Even regular exercise and proper diet do not get rid of some stubborn areas of fat, making the dreaded ‘double-chin’ a troublesome area even for the most dedicated individuals. Thankfully, Kybella takes the sweat and worry out of diminishing the excess fat that accumulates under the chin. This cosmetic injectable is composed of deoxycholic acid (also known as cholanoic acid), which targets fat cells to destroy them permanently.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a cosmetic treatment used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat) in adults. The injection was approved by the FDA in 2015 for the facial space between the chin and neck, also known as the submental region of the body. The key ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is a modified form of a substance that naturally occurs in the human body. When it is applied to an area, it permanently destroys fat cells, rendering those cells unable to accumulate or store fat.
How long does Kybella last?
After the initial series of injections, the process is then repeated one to three months later. Clients report noticeable effects after 12 weeks or two sessions. Full results from a Kybella treatment can be seen after six months and are meant to be long-lasting.
What is the recovery time for Kybella?
According to Allergan, the company that makes Kybella, the time it takes to recover from the treatment is approximately one month. This is why it is recommended to wait at least one month between treatments, as shorter intervals may result in unintentional side effects.
Does Kybella really work?
Kybella is indicated for submental fat under the chin, also known as a double chin. Kybella works by causing a chemical reaction that permanently destroys fat cells, meaning they can no longer function as fat cells and cannot store or accumulate fat. Proper candidate selection is the key to successful fat removal with Kybella, and both client desires and realistic results should be discussed with the clinician beforehand to ensure that the client’s needs are best met.
What areas of the body can be treated with Kybella?
In the United States, Kybella is only approved for fat reduction underneath the chin, however many plastic surgeons are discovering that this injection can work on other areas of the body prone to stubborn fat build-up. In fact, in Europe, Kybella injections are currently used to treat fat around the knees, upper arms, elbows, and even the abdomen.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Kybella?
Kybella is a safe injection for the majority of people and most individuals are an ideal candidate, including people who:
- Are over the age of 18
- Are in good health
- Have a moderate amount of neck fat
- Want to avoid invasive surgery
- Have not seen results from diet or exercise
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not receive Kybella injections, as it could cause unintentional damage. Some candidates in their early 20s might be considered ‘too young’ for the procedure, however this is wholly dependent upon individual genetics. To find out if you are a candidate for Kybella, call Remedy MedSpa to speak with one of our experienced clinicians.
If you have stubborn fat below your chin, do not let it lower your confidence, come to Remedy MedSpa for our Kybella treatment! These injections can literally melt away the excess fat below your chin to provide you with a more natural, contoured appearance. Call us today at (603) 665-0870 to book an appointment, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 1 Cotton Rd, Unit 2, Nashua, NH 03063. Our clinic is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 7 PM, and on Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. We serve patients from Nashua NH, Merrimack NH, Hollis NH, Litchfield NH, Amherst NH, Hudson NH, Milford NH, Windham NH, Londonderry NH, and Brookline NH. Looking forward to serve you!