Kybella

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What is Kybella?

Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment created by Allergan (comparable to fillers like Botox and Juvederm) that’s used to target fat beneath the chin, as well as other areas. The cosmetic procedure uses a series of injections to target the fat cells in a particular area, usually a submental area. No incisions are required, and the downtime is minimal in most cases.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella is an injectable that helps improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat. Kybella is made of an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat.

When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those fat cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the treatment session is complete, you will begin to see a noticeable reduction in fullness beneath your chin.

Most patients need 2-4 double chin treatment sessions spaced at least 6 weeks apart to achieve their desired results.

How Long Does Kybella Last?

Kybella injections are a very effective treatment, and most people see results after just one treatment session. However, the results are not permanent. You will need to undergo maintenance treatments every few months to preserve your contouring and prevent the eliminated fat from returning. Kybella is a great option for people who are not interested in surgery or do not want to go through a lengthy recovery process.

Benefits of Kybella

Kybella can help you achieve a more youthful, contoured appearance without surgery or downtime. In addition to reducing submental fullness, Kybella can also help improve your jawline definition and overall facial proportions. Kybella is a safe and effective treatment for most people, and many patients find it to be a convenient alternative to more invasive cosmetic treatments, such as liposuction, plastic surgery, and other surgical procedures.

Kybella is an affordable and effective treatment that has worked cosmetic wonders for countless patients.

Risks of Kybella

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable medication that is used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat deposits below the chin, also known as “double chin.” Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats.

The most common side effects of Kybella include:

  1. Swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area
  2. Difficulty swallowing
  3. Muscle weakness
  4. Infection

Fortunately, these side effects are almost always mild and temporary. Kybella patients typically experience little to no discomfort after undergoing this treatment.

How Much Does Kybella Cost?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how much Kybella costs since the price will vary depending on your unique treatment plan and the number of treatments you need. However, on average, patients can expect to pay between $1,200 and $2,000 per session.

Here at Michelle Esthetics, we take pride in offering affordable prices for all of our patients. To learn more about how much your Kybella treatment might cost, set up a free consultation with us today.

Ideal Kybella Candidates

The best candidates for Kybella are adults 18 years or older with little to moderate fat beneath the chin. You may not be a good candidate if you have had or are planning to have facial surgery, if you have trouble swallowing, are pregnant or nursing, or have an infection or medical condition in or near the planned injection site.

How to Prepare for Kybella

In order to prepare for your treatment, you will likely need to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and other blood thinners for a few days before your appointment. You will also need to avoid drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Kybella is typically injected in a series of treatments, so be sure to schedule your appointments in advance.

If you have any other questions about what Kybella treatments entail, reach out to Michelle Esthetics to consult one of our experienced estheticians.

What Can I Expect After My Kybella Treatment?

To optimize your Kybella results, it’s vital to prepare for after-care. Swelling, or the “bull frog” appearance, can commence right after your treatment. This is a part of the necessary inflammation process that aids in the consumption of fat cells.

This intense swelling lasts an average of 72 hours, followed by mild swelling for an average of 2-3 weeks. You can expect to see your final results within 6-12 weeks of your treatment.

Does Kybella Really Work?

There is a lot of debate surrounding Kybella and whether or not it actually works. For most patients, it is a highly effective treatment. However, its efficacy for you will depend on your physiological condition and the reasons for which you’re seeking Kybella treatment.

To find out whether you’d benefit from Kybella treatment, contact Michelle Esthetics to learn more about it and how it could help you achieve your cosmetic goals

Kybella at Michelle Esthetics

At Michelle Esthetics, all treatments are designed to deliver breathtaking results. When visiting a medical spa we believe that the experience is just as important as the treatment, so our professionals receive advanced ongoing training to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about services we provide.

If you are bothered by the appearance of a double chin, come in for a consultation with one of our Kybella-skilled estheticians to create a custom treatment plan. Reach out to us today to learn more about the best ways to reclaim your natural beauty!

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