WHAT IS KYBELLA?
Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical injection treatment that contours and improves the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin”. Kybella can also be used in other areas of stubborn fat like the knees, banana rolls, and bra fat.
HOW DOES KYBELLA WORK?
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat and many patients see visible results in two to four treatments. Retreatment is not expected.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
If you are considering Kybella, we recommend that you schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our providers. When you come in for your appointment, your provider is going to mark the injection sites and apply an ice pack to the area to numb the skin. The ice pack will help alleviate any discomfort you may feel during the treatment. Next, she will inject the marked areas with Kybella. You may receive up to or more than 30 injections to the treated area, but the treatment time is fast. Once injected, Kybella beings to gradually kill fat cells over the following weeks.
Although Kybella is a nonsurgical treatment, some common side effects include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and numbness. The recovery process associated with Kybella is minimal in most cases, and downtime varies from person to person. Minor side effects typically subside in one to two weeks.
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
The number of treatment sessions necessary varies for each person and multiple treatments treated area, the results should be lasting, and further treatment is not expected as the fat cells can no longer store fat.
REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION OR BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Do you want to know if Kybella is right for you? As with all our cosmetic procedures, we offer complimentary consultations. You can schedule your consultation or book an appointment by calling us at 479-254-9662, Option 2.