What is Kybella?
Kybella is a FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid 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.
Who is a candidate for Kybella?
Kybella is an excellent choice for men or women with excess submental fat causing the appearance of a double chin. Kybella is a non-invasive procedure, making it an excellent choice for patients wanting to avoid more invasive procedures such as liposuction.
How is the Kybella treatment performed?
Kybella is administered in office as a series of small injections into the fat tissue under the chin. Multiple treatments may be necessary and are typically spaced a month apart.
When will I see results from my Kybella treatment?
Fat reduction in the area of treatment is gradual and improves over a period of weeks to months.
How many Kybella treatment sessions will I need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Kybella treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
What is the downtime for Kybella?
After a Kybella treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your doctor if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site.
Call Today to Learn More About Kybella Treatments in Sacramento
Please contact Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California at 916.456.0400 for more information and to schedule a consultation. We are located in East Sacramento, minutes from Downtown Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Davis, Elk Grove and El Dorado Hills.