Fat under the chin is a stubborn one and tends to be tougher to reduce it even if you follow a strict diet and exercise. It has been usually observed that this accumulation of double chin fat can be genetic and will need extra treatment for inducing better results. Kybella is the first injectable treatment that is approved by FDA and designed precisely to reduce the fat under the chin region.
What Is Kybella?
- Kybella is made of a synthetic form of naturally occurring deoxycholic acid, which is responsible for the absorption of fat in the body. Kybella is a deoxycholic acid that eliminates the walls of fat cells making it lose the ability to hold fat. As it’s injected under the chin, it eliminates the fat cells and causing the disappearance of fat under the chin fat.
- The dead cells are cleaned by the lymph system via blood and metabolized from the body leading to complete elimination. Once Kybella destroys the fat cells, they are gone forever as the results will be permanent. Clinical studies have shown that even individuals who had substantial weight gain after Kybella didn’t have a repeat case of under-chin fat.
- Kybella is used as an alternative to liposuction or other fat elimination surgeries as approved by FDA in 2015. It makes use of a man-made version of deoxycholic acid—a salt present in human bile that helps the digestion of fat to destroy fat cells. As this acid is administered into the double chin region, it will perform the job of destroying fat in those target regions. The dissolved fat will be dead cells and gets washed off by lymphatic and circulatory systems of the body over several weeks. This is the same as the natural deoxycholic acid, where it undergoes a metabolic process and gets broken down to be sent out as waste.
How Does Kybella Work?
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that is naturally generated by the human body to aid in absorbing dietary fat. Kybella injections employ a man-made form of this acid with the help of an injection. After it is administered it destroys fat cells under the chin region depriving its capacity to lose any fat. Guarantee to choose a trained healthcare professional for the Kybella injections as deoxycholic acid have the chance of killing the other cells after injecting.
Before the procedure, the healthcare experts will mark the injection sites and use a topical numbing agent or ice pack for negating any minor discomfort. Typically, a maximum of 50, injections are used under the chin. As the Kybella injection eliminates the fat cells, they are cleaned by the body over the subsequent days.
The total number of treatment sessions will differ across for each individual. Several treatments will be needed to get a positive outcome. You can get around six Kybella treatments, with a gap of one month between every session.
Risks And Side Effects:
Generally found safe and non-surgical, there are some minor side effects such as pain, bruising, swelling, redness, and numbness in the target region. There will be minimal downtime after the procedure but varies across every patient. The negligible side effects will usually fade off in one to two weeks.
There are reports of some rare side effects such as uneven smiles, weakness in facial muscles, swallowing issues, or nerve injury nearby target sites. Any adverse effects after the procedure must not be neglected and discussed thoroughly with your healthcare provider. If you experience any kind of side effects, contact the experts without any delay.
Is Kybella Safe?
The FDA approved Kybella only for the treatment of the double chin. For other regions, several experts across the globe are using it as an off-label treatment. Kybella is a safe and non-surgical treatment without the need for general anesthesia, which adds to the safety quotient. It uses only a tiny needle for injections and there will only be a requirement of numbing agents like cream, ice, or local anesthetic if you are too much concerned about the minor pain. There may be some amount of soreness for a couple of days after the treatment that can be managed by OTC medicines suggested by your experts.
How Long Does It Take To See The Results Of Kybella Treatment?
Generally, it takes around a month to six weeks to get the desired outcomes. Few individuals will see fat elimination only in one treatment while others may require more sessions. But a good thing is once if a specific fat cell loses its ability to store fat it will not come back again. Your expert injector will craft a specific treatment strategy as per precise requirements. The majority of people need more than one treatment to get the planned look with Kybella. As the deoxycholic acid eliminates fat cells in the submental region, the results will last forever, and extra follow-up sessions are not required to eliminate the same fat cells.
Can Everyone Receive Kybella Treatment?
Kybella treatment is not suited for every individual. Below is the list of usual suspects:
Pregnant or nursing women
Other than fat accumulation issues causing double chin such as sagging skin on the neck, bone issues
If you had any surgeries like a neck lift, facelift, or liposuction.
Whatever may be the scenario, it is better to discuss your medical history during the initial consultation with the doctor. They will analyze your condition and let you know if you are the ideal candidate to receive the Kybella treatment. It is always safe to design an individual plan as each patient will have different health conditions.
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