The Science of Rejuvenation
Fat under our chin, or ‘double chin’, which can cause us to look heavier than we are, can be a frustrating area to address. Even for those of us who exercise and eat healthy, we may find that this stubborn area of chin fat simply won’t go away. Kybella may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Not just for treating chin fat, Kybella can be used to target small, isolated fatty deposits anywhere on our body.
How Kybella Works
Kybella contains a synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a molecule which occurs naturally in our bodies and is responsible for breaking down fat. Injected in to fatty tissues, such as those under our chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells, resulting in a firming and trimming of the treated area. Best of all, the body doesn’t create new fat cells to replace the ones destroyed by this treatment, so once you achieve the appearance you want, no further treatments will be needed.
Kybella is the #1 choice for chin fat and spot fat removal.
How many sessions will I need?
This will depend upon how much fat you want to remove, and your body’s response to the treatment, as effectiveness will vary from one person to another. Our clinicians will discuss your goals with you, examine the area, and recommend a treatment plan. Treatments should be taken at least one month apart, and should not exceed more than 6 treatments.
How long does a session take, and how is Kybella administered?
Kybella is injected in to multiple spots in the problem area, with each injection being quite small. A single session will usually take from 15 to 20 minutes, but may be longer depending upon how many injections you need to remove the fat and achieve your desired profile.
What are the possible side effects?
Most patients will not experience side effects other than those commonly associated with multiple injections such as minor soreness, swelling and bruising. Approximately 4% of those treated for chin fat experienced resulting weakness in the facial muscles and 2% had trouble swallowing. In both cases, these side effects are temporary and will resolve themselves within a few days to several months.
How long does the treatment last?
A major benefit of targeted fat reduction with Kybella is that the fat cells are not simply reduced but actually destroyed. This is very significant, as our bodies don’t actually make more fat cells. The cells we have simply get larger or smaller in response to how much fat the body stores. Once these cells are destroyed, they don’t come back. Kybella fat reduction treatments are therefore permanent, assuming that additional weight is not gained after treatment.