Kybella is one of the most popular non-invasive treatments when it comes to reducing stubborn fat deposits and getting a sleeker, more sculpted shape. It works by using deoxycholic acid to destroy existing fat cells which are then absorbed by the body. Common treatment areas include the stomach, sides, arms, upper back, and thighs, but it can also be used under the chin and around the jaw line.
Treatment & Results
During a Kybella treatment, the area is first prepped and numbed prior to the actual injections. Once the skin is ready, the practitioner will inject Kybella under the skin into the treatment area.
Results are not immediate, and it can take up to 12 weeks and two treatments before you start to see noticeable improvement. Peak results happen around 6 months post-procedure and are permanent. Some patients will need up to six treatments, usually spaced about a month apart, but this varies by individual shape, goals, and the size of the treatment area.
While most patients recover quickly after Kybella, it’s a good idea to take it easy and avoid any intense exercise for the first 48 hours. You should also avoid alcohol and salty foods for the first few days. If you have bothersome swelling or discomfort, you can use ice packs and cold compresses on the treatment site.
What is kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable used to treat submental fullness, i.e. double chin. Kybella uses a chemical called deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, to break down fat cells and thus, minimize fullness.
How many treatments will I need?
Since everyone’s anatomy is different, the number of treatments may vary from patient to patient, however, most people are happy with their results within 2-4 treatments.
What are the side effects?
Kybella is considered a safe medical treatment, however, there are some risks associated with treatment. Most common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain numbness, redness and areas of hardness at the injection site. Be prepared to swell for up to 14 days before you achieve your desired results!
How long will results last?
Kybella works to destroy fat cells and once these cells are destroyed they are incapable of producing or storing fat, making further treatments unnecessary once you achieve desired results.
Can I receive kybella while I’m pregnant and/or breastfeeding?
Unfortunately, we do not recommend pregnant and breastfeeding women receive kybella treatments. It is always best to wait until you are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding before you receive any type of medical cosmetic treatments.
If you’ve been trying to reach your body goals with exercise and diet but still have some stubborn spots that just won’t move on, Kybella treatments may be the answer. Contact our team to get more information on how this treatment works and what it can do for you.