A nonsurgical injection technique used to reduce excess fat from beneath the chin is Kybella treatments. Treatments use a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid and usually only take about 15 to 20 minutes each session. The FDA, since 2015, approves the use of Kybella and this treatment is an ideal alternative to surgical procedures such as liposuction. In about 82% of the patients in clinical trials found significant improvement and satisfaction with their results, and during these trials, the injections concluded to be safe. At this time, we at Open Door Med Spa would like to further elaborate on Kybella injections.
How Does Kybella Work?
As mentioned, Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable technique designed to target fat beneath the chin. The process uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections that attack the fat cells in the centralized area. A bile acid known as deoxycholic acid, is naturally produced by your body to help absorb fat. In Kybella injections is a synthetic form of this acid. After Kybella is injected, it destroys fat cells under the chin to stop which prevent storing fat. It is important you allow a certified healthcare specialist to administer your Kybella injections as the deoxycholic acid can kill other cells in the process. With no incision requirements, the downtown is minimal in most cases.
Who Is & Is Not a Good Candidate for Kybella?
Those with moderate to severe fat beneath their chin and who over the age of 18 are candidates for this procedure. However, there are a few points that disqualify you as a potential candidate for this procedure and they include anyone who has trouble swallowing, planning on or had facial surgery, those pregnant or nursing, has a medical condition near the injection site, or experiencing an infection.
What do I Need to Know Before Getting Kybella?
Being a nonsurgical procedure, there is little preparation required. Make certain you do not have any major events planned to follow the procedure. Properly wash your face before the procedure is important and avoid ibuprofen and acetaminophen in order to prevent post-treatment bruising.
Do They Numb You Before Kybella?
Before the injection, the medical expert marks the injection site with a marker. A topical numbing agent or ice pack may also be utilized to ease any pain or discomfort. The average patient needs 20-30 injections and may take up to 50 injections under the chin, where the acid works gradually to kill fat cells as it metabolizes by the body over the following weeks. Depending on your individual case, it can take multiple treatments, up to 6, to reach desired results, and you need a month for a cool down period between each treatment.
How Long Do Kybella Side Effects Last?
From this nonsurgical Kybella treatments, most side effects are mild with some pain, bruising, swelling, redness, and numbness. These minor effects with usually subdue within a one to two weeks. Rare and more severe side effects may be experienced, and they are nerve injury in the jaw, trouble swallowing, as well as an uneven smile, and/or facial muscle weakness. If any of these symptoms manifest, contact a healthcare provider immediately.
Kybella Injections in Mansfield, Texas (Just Minutes away from Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, De Soto, Red Oak, Midlothian, Waxahachie, Cleburne & Benbrook, Texas)
A treatment plan is designed for your individual goals, and most can expect more than one treatment session. After the deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells in the submental area further treatment is not expected as the fat cells can no longer store fat and the results are long lasting. If you are interested in Kybella injections, call Open Door Med Spa today for your consultation, we will ensure you are a healthy candidate and discuss your treatment plan.