Kybella for double chin and chin tightening

You don’t have to hide your double chin anymore with Kybella.

What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a non-surgical method for getting rid of your double chin.  The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® results in destruction of fat cells and reduction of your double chin

What is the process like?
This procedure is performed in the office and usually takes less than 30 minutes.  First the skin is cleansed thoroughly and either numbing gel or an ice pack is applied to the treatment site.  The process of injecting Kybella® involves a thin needle, which means the pain felt during injections is comparable to a slight pinprick.  Tingling sensation can also be felt during the treatment.  Icing is performed immediately post-procedure to minimize discomfort.

Most patients treated with Kybella® experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2-4 treatments, typically scheduled at least 4-6 weeks apart.

What is the downtime for using Kybella?
For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session.  The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, and areas of hardness, numbness and redness in the treatment area.  When scheduling your appointment, be mindful of your social and work commitments, as there can be noticeable swelling for 3-4 days after the procedure.

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”

It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.

Who should not receive KYBELLA®?

You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.

Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®).

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).


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