Kybella® is a cosmetic injectable treatment that is FDA-approved for reducing submental fat, commonly known as a "double chin." It works by using deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance, to target and destroy fat cells in the chin area, resulting in a more defined jawline and a more youthful appearance.
How do Kybella® Injections work?
The treatment targets submental fat, and each treatment usually only takes around 15 to 30 minutes. Depending on the current state of your health and the desired outcome of your treatment, the number of treatments required will be specific to your exact needs. The FDA approved Kybella injections in results.
Not only is it known to be an effective treatment to reduce fat in the targeted area, but many patients are quite surprised at how good the end results look. It’s common for more than one treatment to be needed to achieve the desired results, but each person’s process will look different. Kybella is deoxycholic acid, and it’s a non-surgical procedure that’s aimed at providing quick results.
How long does a Kybella® last?
Although results may vary for each patient, the results from Kybella injections can last anywhere from six months to years at a time. The treatment targets fat underneath the chin, which helps to eliminate fat cells in the area. Although results can last for years, new fat cells can form over time, and this can slowly diminish the results of Kybella injections.
It comes with minimal discomfort and downtime, but results can vary based on a number of factors, such as lifestyle choices, changes in weight, and natural aging. Skin elasticity plays a part in the overall look of many areas of the body. Even if your weight doesn’t change much throughout the years, skin elasticity could affect the results of a Kybella treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are several unique factors when it comes to Kybella treatments and sagging skin. It’s important to understand that a substantial reduction in submental fat can possibly lead to some sagging skin. However, this heavily weighs on your age as well, considering that we lose skin laxity as we get older.
Younger individuals are less likely to encounter sagging skin from such a treatment, but older individuals may experience sagging skin after a significant change in the target area. This isn’t a guarantee for each patient, but it’s something you’ll want to consider beforehand. If you happen to end up with sagging skin after the treatment, there’s always the chance that new fat cells change this appearance over time. Overall, the procedure doesn’t aim to leave sagging skin behind, but it is possible.
Kybella injections are a viable solution for anyone that’s 18 or older and looking to reduce submental fat underneath the chin. Of course, you can expect to go through a consultation to discuss the process and the results you’re looking for. People of all adult ages can benefit from the treatment, and the results can be minor to more significant.
Your medical history, skin elasticity, and current state of your health will all be considered before you set an appointment. Regardless of your age, you can rest assured that you’re getting Kybella Atlanta residents have grown to trust. We also consider your surroundings and do our best to ensure you don’t end up with excess, sagging skin.
You may experience minor discomfort during or after the procedure, but most people agree that this is relatively minimal. With the help of numbing agents, pain should be essentially non-existent during your treatment, even though there can be quite a few injections.
Most pain or discomfort is associated with the brief healing period after your treatment. It’s common for some swelling or sensitivity to occur while you heal, but this process is pretty short-lived. Some experience a slight burning sensation after the injections and any swelling or bruising is bound to cause the most discomfort. Each patient is likely to have a different opinion on this subject, but we do everything we can to minimize discomfort from beginning to end.
Although fat cells in the targeted area won’t return, surrounding areas can still change over time, potentially affecting the results of Kybella. It isn’t uncommon for people to look into touch-up treatments down the road if results start to dwindle due to surrounding features changing.
This is something that’ll look different for each patient, and it generally takes quite a bit of time to see any significant change in the surrounding areas of your chin. Fat accumulation looks different for everyone, and some may experience a more rapid change in their appearance than others. These changes in your body can be avoided with proper care of your health as well. Your surgeon will also be able to provide guidance on how to maintain your results for the long term.
Most professionals would agree that you won’t see much difference after a single treatment. Kybella can take anywhere from two to six sessions based on the end result you’re aiming for. Some people only need a couple of sessions, while others may need more work done depending on the amount of submental fat that needs to be removed.
It should also be noted that each treatment should be four to six weeks apart. This is because it takes time for results to develop. Only after a few weeks can your surgeon determine if more injections are needed. The process can be a slow burn in the beginning, but the lasting effects are highly worth it for most people.
The Kybella cost you should expect can range from $900 to $1,800. This is based on a number of factors, such as the surgeon you work with, where you live, and the number of injections that are required. It’s also essential to understand that this is not a procedure that’ll be covered by medical insurance as it’s a cosmetic treatment.
Some treatments could be rather cheap for one patient and relatively more expensive for the next. A lot of this considers the number of treatments and how much submental fat needs to be removed. Of course, if you have any specific questions regarding the cost Atlanta residents can expect, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (678) 902-9495.
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