Is your double chin making you feel self-conscious? Would you like to get rid of it without surgery? If so, Kybella® may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Kybella® is an injectable treatment specifically targeting submental fullness, also known as a “double chin.” This blog post will discuss how Kybella® works, its benefits, and what to expect during the treatment process.
How Kybella® Works
Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that uses synthetic deoxycholic acid to break down and absorb fat cells in the submental area. The body naturally produces deoxycholic acid, which aids in digestion and fat absorption. When injected into the fat cells under the chin, Kybella® causes them to rupture and be absorbed by the body. Over time, the treated area becomes slimmer and more defined.
4 Benefits of Kybella®
Kybella® is a non-surgical treatment option that offers many benefits, including:
- Permanent results: Once the desired look is achieved, the results are permanent.
- Minimal downtime: Unlike surgical options, Kybella® requires little to no downtime. After treatment, patients can resume their normal activities.
- Customizable treatment: Kybella® is a highly customizable treatment option. The number of treatments will vary based on the amount and desired results of submental fat.
- Safe and effective: Kybella® is an FDA-approved treatment proven safe and effective in clinical trials.
What to Expect During Treatment
Before the treatment, your healthcare provider will assess your submental fullness and determine the number of injections needed. During the treatment, Kybella® is injected directly into the fat cells under the chin using a small needle. The number of injections required depends on how much submental fat must be removed.
After the treatment, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treated area. The side effects are usually mild and resolve naturally within a few days. It’s important to follow your healthcare provider’s aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing and to achieve the best results.
Schedule a Kybella Consultation with Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics Today
At Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics, we offer consultations to assess if patients are good candidates for Kybella. To arrange a meeting with us, please call our La Casita location at 210.692.3000 or our Sonterra location at 210.370.9995. We serve San Antonio and its surrounding locations in Texas.