What is Kybella?
Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable technique used to remove a double chin. The treatment includes several injections of deoxycholic acid to decrease the fat beneath the chin. No incisions are used, and there is minimal downtime.
Mesotherapy, or a technique using injections of enzymes, hormones, vitamins, and plant extractions to tighten and rejuvenate skin, involves injecting a medication made up of fat-melting materials into double chins.
Kybella, also known as Deoxycholic acid, is the drug where the procedure is injected at least twenty times throughout a single treatment. In general, a person can have up to six treatments with a month in between. Once Kybella destroys the fat cells, these cells can no longer store new cells in that area. Results from Kybella injections can be visible in about four to six weeks.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella destroys fat cells when injected into the fat under the chin resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid — a bile acid naturally produced by your body to help absorb fat. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so no further treatment needs to be done once the desired aesthetic goal is reached.
A Kybella-trained healthcare specialist can only administer Kybella treatment. The injection sites are marked with a pen before administering Kybella. In addition, your injector can dispense a topical numbing agent or ice pack to relieve any discomfort or pain. You will receive multiple small injections under the chin at each treatment, and the injection process takes 15 to 20 minutes. In about four to six weeks after the initial treatment, you may begin to see results.
Since each patient’s chin profile is different, the number of Kybella treatment sessions differs from patient to patient. You can receive up to six Kybella treatments, with a month between each session, and someone else will need only four treatments. Your injector will ascertain how many treatment sessions you need. The number of injections is founded on the distribution and amount of submental fat.
Are there any side effects after Kybella treatment?
After Kybella treatment, you may experience some swelling and bruising. The swelling and bruising tend to last one to three days but can go on for a few weeks before it is completely back to normal. You can reduce the pain or discomfort you might feel by taking over-the-counter pain relievers.
Less common possible side effects include nerve injuries in the jaw, which can temporarily cause an uneven smile or weak facial muscles and difficulty swallowing. In clinical studies, the nerve injury to the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days, while the difficulty swallowing resolved itself in a median of 3 days observed include erosion of the skin and loss of small strands of hair in treated areas.
Kybella Treatment Benefits
- It Can Melt A Double Chin
The synthetic deoxycholic acid in the injection destroys fat cells within the chin, neck, and jaw. The fat cells can then no
longer absorb fat and are converted into waste, metabolized, and eliminated as the body absorbs the fat. This process results in a reduction or disappearance of a double chin.
- It Has A Lower Risk Of Adverse Reactions
There is a lower risk of possible side effects from Kybella when compared to other treatments that target double chins. The synthetic deoxycholic acid in the injections happens naturally in the body, which allows the body to accept the injections with no unpleasant reactions. You can achieve the same results as a surgical intervention with this treatment without the possibility of having serious complications or a long recovery time.
- It’s Not Painful
The submental area is a delicate area to treat, but Kybella is fairly painless. However, you may feel a slight sensation of heat during the treatment session, so numbing cream is applied to the area before the injection, and ice may be applied after the injection to treat any discomfort you might feel.
- It Can Give You A Younger Look
Since deoxycholic acid breaks down the walls of fat cells and prevents them from storing fat, the appearance of a double chin can be reduced or erased. This gives the submental area more definition, which makes you look slimmer and rejuvenated. Take the look of years off your face and look better than ever with Kybella treatment!
- It Is A Non-Invasive Procedure
Often, liposuction and neck lifts are used to treat double chins, but these surgical procedures carry more risks than Kybella treatments. Other procedures usually require general anesthesia as well, giving you another set of risks. As a noninvasive treatment, Kybella has fewer risks and fewer considerations to consider. Despite the lower risks, with Kybella treatment, you can achieve the same results as invasive surgeries and procedures!
- It Is A Quick Process
A patient will receive between twenty and fifty injections under the chin per treatment in fifteen to twenty minutes in a treatment session. The number of injections you receive can vary depending on how much fat is under the chin and your desired profile. Some people may need additional treatment sessions, but any subsequent treatment session will be just as fast and easy.
- It Has Long-Lasting Results
Since the treatment destroys fat cells in the target area, the area lacks cells to accumulate fat. The maximum results of the treatment are seen six months after the last treatment. You may not need more Kybella treatments since the fat cells removed by the deoxycholic acid will not regenerate.
This treatment gives you a fresh start! To learn more about Kybella treatment, visit Samara MedSpa CT. If you would like to arrange an appointment to discuss your candidacy for this transformative procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact us.