As you get older, you might notice more fat accumulation below your chin. This is known as submental fullness or a double chin. Although submental fullness is common, many people don’t like how it affects their appearance. Unfortunately, these stubborn fat deposits are difficult to target using diet and exercise alone. That’s where we come in.
At Revive Wellness Group in Perrysburg, OH, we can eliminate your double chin and help you achieve a slimmer profile using Kybella injections. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind injectable treatment.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable to treat the appearance of double chins. It can be used by men and women to permanently destroy the fat cells responsible for submental fullness.
How Do Kybella Injections Work?
Kybella fat-dissolving injections use a synthesized version of deoxycholic acid.
Deoxycholic acid is made naturally in your liver. It is one of many bile acids that your liver secretes to help digest food. Specifically, deoxycholic acid helps break down and digest fat cells in the foods you eat.
When we inject Kybella under your chin, the deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cells in the same way it does in your digestive system. Once the fat cells are broken down and destroyed, your body naturally flushes them out through normal metabolic processes. The result is a slimmer profile with significantly less submental fullness.
What to Expect Before and During Kybella Treatment
Before treatment, we ask that you come in for a consultation so we can discuss your needs and expectations. This also gives us an opportunity to assess your condition and make the appropriate recommendations for treatment.
Once we determine you’re a good candidate, we might be able to perform treatment on the same day. If not, we’ll schedule a time for you to come back in.
When you arrive on your treatment day, make sure to show up with a clean, makeup-free face. We’ll show you to the treatment room and let you relax while we prep the injections.
We will go over your expectations with you one more time and mark off the appropriate injection sites. Next, we will clean the area and apply a topical numbing cream if you prefer. Then we will make a series of small injections under your chin until the appropriate amount of Kybella is administered.
This process is relatively quick and only takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
How Does Kybella Compare to Liposuction for Double Chin Removal?
Although effective, liposuction is invasive and impractical for many people. Kybella is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that can achieve very similar results without the need for any incisions or sutures. Unlike liposuction, Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment that doesn’t require a long recovery period.
Can Kybella Make You Look Younger?
Kybella’s first and foremost purpose is to destroy fat cells and eliminate the appearance of a double chin. However, many people find that a slimmer profile makes them look younger since their neck and face don’t appear to be weighed down.
How Many Treatment Sessions Are Necessary to See Results?
The initial results of Kybella fat-dissolving injections can be seen after just one treatment. However, most people need two to four treatment sessions to fully achieve their desired results.
You may need up to six sessions of Kybella, depending on how severe your submental fullness is. We will assess your condition when you come in for a consultation and give you a better estimate of how many sessions you can expect.
How Long Do the Results of Kybella Last?
One of the biggest benefits of Kybella injections is that the results are long-lasting. The fat cells destroyed during treatment are permanently removed from your body.
Your body can create new fat cells if you gain weight again. But as long as you maintain a healthy weight, you can expect the results of Kybella to last.
How Much Downtime Is Necessary After Treatment?
There is no downtime required after Kybella treatment, so you are free to return to work and go about your normal day. Of course, you can take the day off from work if you prefer to relax and take it easy after treatment.
A small amount of swelling after treatment is normal. This swelling shows you that Kybella is working. You can apply ice packs to manage any temporary swelling.
It’s also important to drink lots of water in the days after treatment. Staying hydrated helps your body efficiently flush out the destroyed fat cells.
Can Kybella Injections Be Combined with Other Treatments?
Kybella can be combined with other cosmetic treatments to achieve more significant overall results. For example, you can also get Juvéderm fillers to treat fine lines and wrinkles on your face when you schedule Kybella treatment. Combining treatments can help save you time by minimizing your office visits.
It’s important to tell us about any treatments you’re interested in when you come in for a consultation. We’d love to craft the best treatment plan for you that will address all of your cosmetic concerns.
Book with Confidence
You can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands when you book an appointment at Revive Wellness Group in Perrysburg, OH. We have over 35 years of combined experience and medical expertise that we wield to help men and women look and feel their best.
If you think you may be a good candidate for Kybella injections, give us a call today to schedule your consultation.