What is Kybella?
Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment that targets submental fullness, often known as a “double chin.” Kybella is an injectable treatment administered beneath the chin that utilizes deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that facilitates the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. By targeting and eliminating fat cells, Kybella effectively enhances the jawline, creating a more sculpted and defined appearance. Kybella offers a non-surgical alternative to traditional chin liposuction or invasive surgical procedures, allowing individuals to achieve a more contoured jawline without surgery.
What does Kybella treat?
Kybella is primarily used to treat submental fullness. Still, it can also effectively address small pockets of fat in other areas, such as the jowls or the upper neck, and the treatments are typically spaced about four to six weeks apart. The number of treatment sessions required varies depending on the individual and the desired outcome. While some individuals may achieve their desired results with as few as two to four treatments, others may require more sessions to reach their goals.
What to expect after treatment?
Following treatment with Kybella, it is typical to encounter temporary effects such as swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treated area, which usually subside after 1-2 weeks. To alleviate any discomfort, applying ice packs and using over-the-counter pain relievers can be helpful. It is vital to adhere to the post-treatment guidelines provided by your healthcare provider to promote proper healing and minimize the potential for side effects.
Will I get new fat cells in that area again?
While Kybella destroys the fat cells in the treated area, it does not prevent new fat cells from forming in other body areas. Therefore, adopting a balanced diet, engaging in regular exercise, and maintaining a stable weight will help preserve the outcomes achieved with Kybella.
How long does the treatment take?
Kybella injections typically take about 20-30 minutes to complete, making it a convenient option for individuals with busy schedules.
How many treatments will I need to achieve results?
The number of Kybella treatment sessions recommended may vary depending on individual factors and the extent of submental fullness. Your injector will evaluate your situation and determine the appropriate number of sessions needed to help you achieve your desired outcome. Multiple treatment sessions, spaced several weeks apart, are typically suggested to achieve optimal results.
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