Kybella – Remove Your Double Chin
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Kybella injections offer a non-invasive non-surgical treatment for those patients who want to lose fat in their chin area but are not ready for more invasive treatments.
People who are inflicted with a double chin or submental fullness know it is often close to impossible to decrease or improve naturally. Often, even after considerable weight loss a double chin stubbornly remains. A double chin is a layer of subcutaneous fat situated at the front of the chin and covered by sagging or overextended skin. Age and weight gain are two reasons for the development of a double chin. Some people are genetically predisposed to developing a double chin and natural carry more fat in this area of the body.
Dr. Craft will work with you to create a non-surgical plan to remove your double chin using Kybella a focused intervention that can remove a double chin, giving a slimmer appearance and enriching the overall appearance of the face.
Outcomes and Results
Deoxycholic acid is an acid that is already naturally present in our bodies. Deoxycholic acid wipes out fat cells in our body. Kybella is a manufactured form of this natural acid. Kybella includes the manufactured form of deoxycholic acid along with non-medicinal ingredients for injection. When Kybella is injected in the chin, the manufactured deoxycholic acid works the same way it works in your body, collecting and destroying fat cells specific to the chin area.
Through a series of injections, Kybella will be applied to your chin area. Dr. Craft will work with you to create an injection schedule. After each injection procedure, you will notice your double chin getting smaller and smaller. Once the desired size is achieved through the injections and you adhere to healthy eating choices and a healthy lifestyle the change is permanent. Kybella injections are each to tolerate and there is minimal swelling and bruising following the procedures.
Kybella is a non-invasive non-surgical procedure that is generally completed in 15 – 20 minutes. It is necessary to follow a Kybella injection schedule. The fat is not removed immediately after one injection with Kybella. Instead, you will have numerous small injections dependent on the targeted areas, the amount of fat and other factors. The injections are usually completed about a month apart up to a maximum of six injection procedures. Dr. Craft will work with you to develop a schedule.
- First, Dr. Craft will work with you to identify the problem areas to be treated with Kybella.
- You will be injected with lidocaine to freeze the areas that will be injected with Kybella.
- Dr. Craft will then inject the Kybella to the appropriate areas.
- You will notice results after one or two injections.
- There may be some minor swelling and bruising but after the procedure you can return to your everyday activities.
- After the injections, you will minimize exposure of the treated area to the sun for 24 hours.
- Depending on the areas treated and your specific skin condition, Dr. Craft will explain after care to you following the procedure.
Kybella can cause rare side effects including nerve damage in the jaw or trouble swallowing. The most common side effects include minor swelling, bruising or hardness to the treated area. Common side effects are generally more apparent and noticeable after the first few injections and become more tolerable after subsequent injections.
Before the procedures and entering into a Kybella injection program you will discuss your goals and medical history with Dr. Craft and your enhancement team. It is important that during this time you discuss any chin or neck surgery you’ve had, any cosmetic enhancements you’ve had done to your face, neck or chin.
Although Kybella is a non-invasive procedure, there are some considerations before choosing Kybella including:
- Kybella should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the components.
- Kybella should not be used on areas that are irritated or infected.
- Kybella should not be used in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Kybella should not be used in people under 18.
Minimal Side Effects
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How long will Kybella last?
Answer: Because Kybella effectively destroys the fat cells in your chin, once your injections are completed the results are permanent. Although severe weight gain following treatment could affect the results, if you maintain your weight the effects after the injections are permanent.
What are the side effects of Kybella injections?
Answer: As Kybella is non-invasive, there are generally mild side effects following injections such as swelling, tenderness and bruising. However, many people report no side effects after Kybella injections. The severity of these common side effects is dependent on your skin’s health, the location of the injections, the amount of the injections and your skin’s sensitivity. Dr. Craft and your enhancement team will discuss the side effects with you during your consultation.
Why can’t I get Kybella injections if I am pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant?
Answer: Studies exist on the effects of Kybella injections on pregnancy or the fetus’ health. It is best to wait two to three months after delivery to initiate Kybella injections. Dr. Craft can more thoroughly explain considerations for pregnant women or women planning on becoming pregnant during a consultation.
How many injections will I receive?
Answer: This depends on the amount of fat in the area, the size of the area and your requested results. Generally the amount of injections per session is anywhere from 15 to 30. Dr. Craft will explain the number and locations of the injections to you more thoroughly during your consultation.
Do the injections hurt?
Answer: The injections are small but some patients report a mild burning immediately after the injections that subsides within 10 to 15 seconds. Once the mild burning stops there is moderate discomfort. Many patients report very little to no discomfort. The amount of discomfort experienced is really individual and dependent on your pain tolerance, the amount of fat in the area and your skin. Dr. Craft will explain the injections to you more thoroughly during your consultation.