Is Kybella Right For You?

Kybella is one of the cosmetic treatments that helps get rid of the fatty cells under the chin. Some of us dress in scarfs, neck tops or we tilt our heads when taking photos because we are trying to hide the double chin. No doubt, the fatty cell under the chin is as a result of being overweight. It can also be caused by age as well as the skin loses elasticity. Very rare cases are the sagging skin genetic.

Why should you consider Kybella

  • If you don’t want to go for surgery
  • If the submental fullness does not go away despite eating and exercising well
  • If you are unhappy, embarrassed, or bothered by the fat under the chin
  • If the condition is making you feel and look old or heavier than your actual weight

How Kybella Works

Kybella has an active ingredient known as synthetic deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. This molecule helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats. When Kybella is injected beneath the chin, it destroys the fatty cells. As a result, the fullness under the chin starts to reduce. Above all, once these cells are destroyed, they are no longer capable of storing fats again, so don’t bother with getting extra treatment once you achieve your aesthetic goal.

What to Expect?

Before this injection is administered, the health practitioner will examine the under your chin and the surrounding area.  After that, he/she will determine whether Kybella is right for you. The treatment will then be determined by the amount of fat under your chin and your goals.

How it is Injected/Administered

This injection should be given by a trained healthcare specialist who is specialized in Kybella. The process takes about 15-20 minutes whereby each treatment, small multiple injections are injected under your chin.  The number of injections you will receive will be determined by the amount of fat under your chin and aesthetic goals.

How many Sessions are required?

The number of treatment varies from patient to patient because everyone chin is different. Your doctor will help you determine how many sessions you will need depending on the amount and distribution of submental fat. Each treatment session is given one month apart and it’s recommended you should not get more than 6 treatments.

Recovery Time

After Kybella injection, no doubt, you will have some bruising, numbness or swelling under your chin. However, if you develop any difficulties in swallowing, facial muscle weakness, and uneven smile, contact your doctor.

Are there side effects?

Yes, there are side effects. In fact, Kybella can cause severe effects like trouble in swallowing, uneven smile, and even nerve injury in the jaw. Although clinical studies show that nerve injury in the jaw is resolved in a range of 1- 198 days and swallowing problems are resolved in a median of 3 days.

The following are the most common side effects;

  • Areas of hardness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Bruising

These side effects are temporary and they resolve themselves.

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