Double Chin Treatment-Kybella
What is Kybella?
Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is an injection that dissolves fat and is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal. Number of treatment required may range from 3-6. Treatments are spaced 6 weeks apart.
Is it Safe?
A clinical assessment will be performed to discuss if Kybella is right for you. Occasional temporary facial nerve injury has occurred with Kybella, which is temporary and self resolving. This would appear as an asymmetric smile and may last up to one month.
Can I return to regular activities?
Regular activity can be resumed. Following treatment swelling, bruising and numbness can occur for up to two weeks as the Kybella is dissolving fat.
How Long does it last?
Fat reduction in the area of injection is permanent.
Is it painful
Mild to moderate discomfort with a mild burning sensation has been reported with injections. Numbing cream and ice are used to remedy.