What can Kybella help treat?
Kybella is injected in the submental/“double chin” region to dissolve fat away and improve the overall contour of the neck and jawline. Kybella is an FDA Approved for Double chin ( excess of submental fat treatment).
Who is the ideal patient for Kybella?
Patients with consolidated fat deposits and fullness underneath the chin and want non-invasive treatment, are good candidates for having Kybella.
During consultation, Dr Ray explains the benefits of Kybella and would offer realistic expectations, the best treatment option and what you should expect through the course of treatment.
What happens to the skin on my neck after the Kybella is injected?
After Kybella injections, initially the chin becomes more swollen but that would not last. Within a week, chin starts to shrink and the neck skin tends to “lift”/tighten as healing occurs.
How many treatments will I need?
According to our experience and data provided by Allergan, Patients would need to receive 3-4 treatment sessions about one month apart to see their optimal results.
What can I expect for my second injection session?
Patients experience much less swelling and bruising than the first round of treatment. Patients also notice improved contouring and skin tightness in the neck as each treatment continues.
Are there any side effects?
The studies over 1,000 adult participants with moderate or severe submental fat, showed the safety and effectiveness of Kybella. The participants who received Kybella (for up to six treatments) instead of a placebo (non-Kybella) more frequently saw reductions in fat and improved jawline/neckline contour.
Kybella can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness, and trouble swallowing. The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These side effects are also the most common side effects seen with Botox injections or dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.
What is the downtime after the injection?
Patients experience different degrees of swelling, but it is a normal part of the healing process. Kybella injections result in minimal downtime and occasionally may cause bruising in the area which will go away within one week or so. Most patients would begin seeing results 3-4 weeks post injection.
Ready to get started?
Ready to learn more about Kybella and find out if you are a good candidate? Call 916 500-2474 to schedule a consultation with Dr Ray at Elite Medical Aesthetics, Rocklin or fill out the request for consultation form.