Is Kybella® Right For Me?
A consultation with your aesthetician is the best way to know if Kybella® is the best option for you, versus other treatment options. Previous procedures on the neck or face area might prevent you from being a candidate for Kybella® treatment, as this could increase your risk of complications. The effects of Kybella® on pregnancy or nursing are not known.
The Kybella® Treatment
Kybella® treatments are customized to fit your aesthetic needs, but generally your aesthetician will administer several small injections in the fat underneath your chin. This is usually done in a grid-like pattern to ensure the area is treated evenly, and a topical numbing cream can be administered for your comfort. There is no downtime required for Kybella® treatments, meaning your busy schedule won’t be interrupted.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® uses synthetic deoxycholic acid which is a bile salt commonly found in the digestive tract and helps safely dissolve fat. Once the cells are dissolved, they can no longer accumulate or store fat, meaning the results are long-lasting. Submental fullness can be the result of many things, including aging, weight gain, or genetics. Kybella® dissolves these fat cells that can be difficult to remove through diet and exercise.
When will I see my best results?
Your aesthetician will determine the best treatment plan for you, depending on the amount of fat present under your chin. Most patients receive 2-4 treatments that are spaced one month apart before they begin to see substantial results. Your aesthetician can give you the best idea of what results you can expect.
How long does Kybella® last?
Because Kybella® dissolves the fat cells so that they can be safely absorbed by the body as waste, it can be very difficult for the body to begin storing fat cells in the area again. Results are generally long-lasting, given that a healthy lifestyle is maintained. Many patients find permanent results with Kybella®.
Is Kybella® painful?
Because the submental area can be sensitive, a numbing agent might be administered to aid your comfort. Kybella® is a simple injection, but your relaxation is our highest priority.
Who should not use Kybella®?
Kybella® is safe for patients who are over 18 years old and who are not nursing or pregnant. Patients should inform their aesthetician of any allergies or prior treatments of the face or neck in order to avoid complications.
What are the side effects?
Side effects of Kybella® are usually minimal because it’s a simple injection. However, swelling, bruising, or irritation at the injection site are possible and can usually be managed according to your aesthetician’s instructions. You should inform your aesthetician of any trouble swallowing or numbness.
If you are considering Kybella® and would like to discuss your treatment plan, contact our office to schedule a consultation with our skilled aesthetic professionals.