Feb 15 2017
Are you tired of seeing double? Does your double chin make you unhappy with your appearance? If you’re self-conscious about the way your double chin makes you look, there is a way to eliminate that loose skin under your chin once and for all. Kybella is a safe and effective treatment that uses deoxycholic acid, an enzyme your body naturally produces, to break down fat cells. Here are some of the most common questions about Kybella treatment.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that is FDA-approved to disrupt fatty tissue that collects under your chin. Kybella is injected into the fatty tissue to get rid of fat cells, and after the procedure, these cells are not able to accumulate fat anymore.
How Is It Done?
The area to be treated is numbed with a topical cream or a lidocaine injection. The Kybella agent is then injected into the area. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes.
Does It Hurt?
Patients typically describe Kybella treatment as a little uncomfortable, but no worse than having dental work done. The injection is done using a very tiny needle, which can produce a burning sensation which subsides after about 15 minutes. You may experience some minor redness, bruising or swelling, but it is only temporary and generally lasts about a week.
How Do I Know If Kybella Is Right For Me?
You may be a good candidate for Kybella if you’re unhappy with the droopiness in your jawline and neck, or if you notice a double chin when you look head in on the mirror or in profile.
What Is The Recovery Time?
You can expect swelling and redness for about a week after treatment. During this time, you should take time off work to rest up, or schedule the procedure over a long weekend.