Minimize your double chin with Kybella injections! This FDA-approved technique involves nonsurgical injections that target the fat beneath the chin.
Revivology is proud to offer this innovative solution in reducing submental fat across Utah. Adult patients over 18 years old with moderate or severe chin fat can visit our premier surgical spa. Schedule a free consultation today!
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is the only FDA-approved, non-surgical injection technique targeting submental fat. A 2016 clinical trial concluded that Kybella is a safe and effective procedure after 82.4% of involved patients reported significant improvement and satisfaction with their appearances.
Most cases have minimal downtime because of how no incisions are required in this procedure. Kybella injections utilize deoxycholic acid, which helps absorb fats. These special injections specifically work by breaking down cells in fatty tissues.
Its approval came in 2015 after the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) surveyed consumers. They found that 67% of their subjects expressed worry over the excess fat under their chins and necks.
If you’re experiencing similar worry, we are here to help you. Get in touch with our experts to assess your situation and determine your options with Kybella injections.
How Much Is Kybella?
Average Kybella treatments cost between $1,200 and $1,800. The number of treatments you might need for your unique situation will affect your total cost. Expect to pay for two to six treatments to see results.
Note that Kybella is a cosmetic procedure. So, your medical insurance does not cover Kybella injections.
At Revivology, we aim to make our services as accessible as possible. Consider getting one of our payment plans to finance your Kybella treatments.
How Do I Prepare for Kybella Injections?
Kybella is a non-surgical procedure requiring little preparation. Be sure to schedule your Kybella injections enough ahead of any major events, especially any treatments near your face. Washing your face before your Kybella appointment may help minimize infection risks.
Planning your Kybella treatment may require professional medical advice. Be sure to consult with your healthcare provider before proceeding with a Kybella treatment. Discussing your recent medical history with an expert can help determine whether this cosmetic procedure suits your current situation.
With professional medical input, you can ensure that you fit the criteria for Kybella patients.
Who Can Get Kybella?
Kybella is suited for adults who are 18 years and older. Younger individuals with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin and neck may not be the best candidates for this procedure. Also, consider seeking medical advice before getting Kybella injections if:
- You have undergone facial surgery recently
- You plan to get facial surgery soon
- You have trouble swallowing
- You have bleeding problems
- You are pregnant or nursing
- You have a medical condition around the injection site
- You have undergone other cosmetic procedures around your face, neck, or chin
Studies surrounding Kybella’s effects on people with similar situations remain ongoing. Be sure to prioritize your safety when considering Kybella injections.
What Should I Do After Getting Kybella Injections?
Avoid taking over-the-counter pain-relieving medications, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen or paracetamol. Staying away from these medications after your Kybella treatment can help prevent bruising, which may affect your aesthetic goals.
How Many Kybella Treatments Do I Need?
Expect to get at least two to six Kybella treatments before achieving your aesthetic goals. Clinical studies stated that 59% of patients experienced visible results after six Kybella sessions. Your treatment sessions should be at least a month apart from each other to allow for optimal results.
After your treatments, you can expect lasting results. Deoxycholic acid destroys submental fat cells completely. Fat cells in your treated area will no longer store fat, making future treatments unnecessary.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella treatments involve deoxycholic acid injections. Deoxycholic acid is bile that helps absorb fat. Your body produces this acid naturally.
Kybella injections use synthetic deoxycholic acid. Injecting this acid in the submental area targets the fat cells in the chin and neck directly. Deoxycholic acid kills fat cells gradually, allowing the body to metabolize them over the following weeks.
Once the synthetic acid destroys the fat cells, they can no longer store fat. However, deoxycholic acid can affect other cells apart from fat cells in your submental area so it is important to have these injections done by professionals who know what they’re doing. Our medical professionals at Revivology have the right training to administer Kybella injections, and we follow all the best standards and protocols to ensure optimal results, helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Kybella sessions mostly involve marking injection sites to know which areas need the most attention. We then apply an ice pack or topical numbing agent to help minimize pain during the procedure. Expect between 20 to 50 injections in one Kybella session.
Does Kybella Have Negative Side Effects?
You may experience some discomfort when getting Kybella injections. Common minor side effects that you may experience in the treatment area include:
These side effects typically subside within the first or second week of treatment. However, recovery time varies between patients.
Meanwhile, some cases involve major side effects, including:
- Facial muscle weakness
- Uneven smiling
- Trouble swallowing
- Jaw nerve injuries
Be sure to discuss your next steps with your healthcare provider should you experience these major side effects.
Although Kybella is a non-surgical procedure, reliable surgeons will ensure that you avoid these post-surgical side effects. At Revivology, we have seasoned professionals who can administer Kybella injections correctly. We ensure that your sessions go smoothly to minimize any injection side effects while optimizing your results. Allow us to help you achieve your aesthetic results with our Kybella treatments.