Kybella Injection for Double Chin

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable containing a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid that shrinks a double chin. Deoxycholic acid is a natural bile acid your body produces to help break down dietary fats.

Kybella is FDA-approved to reduce submental or under-the-chin fat. The injected compound destroys fat cells that your body then reabsorbs.

Kybella has few reported side effects, especially when applied by a qualified provider such as those at Idaho Skin Institute.

Who is a candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is appropriate for adults with submental fullness or excess fat under the chin. You may have this “double chin” due to genetics, the effects of aging, or weight gain. Kybella can shrink all forms of submental fullness. Visit Idaho Skin Institute to determine if Kybella is right for you.

What should I expect during a Kybella treatment session?

Before Kybella treatment, your provider applies an anesthetic gel or cooling pad to your chin area, so you don’t experience any discomfort during the injections.

Your provider marks the ideal treatment points on your chin and injects Kybella into these areas. The treatment involves 20-50 small injections in total. Exactly how many injections you receive depends on your desired outcome.

Most patients require more than one Kybella treatment session. Idaho Skin Institute develops a plan for you, with sessions spaced one month apart for a maximum of six months.

How soon do the effects of Kybella occur?

Kybella results take a little time to show as your body needs time to process the destroyed fat cells. Over the course of several weeks, you notice a visible reduction in submental fat.

The results achieved with Kybella are permanent. It destroys the fat cells for good, and they can’t regenerate.

Do I need to schedule downtime following Kybella treatments?

You may experience slight swelling, bruising, or numbness at the site of the injections under your chin. These side effects don’t require you to take time off work or daily activity, however.

If you’re ready to get a contoured profile and eliminate a double chin, contact Idaho Skin Institute to learn about Kybella. Call the office or book online today.

Kascie Russell, RN

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