Got some problems with that double chin? Don’t worry. With a treatment like Kybella, you’ll totally grin! Kybella is a prescription medication used to treat the appearance and profile of moderate to severe submental fat in people. It is a non-invasive and risk-free treatment option for lipomas, benign tumors composed of fat cells.
If you’re into removing those fats under your chin, Kybella can undoubtedly help. This treatment is available here at Method Aesthetics in Scottsdale. Our team is ready to assist patients in reducing their profile and boosting their self-esteem without surgery.
Do you want to know more? Read more about Kybella in this post!
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a treatment that is safe and very effective. It’s the only injectable treatment for adults that the FDA has approved and has been shown in clinical trials to permanently destroy fat cells under the chin for gradually better results.
It is a method that uses injections to get rid of fat under the chin without surgery. In this process, the fat cells in this area are targeted with a series of deoxycholic acid injections. No cuts are needed, and the recovery time is usually short.
The best candidate is an adult who is at least 18 years old and has some to a lot of fat under the chin. You might not be a good candidate if you have had or are planning to have facial surgery, if you have trouble swallowing, if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have an infection or other medical condition at or near the planned injection site.
How It Works
Kybella is made of a fat-reducing chemical called deoxycholic acid. This molecule is caused by your body and is used to break down fat. During your Kybella treatment, when synthetic deoxycholic acid is put on the fat cells under your chin, it kills them.
Because the cells are killed during this treatment, they can no longer store fat. This means that the effects of Kybella will last as long as you eat well and exercise regularly and don’t make any new fat cells.
Plan your Kybella treatment with your doctor and ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. Talk about your health history and strategies on your face, neck, or chin to make you look better.
Tell your doctor if you have difficulty swallowing or bleeding a lot. The effects of Kybella on a fetus or baby are still being studied, so tell your doctor if you are nursing, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant soon.
Kybella doesn’t require surgery, so there isn’t much you need to do to get ready. It’s best to plan the procedure well ahead of any significant events. Suppose you wash your face well before your appointment. In that case, you can lower the chance of infection, and avoiding ibuprofen and acetaminophen can keep you from getting bruises after the treatment.
Here at Method Aesthetics in Scottsdale, we will guide you through the treatment method and discuss your goals. We always prioritize our customer’s safety. That’s why we provide a consultation before and after the procedure. Your beauty is safe with us, and so is your security!
Our doctors at Method Aesthetics in Scottdale will give you several small injections in specific places under your chin. It only takes about 5 minutes to provide a Kybella with a shot. During the treatment, you will feel like you are on fire, but this feeling will go away after a few minutes.
After the surgery, you might get bruises and swell up for a week or two. The treated area may also feel numb for a short time. After about 6 weeks, you will see how your treatment worked. Most people need two to four treatments, spaced out every four to six weeks, to get the profile they want.
Talk to us about how you want your chin to look, and we can make a treatment plan just for you. Drop by our clinic or give us a call! For ease and convenience, you can also book an appointment online today to learn more about Kybella.
Don’t be afraid to get started with this life-changing, minimally invasive treatment! Gain the confidence that you deserve and always wanted now!
Is Kybella Safe?
Most people think that Kybella is safe. There is a slight chance that the procedure will damage nerves, leading to a crooked smile or trouble swallowing. Most of the time, this damage is only short-term.
Kybella is only allowed to be used under the chin. When Kybella is used “off-label” to treat other body parts, there may be other risks.
The average price of lipolysis by injection is $1,027. But since most people get more than one procedure, the total cost could be between $3,000 and $5,500. Kybella injections are usually not covered by insurance because they are a cosmetic procedure. So, you’ll probably have to pay for it yourself.
There are other things to get rid of submental fat. If you don’t wish to have Kybella, try these recommended procedures below:
- SculpSure. Laser lipolysis is the name for this. It works like Vanquish in that it heats and destroys fat cells, but instead of using radiofrequency, it uses a laser.
- Neck Contour. This option is more intrusive than the ones we’ve discussed. It could be a neck lift, liposuction, or both. This surgery aims to get rid of a double chin and make the chin and neck look flat and smooth.
- Vanquish. Vanquish, also called radiofrequency lipolysis, kills fat cells by heating them with a radio frequency.
Risks & Side Effects
Even though Kybella doesn’t require surgery, it can cause pain, swelling, bruises, redness, and numbness. Most people don’t need much time to heal after getting Kybella, but this varies from person to person. Most minor side effects go away in a week to two weeks.
Serious side effects have happened, like weakening of the facial muscles, an uneven smile, trouble swallowing, or damage to a nerve in the jaw. Talk to your healthcare provider about any pain you feel after a treatment. You should immediately talk to your doctor if you have any severe side effects.
Is Kybella Really Effective?
Studies worldwide show that more people who took Kybella saw less fat under their chin. On the other side, fewer people who took a fake drug did. Also, most people who got Kybella said they were happier with how that part of their face looked. This shows that Kybella is good at getting rid of fat under the chin.
So whenever you need assistance, feel free to call us here at Method Aesthetics in Scottdale. We’re ready to help you with your goals and treat those fats under your chin!