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Kybella FAQ

Kybella FAQ

Kybella FAQ

Have you ever wished that your double chin could just magically go away? Well, now there is a simple solution to getting rid of your double chin, but it’s not with magic, it’s with science. You can achieve that sleek, defined chin in a matter of visits at our state-of-the-art facility with Kybella, a non-surgical injectable treatment that reduces moderate to severe fat on the upper neck.

As the premiere med spa in the medical aesthetics industry, we often get asked a ton of questions about Kybella. Are you considering a Kybella treatment for your double chin any time soon? Read the most common Kybella FAQ below!

Common Kybella Treatment Questions

What is submental fullness?

Submental fullness is excess fat found under the chin, commonly referred to as a “double chin.” Both men and women may experience submental fullness in the neck, which can be caused by weight gain, genetics, and aging. This is a bothersome condition that affects 1 in 4 adults, and it’s a top aesthetic concern among aesthetically oriented clients.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved cosmetic injectable treatment to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin. The fat melting injection is made up of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected directly into the skin beneath your chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells, melting away your double chin.

How does Kybella work?

When Kybella is injected into the submental region, the membranes of the targeted fat cells are destroyed, causing them to no longer store fat. This is followed by the body’s natural elimination and healing process that takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks after receiving these non-surgical fat melting injections. This results in a noticeable reduction in submental fullness, revealing an improved and contoured chin profile.

What areas can be treated with Kybella?

The most common areas used for the removal of fat are underneath the chin. Off-label Kybella treatments can be used for smaller areas of unwanted fat and body contouring, including armpit fat, inner knee fat, bra bulges, and back fat.

Kybella vs. liposuction for a double chin? What is the difference?

Kybella is a non-surgical solution to the double chin and other small areas of stubborn fat where you are looking for more contour and definition. This fat melting injection allows you to treat these small fat pockets without surgery. Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that involves a longer recovery time and can leave a small scar in the area. The procedure has additional risks and involves going under anesthesia.

Does Kybella hurt?

Kybella involves minimal pain and discomfort. Before a Kybella treatment for your double chin, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the area to reduce discomfort. Some patients describe a slight burning sensation during the injections, but the feeling subsides within minutes. After treatment, an ice pack helps ease any feeling of discomfort. For patients opposed to injections, CoolSculpting on the submental area may be an alternative treatment.

How many Kybella treatments will I need?

Patients will need a series of up to two to four treatments, scheduled every 6 to 8 weeks for optimal results.

How long is a Kybella treatment?

Kybella is a relatively quick and easy lunchtime procedure. Most patients are in and out within 30 minutes; most of the time is used to allow the topical numbing to work.

Kybella Pre Treatment Instructions

During your complimentary Kybella consultation, our expert aestheticians evaluate your skin and answer any treatment questions you may have. They will also discuss pre-treatment instructions:

  • If you have a special event coming up, you may want to schedule your treatment two to three weeks in advance.
  • Discontinue the use of Aspirin, fish oil, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids at least one week before your treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding.
  • Avoid alcohol 24 to 48 hours before and after your treatment. This may contribute to increased swelling or irritation.

Kybella Post Care Tips

  • After a series of Kybella injections, don’t touch, press, rub, or massage the treatment area.
  • Ice the treated areas for the next 24 hours to minimize any discomfort.
  • Apply Arnica gel to the treatment area to help decrease the bruising, swelling, and discomfort.
  • Sleep on your back and with your head elevated for the next three to five days after treatment.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise, sun, and heat exposure for three to five days after treatment.
  • Avoid Aspirin, fish oil, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids at least three days to one week after treatment to decrease the chances of bleeding and bruising.
  • Avoid alcohol 24 to 48 hours after your treatment. This may contribute to increased swelling or irritation.
  • Avoid cosmetic treatments such as injections, laser, or facials to the Kybella treatment

Experience Kybella Injections

One of the best non-surgical options available to deal with a double chin is the FDA-approved injection called Kybella. These fat melting injections dissolve fat cells in a much less painful manner than liposuction with minimal downtime!

If you’re looking for a way to eliminate that stubborn double chin, we are here to help.  We invite you to schedule a complimentary Kybella consultation at the National Laser Institute Medical Spa. One of our certified professionals will meet with you to evaluate your skin care desires and discuss a Kybella treatment for your double chin.

We hope our Kybella FAQ has answered any questions or concerns you may have had about this procedure. If you have any additional inquiries, please do not hesitate to ask us!

To learn more about Kybella, the revolutionary fat melting injection, please call 1-800-851-0969 or click here to schedule your free Kybella consultation with one of our expert skin care specialists. As always, don’t forget to ask about our monthly specials!

Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.