Extra fat around your neck and chin is entirely normal. Fat is simply energy stored, and having a “double chin” is not necessarily a sign of poor health (or even being overweight). That said, most people still desire a more toned chin and neck. Visiting the doctor for removing excess fat can be accomplished in as little as 30 minutes.


What is Kybella?

Kybella is a prescription injectable used to reduce the appearance of a double chin without surgery or liposuction. While a healthy diet and regular exercise are essential, a double chin forms when the skin under the chin becomes lax or saggy. Our doctor may recommend Kybella injection if you’re self-conscious about the fat under your chin.


What makes Kybella unique from other treatment options like laser and liposuction?

Kybella’s effectiveness comes from its medical-grade surfactant composition, which essentially causes fat cells to rupture and drain their contents.

Laser: When it comes to skin tightening, laser treatments are unparalleled. Coolsculpting, a specialized “double chin” dasher, is a notable rival to fat-reducing lasers but can be more uncomfortable due to its extreme temperature manipulation.

Liposuction: Chin liposuction is the surgical removal of subcutaneous fat by inserting a suction cannula through a tiny incision made in the natural crease of the chin.

Kybella is a good option for patients who don’t want to go through invasive surgery, downtime, or aftercare but still want fast, precise results.


Will Kybella work for me

If you have extra fat and soft tissue under your chin, Kybella may be the solution you have been looking for. Do your homework before committing to a facial rejuvenation procedure. Having a double chin can be an annoyance, but our team of experienced skincare professionals will work with you to create a customized skin care treatment plan to help you resolve the issue.


What are the benefits of Kybella?

Enhancing the look of your jawline is a fundamental goal of Kybella treatments. After the fat cells are gone, you’ll love your newfound contours and appearance.

  1. Injections of Kybella are non-surgical and quick. Today, people with double chin have more options than ever besides invasive surgery.
  2. The treatments are highly efficient at eliminating submental fat.
  3. The time it takes to treat each patient varies, but typically it’s under 30 minutes.
  4. Kybella injection has minimal downtimes compared to surgeries.


How many treatments do I need?

The number of Kybella injections you’ll need depends on how much fullness you have under your chin. Most of the time patients will need at least 2 to 4 treatments, with 2 to 3 vials of Kybella per treatment, to achieve desirable results. We provide injections in a relaxing and comfortable setting. Expert physician will inject a local anesthetic into the area when you’re ready to ensure your comfort. You might feel a pinching and soreness sensation after the injections, but most people report no pain.


What is the aftercare after receiving Kybella?

Ice packs may be applied to the treated area during the first 12 hours, ice for 15 minutes once every hour. Avoid direct sunlight and hot temperatures. Do not massage the injection site. Avoid heavy exercise the day of your treatment.


Is it safe?

Kybella is a non-surgical procedure that effectively eliminates fat from the submental area. Deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the human body and is instrumental in the digestion of dietary fat, is the main ingredient in Kybella. There is evidence that this compound effectively dissolves submental fat, which the body then eliminates on its own.


Does it have any side effects?

Swelling is the most common side effect patients will experience. It has been reported that swelling can last up to 10 days and be more severe in some patients than in others. Other side effects include bruising, redness, numbness, pain and hardness in the injected areas. Other less common side effects include nerve injury to the jaw resulting in an uneven smile or weakness of your facial muscles. However, in almost every case, those side effects are temporary and will resolve on their own over time. Also make sure to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions you may have and any medications you are taking, as either may impact your healing process or the likelihood of developing side effects.


When can I expect to see the results

At around the four-week mark, most patients start to notice an improvement. You can expect to continue to see the results of a more sculpted neck for up to eight weeks.

How many sessions will I need?

Most patients will need more than one session to notice a change. We typically recommend a series of two to four sessions, with at least one month in between each. Depending on how much fullness you have, two to four vials may be used per session. The patient can typically see results after the second session.


How long does Kybella work?

Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is a molecule produced naturally by the human body and responsible for the catabolism of dietary fat. When fat is eliminated with Kybella injections, the result is permanent. You won’t need any more Kybella injections after your procedure is finished unless there is a drastic weight gain.


For how long can I continue treatment?

Kybella can be used indefinitely, provided there is persistent fat to eliminate. Financial considerations are the only other factor that can affect whether or not you keep up with your treatments.


Can Kybella be used in other parts of the body?

If you keep up with the latest trends in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, you may have seen videos and social media posts about using Kybella in areas of the body other than the neck and chin. Patients have been focusing on reducing their lower belly fat in particular. This trend has been growing in popularity among medical professionals. Kybella can, in theory, and some clinical settings, be used wherever fat is present. It’s also becoming increasingly common to target the outer bra fat, the arms, and the knees. Love handles, or extra fat around the hips. The term “Banana-Bella” is also gaining popularity. In this method, Kybella is injected into the banana roll or the roll of fat that forms under the buttocks.


How much do Kybella injections cost?

Kybella treatments can range in price, depending on the number of treatments you need. Call Eye Candy VBC today to schedule a consultation!

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