal teas, fish oil, Ginkgo Biloba, garlic supplements, and other blood thinning supplements and medications for at least 1 week prior to your treatment. We recommend taking Arnica tablets an herbal supplement 1 week prior to injections to help further reduce bruising and swelling from the treatment.
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What to Expect During Treatment
Typically, a Kybella treatment takes about 30-45 minutes in the office exam suite. Methods such as ice, pain reliever pills, numbing cream, numbing shots, tumescent lidocaine injections are possible methods to help keep the pain under control. We also offer ProNox (laughing gas) to help with discomfort and or anxiety during the injections.
Most patients report a 4/10 pain scale experience with the first few minutes after injection of Kybella. Then the pain level subsides rapidly.
Once numbing is complete, the areas are marked and injected.
What to Expect After Treatment
For most patients, downtime is minimal, but for some, the bruising, discomfort, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area might get in the way of some social plans and work commitments in the following week – especially the first two to three days after the procedure.
We recommend patients wear a compressive neck band as much as they can for 1 week after the procedure when at home to help reduce the swelling.
Common Side Effects with Kybella
- Hardness in the treatment area
Interested in Having a Kybella Treatment?
If you are interested in having an Ultherapy treatment, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation!!
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