What is Kybella?
Kybella is the only FDA approved injection to treat submental fullness, also known as a double chin, and is a great treatment option for those wanting to avoid surgical procedures such as liposuction for fat reduction.
Patients with consolidated fat deposits and fullness underneath the chin are great candidates for having Kybella. Because Kybella is not intended to remove skin, patients who have a lot of loose and hanging skin (“turkey neck”) are not good candidates for this procedure.
What Concerns Can Kybella Treat?
Kybella is used as an injection, much like Botox or Dermal Fillers (Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane), in the submental/“double chin” region to dissolve fat away and improve the overall contour of the neck and jawline.
What Can I Expect During Kybella Procedure?
After Dee Patel NP assesses the treatment area, she will mark and grid the anatomic target zone. This process ensures equal delivery of the Kybella, so there is no risk of contour irregularity. The treatment area is subsequently numbed with topical numbing anesthetic cream to ensure there is no pain or discomfort from the Kybella treatment. An ice pack is applied while the numbing medicine takes its effect. After a period of 5-10 minutes, Dee NP injects Kybella to the area of interest. This is a virtually painless process. Ice packs are reapplied for 5-10 minutes. The Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells immediately.
What Can I Expect After Kybella Treatment?
The most common side effects include:
- Areas of hardness in the treatment area
These side effects are also the most common side effects seen with Botox injections or dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. Patients experience different degrees of swelling, but it is a normal part of the healing process.
Results of Kybella:
Kybella is a PERMANENT FAT DISSOLVING solution to a heavy neck/jawline. UNLIKE botox or dermal fillers, this treatment is permanent. Your results depend on the amount of excess fat you have under your chin. Most patients begin seeing results 3-4 weeks post-injection.
Patients receive multiple injections (like Botox or fillers) in a single treatment. Most patients generally require 3-4 treatment sessions about one to two months apart to see their optimal results.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Ready to learn more about Kybella and find out if you are a good candidate? Call (803) 650-3712 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation with our board-certified Nurse Practitioner, Dee Patel NP.
342 Patricia Lane, Suite 103
Fort Mill SC 29708