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The Complete Guide to Kybella Injections

Are you interested in getting rid of unwanted chin fat but don’t want to go under the knife? Kybella may be the perfect solution for you.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a type of injectable treatment designed to target and eliminate submental fat cells in the chin area. It is made from a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. Kybella is injected directly into the chin area, where it breaks down the fat cells and prevents them from storing or accumulating fat. The treatment is FDA-approved, minimally invasive, and does not require any downtime or recovery period.

Benefits of Kybella

Kybella injections offer several benefits for people interested in getting rid of their double chin.

  • Utilizes acid found naturally in the body to reduce excess fat
  • A safe and gentle alternative to chin liposuction
  • Provides high patient satisfaction
  • Permanent results
  • Smooth chin-neck transition
  • Youthful chin profile
  • No cosmetic surgery needed

Common Side Effects

Like any medical treatment, there are some potential side effects associated with Kybella injections. The most common side effects are temporary at the injection site

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Soreness
  • Numbness

These side effects typically resolve within a few days to a week after the treatment. Rare but serious side effects of Kybella include trouble swallowing, nerve damage, areas of hardness, and trouble breathing. If you experience any of these side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately.

What Makes Kybella so Appealing?

Kybella is appealing for several reasons. First, it is a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction or surgery. Second, it is minimally invasive and requires no downtime. Third, it is effective at destroying fat cells and preventing them from storing or accumulating fat. Finally, Kybella is safe and well-tolerated by most patients.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella works by targeting and destroying fat cells in the chin area. The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. When injected into the chin area, Kybella breaks down the fat cells and prevents them from storing or accumulating fat.

What to Expect During Your Treatment Session

Kybella treatments are typically administered in a series of injections over the course of several weeks. The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient, depending on the number of fat cells in the chin area. Kybella is generally well-tolerated, and side effects are typically mild and temporary.

How Long Will Results Last?

Kybella results are permanent. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat. However, new fat cells can develop over time in this injection site, so maintenance treatments may be necessary to maintain results.

What Makes a Good Candidate for Kybella?

The best candidates for Kybella are nonsmokers who are in good health and have realistic expectations for the treatment. Kybella is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. People who are good candidates for this treatment have an excess of fat under the chin and have ruled out alternative treatments like liposuction as an option. The best candidates are also aware of the time commitment required for this treatment and are willing to create a treatment plan that runs over the course of several weeks.

Are There Other Non-Invasive Alternatives?

Yes, CoolSculpting, also known as “Cryolipolysis,” uses an applicator to freeze fat, resulting in some decrease.

Linda Evangelista, a top supermodel of the 1990s, revealed that she was left “brutally disfigured” from a CoolSculpting procedure in 2016. She says that the procedure “ruined her face” and that it was a “very bad decision” to have CoolSculpting done.

The issue with CoolSculpting is that the cooling is very dependent on how the applicator fits. CoolSculpting is not as precise as Kybella, takes longer, and can be more expensive. Kybella on the other hand can be customized for each patient for maximum results.

Try Out Kybella Today!

At Skin Savvy our team of highly trained professionals are experts in Kybella and can help you achieve your desired results. Schedule a consultation today for a Kybella treatment or other cosmetic procedures we offer.

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