A double chin is one of the most frustrating facial flaws to deal with; it can be caused by anything from genetics, weight gain, to aging, and yet it’s nearly impervious to diet and exercise. Most people find their double chins unsightly: a double chin can make a person’s face look rounder, heavier and older than it really is. For men, a double chin can spoil any chances of having a masculine jawline. Up until now, there hasn’t been a strong non-surgical treatment for a double chin.
In the nick of time, Kybella® has arrived as the first FDA-approved prescription medication for double chin treatment. Kybella® is quickly gaining recognition as an extremely effective injectable designed to permanently eradicate fat cells that lead to “submental fullness,” also known as a double chin. Kybella® been prominently featured in the media because of its remarkable results, even winning Allure’s Best of Beauty Award in 2015. With Kybella®, you can get a sleeker, slimmer and more contoured neck profile, and best of all, there’s no downtime or recovery period.
What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a brand name for a chemical called deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps with burning fat. When Kybella® is injected onto the “submental fat” under the chin, the deoxycholic acid gets to work by eliminating fat cells. These fat cells are then naturally flushed from the body, preventing them from storing more fat in the future. Because of this advanced mechanism, the results of Kybella® are permanent.
A typical Kybella® procedure only takes about 30 minutes to complete. Kybella® is administered through a series of small injections strategically placed under the chin.
After your Kybella® treatment, you’ll regain a remarkably slimmer, more youthful profile. Depending on the condition of their submental fat, most patients get 2-4 treatments spaced a month apart for maximum results.
The best candidate for Kybella® is someone with great skin elasticity who doesn’t want a surgical treatment for the double chin. However, Kybella® is adaptable enough to be used in conjunction with other treatments.
Some temporary side effects of Kybella® can be swelling, bruising, numbess, and soreness at the injection site that might last for a couple of weeks. Since it’s non-surgical, many patients leave their Kybella® procedure with nothing but an ice pack—and slimmer new chin.
- How long does Kybella last?
Because Kybella destroys the fat cells, the results are permanent. Once destroyed, those cells will not accumulate or store fat again. after desired results are achieved, you will not be retreated with Kybella injections. IF you feel more treatments are needed, or aren’t satisfied with your results, always let you CARE Nurse Injector know and treatment can be adjusted accordingly.
- When will I see Kybella results?
Kybella results can be seen within 2-4 treatments, sometimes sooner. Treatments are scheduled every 4-6 weeks.
- Is Kybella safe?
Kybella has gone through over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with Kybella.
- Can I get Kybella done the same day as other injectable procedures?
Yes. Kybella can be done on the same day you receive other injectable treatments such as Botox, Voluma, and other injectables in the Juvederm family. Our nurse injectors here at CARE will discuss and help you decide which treatment plan will be best and most safe for you.