Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for reducing submental fullness, also known as a “double chin.” It contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
What conditions is Kybella recommended for?
Kybella is recommended for patients who have moderate to severe submental fullness, which can be caused by genetics, weight gain, or aging.
What are the treatment areas for Kybella?
Kybella is specifically designed for use in the submental area, or the area beneath the chin.
How long does Kybella last?
The results of Kybella treatment are permanent, as the fat cells that are destroyed are metabolized and removed from the body. However, the longevity of the results can vary from patient to patient.
Will it hurt?
Kybella injections may cause mild discomfort or pain during the injection process, although this is generally well-tolerated. In some cases, your doctor may use a topical anesthetic or ice pack to help reduce discomfort during the procedure.
Are Kybella injections safe?
When administered by a qualified medical professional, Kybella injections are generally considered safe and effective. However, like any medical procedure, there is a small risk of side effects or complications. The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and redness in the treatment area.
Avoid if Kybella treatment:
Kybella treatment may not be suitable for everyone. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a history of bleeding disorders or difficulty swallowing, or have certain medical conditions may not be eligible for treatment.
After treatment care:
After Kybella treatment, it is important to follow your doctor’s specific instructions on how to care for the treated area. This may include avoiding certain activities, medications, or applying topical creams to help manage any discomfort or swelling. It is also important to attend any follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure the best possible outcome.