Kybella® is the first and only FDA approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of fat under the chin (double chin).
WHAT IS KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA causes the destruction of fat cells.
HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK?
Active ingredient in KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
WHAT CAUSES A DOUBLE CHIN?
KYBELLA TREATMENTS RESULTED IN HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION
According to the pilot study, 79% of Kybella injected patients reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin
HOW IS KYBELLA ADMINISTERED?
Typically 15-20 minute procedure in the office. The appointment slot could be longer for possible numbing procedures, explanations, post procedure care, etc. First anatomical planning is made with boundaries drawn to avoid damage to vital structures. Second dose planning is made with respect to the size/amount of fullness which needs to be addressed. Typically 14-40 shots given with a needle which in my practice is the same as our very small Botox needle. The dosing and number of shots is customized for each patient.
ARE KYBELLA INJECTIONS PAINFUL?
Most patients report a 4/10 pain scale experience with the first few minutes after injection of Kybella. Then the pain level subsides rapidly. Methods such as ice, pain reliever pills, numbing cream, numbing shots, ring blocks, tumescent lidocaine injections are possible methods to help keep the pain under control. It seems with subsequent sessions the pain level seems to decrease.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED FOR KYBELLA?
Many patients treated with Kybella experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2-4 treatments. Some require 6 treatments. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with Kybella again.
HOW FAR APART SHOULD EACH SESSION BE FOR KYBELLA?
DOES SKIN TIGHTENING OCCUR WITH KYBELLA TREATMENTS?
There is some skin tightening with Kybella which is associated with the inflammatory process after the procedure.
WHAT ARE THE BEST NECKS FOR KYBELLA?
Those necks with central fullness with minimal loose skin.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER KYBELLA TREATMENTS?
For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. Some patients wear a compression neck band (from our surgical neck lift practice) as much as they can for 1 week after the procedure. The bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area might get in the way of some social plans and work commitments in the following week – especially the first two days after the procedure. Downtime seems to be decreased with the following treatments
PRECAUTIONS REGARDING KYBELLA
The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Kybella can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. Always choose a qualified specialist to treat you with Kybella.
IS KYBELLA PERMANENT?
Kybella can produce stunning and long-lasting results. After treatment, patients achieve well-defined facial contours without going under the knife.
But that doesn’t mean you can throw a healthy lifestyle out the window after getting the injections. If you gain weight, new fat cells can grow in the chin area. This would then give you the appearance of a double chin again. The exact results vary from person to person.*
The best way to ensure a top-notch outcome is to choose a reputable and experienced provider and follow their aftercare instructions. They’ll advise you to watch your diet and practice a healthy lifestyle.
KYBELLA VS. COOLSCULPTING: WHICH IS BETTER FOR DOUBLE CHINS?
Both Kybella and CoolSculping work similarly in that they kill fat cells in directed treatment site(s). While CoolSculpting freezes fat cells all over the body, Kybella kills them with apoptosis, a natural bodily process. Kybella is FDA-approved to treat submental fat, so we recommend this injection if you’re looking to get rid of your double chin.
IS KYBELLA BETTER THAN LIPOSUCTION?
If you tend to carry extra weight in your chin, then you know how stubborn that fat can be. It can destroy your confidence and make it hard for you to feel comfortable in your own skin. It can even make your appearance look dull. But there’s good news—Kybella injections can break down fat cells in the submental region to restore a sculpted jawline.
Many patients prefer Kybella over liposuction for reducing submental fat. The reason for this is liposuction requires a hefty time commitment, and surgery doesn’t come without risks. Kybella is a quick and easy procedure that involves no incisions, downtime, or anesthesia. But most patients need repeated sessions to see optimal results. In contrast, liposuction is a one-and-done procedure.
CAN FAT COME BACK AFTER KYBELLA INJECTIONS?
If you’re consistent with a healthy diet and exercise, then there’s a chance that fat won’t come back under your chin. Kybella is great for reducing existing submental fat but won’t prevent new fat cells from forming. With that said, patients must maintain results over time with good habits to enjoy Kybella results for years to come. With optimal lifestyle changes, Kybella’s slimming effects could be permanent.
WHERE DOES FAT GO AFTER KYBELLA?
Destroyed fat cells following Kybella injections turn into cellular debris. The body gradually gets rid of the debris via the lymphatic and circulatory systems. This process takes several weeks to complete, and the exact length of time differs per person. Patients notice a slimmer profile once the fat cells leave the body.
HOW CAN I MAXIMIZE MY RESULTS?
First and foremost, Kybella is a skill-sensitive treatment. Choosing an experienced and reputable provider will go a long way in getting the best outcome. A skilled injectionist will provide guidance to help you maximize your Kybella results.
Get the most out of your Kybella treatment by staying active and hydrated. We recommend avoiding extreme heat temperatures for at least 24 hours after the treatment. Reduce the chances of excess swelling by not drinking alcohol and limiting sodium consumption for three days post-treatment.
KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
RenovoMD is located in Northborough Massachusetts and is easily accessed from Worcester, Westborough and other Central MA locations.