What Is Kybella?
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable designed to destroy fat cells in the area under the chin to provide a sleeker, slimmer profile. Its active ingredient, synthetic deoxycholic acid, occurs naturally within the body and helps to break down and absorb fat. Kybella can also be used off-label to treat areas of adipose tissue (fat) such as bra fat and has been a useful tool to treat lipomas non-surgically. The experts at Premier Dermatology are proud to offer Kybella in Wellesley.
How Does Kybella Work?
When deoxycholic acid is injected into the treatment area just under the chin, it starts breaking down fat cells. This process works to reduce the appearance of what many refer to as a “double chin.”
Unlike many treatments that are temporary and must be repeated every few months to maintain results, Kybella is a permanent treatment. Once it destroys the fat cells in the treatment area, they cannot regrow there, as long as your weight is stable.
What Can I Expect with Kybella?
It is important to note that most clients require anywhere from one to three Kybella treatment sessions in order to achieve the desired results. Side effects include some redness at the injection site, swelling, bruising, and slight temporary numbness at the treated site.
Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella?
The best candidates for a Kybella treatment are in good overall health and want to correct submental fat permanently. This treatment is a great option for those who prefer limited downtime and are more comfortable with a non-surgical approach to removing fat in the chin area or other desired areas of treatment.
Since Kybella is an injection-based treatment, candidates must have no active infection in the submental area. People who are allergic to deoxycholic acid should consult with us to explore other options.
The best results from a Kybella treatment can be experienced by people committed to a healthy lifestyle. Before considering a Kybella treatment, quit smoking for several weeks and avoid drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours before and after your appointment.
Your Kybella Consultation
A Kybella consultation involves an assessment of your submental area. You will also be asked about your appearance goals. Provide your complete medical history and inform us of any allergies.
Once you are eligible for the treatment, you will be told about the details of treatment, and directions will be given to help you prepare. We will help you set realistic expectations and visualize the timeline of your results. If you have any questions, the best time to ask is during the consultation.
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Your Kybella Session
The treatment typically only takes 20 minutes. The area for treatment will be cleaned to help avoid complications. The area will then be temporarily marked to create a guide for the injection sites. The injections will then be delivered precisely and with great care.
After the treatment, there is only minimal downtime/recovery time needed, and you are free to resume your daily activities. Keep in mind that you may have significant bruising and swelling in the first few days after treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
For the best submental fat reduction results with Kybella in Wellesley, contact Premier Dermatology today to schedule your consultation. You will meet with our licensed, board-certified dermatologist to find out the optimal treatment approach for you.