Considering Kybella? Here’s What You Need to Know
The dreaded double-chin is something likely to occur to us all as we age naturally or gain a few too many extra pounds. That excess weight, coupled with a loss of strength in the supporting structure of our submental (below the chin) area, leads to the upper neck and chin area becoming one of the first and most prominent areas of the face to begin revealing signs of our age.
It used to be that dealing with the excess fatty tissue that added unwanted volume and caused a loss of definition in your jawline meant undergoing a surgical procedure with a lengthy recovery period.
With Kybella, that’s no longer the case. Whether male or female, patients with unwanted submental fullness can now opt for a minimally invasive treatment that requires only a few injections to get the chin, neck, and jawline looking more youthful and aesthetically pleasing.
What to expect with Kybella treatments
Kybella treatment sessions usually take no more than 30 minutes to complete and are followed by little to no recovery downtime. You’ll be able to return to your work or social activities immediately. There might be mild swelling and injection site redness, but beyond that, there will be little evidence that you’ve had treatments done, and all side effects should clear up within 24 to 48 hours. The injections are also preceded by applying a local anesthetic, helping to make the procedure relatively painless.
So… what is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable that contains a substance already naturally found within our bodies. Called deoxycholic acid, this substance naturally breaks down fatty tissue. When we inject it into the treatment area beneath the chin is perfectly safe, but in concentrated doses, it gets to work at dissolving the fatty tissue so that it can be flushed from the body.
…and when will I see results?
Surprisingly, results are seen in as little as four weeks, and by the time you are eight weeks out from treatment, your neck and jawline should look considerably more chiseled and contoured, with much less fatty tissue present in the area.
Depending on how much submental fatty tissue you’re trying to get rid of, you’ll likely need more than one treatment session. Our experienced Kybella injectors will let you know in advance of your first treatment what to expect from each of them and how many treatment sessions you’ll need.
Will the flushed fat ever return?
When you get Kybella injections, the fat that it breaks down and gets rid of will never return. That fat is gone for good.
However, unfortunately, but understandably, that doesn’t mean you might never experience submental fullness again. When we lose or even gain weight to our liking, we look and feel better for some time, perhaps feeling more confident and less self-conscious for several months to several years.
But as we keep on throughout life, perhaps we eat more than we ought to, or spend too much time sitting or sedentary, causing a new build-up of fat.
What Kybella does is give you a powerful and all-natural advantage to dealing with a stubborn problem that ordinarily wouldn’t go away even with a great diet or exercise. Submental fullness and a double chin are often pesky and persistent problems.
With Kybella, they don’t have to be.