Kybella is a non-surgical injection that is used to target and destroy fat cells located beneath the chin.Book Now
Kybella injections use a synthetic deoxycholic acid to eliminate the high concentration fat cells in the target area. Each individual treatment lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, and the procedure does not involve any incisions or any considerable period of downtime. Kybella is approved by the FDA and has become an alternative to surgical procedures, such as liposuction.
Is Kybella Safe?
In a 2016 clinical trial, a reported 82.4% of people felt a significantly improved sense of satisfaction with their facial appearance. The same study concluded that Kybella is proven to be both safe and effective treatment.
Who Should Consider Kybella?
Ideal candidates for Kybella treatment include adults who are 18 years or older and with unwanted fat beneath the chin. However, If you are considering having facial surgery, are experiencing trouble swallowing, are nursing or pregnant, or already have a medical condition at the planned injection site, then Kybella may not be right for you.
Kybella is the only injectable treatment for excess fat under the chin that is approved by the FDA.
How Should I Prepare For Kybella?
When planning for a Kybella treatment, it is important to have a discussion with your provider to make sure that it will be the right procedure for you. Review your medical history, any previous cosmetic procedures and disclose any problems with swallowing or breathing, since Kybella treatment can be dangerous when these symptoms are present. Since the procedure is non-surgical there is hardly any advanced preparation necessary.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally produced acid to absorb the fat underneath your chin. The injection will destroy fat cells and prevent their regeneration.
Before the procedure begins, your healthcare provider will mark the target areas and apply a numbing gel or ice pack to help with any pain or discomfort. A series of injections are administered under the chin, where the acid will work to destroy fat cells that will dissipate over a few weeks post-treatment.
To gain a maximum benefit from Kybella, multiple treatments are usually necessary, however it varies from person to person.
What Are The Side Effects of Kybella Treatment?
One of the benefits of undergoing Kybella treatment is its non-surgical approach and the minimal side effects. Common side effects include:
These minor side effects usually subside within a few weeks. Serious side effects are rare, but include: facial muscle weakness, uneven smile, trouble swallowing, or jaw nerve injury. If you experience any discomfort after treatment, do not hesitate to discuss these symptoms with your doctor.
After your Kybella treatment, your provider will create a treatment plan that works for you. Most clients require multiple treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Clinical studies report that most people who have received two to four Kybella treatments had a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area.