Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable medication that destroys fat cells beneath the chin, or “submental fat.” This prescription injectable medicine shrinks a double chin without surgery with a naturally-occurring molecule, synthetic deoxycholic acid. The fat cells are destroyed and then shed by the body over the weeks and months ahead.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved treatment designed to destroy fat cells underneath the chin to improve the appearance of your profile. During a complimentary consultation our nurse aesthetician, Tammy Wolf, will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment with Kybella. She will tailor your treatment plan to the amount of fat in the area and your aesthetic goals.
What is the down time with this treatment?
After KYBELLA® treatment, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. These effects are temporary and will resolve within 3-5 days. Discomfort is usually mild and resolves with an over-the-counter pain reliever.
To reduce any swelling, bruising, or other discomforts you can also apply topical arnica gel, use cold compresses, and sleep or rest with your head elevated until the swelling goes away.
Are there any risks associated with Kybella?
The usual risks include bruising, swelling, and slight numbness in the treated area. Other risks include potential facial weakness, difficulty swallowing, sores or ulcers, tissue damage around the injection sites, or nerve injury. Risks associated with Kybella can be minimized by having your treatments performed by a certified medical professional, such as the professionals at our office.
How long will it take to see the results?
It may take between four to six weeks to see the results from a treatment with Kybella. These results should last you for years to come and can be improved upon with subsequent treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies for each individual. Your initial consultation will help determine how many treatment sessions are needed. This decision is based on the amount and distribution of submental fat and your goals. Each treatment session is spaced at least 1 month apart.
How long does the treatment take?
The process is quick and easy; each treatment will take about 20-30 minutes.
Are the results long-lasting?
Kybella destroys the fat cells in the targeted area, once the cells are gone, they are gone for good! The results can last a long time, up to a few years, especially if you are maintaining a stable weight and are in good health.
What if I gain weight after the treatment?
If you gain weight after having a treatment with Kybella then there is a chance that over time new fat cells will take the place of the old ones that were destroyed. This is especially true if you are genetically prone to depositing fat beneath the chin. If you wish to maintain your results you can schedule repeat treatments as well as maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to minimize the creation and storing of new fat in your body.