Improving your profile without surgery has never been easier. In 2015, Kybella® took the aesthetic world by storm as the first FDA-approved injectable for submental (chin) fat reduction. Popular and highly effective, Kybella is a unique treatment that defies the norm in surprising ways. Here are some interesting facts about Kybella:
Treatment is quick.
Kybella involves multiple, tiny injections under your chin. While this sounds a bit scary, it’s actually quite comfortable and efficient. You’ll feel slight pricks or pinches as the injections are being administered, but this process takes mere minutes in our office.
Swelling as a side effect is actually a good thing!
In the aesthetic world, swelling is a common side effect of many proven treatments, such as dermal fillers, and we do everything in our power to avoid or curb it. With Kybella, however, the more you swell, the better. Kybella is made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps the body to break down and absorb fat. The swelling is a sign that Kybella is busy at work breaking down fat cells.
Downtime is simple.
It sounds strange, but there’s not much to do after your treatment. You can ice your chin or sleep in an elevated position to improve any discomfort, but time is truly your best “medicine.” Swelling is normal and will naturally subside in the days following treatment, leaving you with a slimmer and trimmer profile.