Keep your chin up, look on the bright side….That’s what Mom always told us. But what if it’s that chin (or double chin, as the case may be) that concerns you? What if, when you look in the mirror, you wish you had a stronger profile and more confidence? And then, what if you could do something about it? Here’s the bright side: We’ve got Kybella® and we can help!
In case you haven’t heard, Kybella® is “the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.” It’s a prescription medicine for those 18 and older designed to help improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat below the chin (or “double chin” in common terms) and works on other fatty areas as well (lower cheek area, bra fat, love handles, etc). But the best part is that it permanently destroys fat cells for an improved profile or other area… and trust us, it works!! And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to destroy unwanted fat cells and achieve a defined jawline? Our own nurse injector, Kala, was treated with this amazing injectable and her results after just one treatment are stunning! (Head to our Instagram page to see her before and after.)
For those interested in addressing excess fat, but wondering about the treatment process, here’s what you need to know.
We will start with a consultation to determine the areas to be treated and the amount needed to achieve your best results (this varies by area and individual). Once we determine the treatment plan, one of our trained nurse injectors will administer multiple injections at different points throughout the treatment area. The exact number of injections will vary based on the amount of fat and desired results. We always remind our patients that there is a lot of swelling with Kybella® after the treatment and that it is to be expected and normal. Patients can expect prolonged swelling that can last a few weeks. But, as we are currently living in the days of Covid and constant masking, there’s really no better time for Kybella® as any swelling can be easily hidden under your mask. Plus, the results are phenomenal, so we’re confident any side effects will be worth it when you see your results (around 6-8 weeks)!
Please do keep in mind that every individual is different, and you may need multiple treatments for your full desired results, depending on the amount of submental and/or fat area/s being treated and how you as an individual respond to Kybella®. If you do require multiple sessions, we will perform these one month apart up to six treatments (though most patients see a noticeable difference after only one or two).
There is not much you need to do to prepare for your Kybella® session but, we recommend scheduling these treatments well in advance of any major events, trips or holidays. In addition, if you are prone to bruising, it’s a good idea to avoid ibuprofen and alcohol for up to a week prior and begin taking Arnica at least a few days before. Following Kybella®, you will likely experience considerable swelling and possible bruising and may even feel numbness under the chin. This is normal.
So now that you know what it is and how it works, you might want to know if you’re a good candidate for Kybella®. That’s something we will determine at your consultation.
Side note: If profile contouring is not your main concern, Kybella® can also be used in other areas of unwanted fat to permanently dissolve those pesky cells. Feel free to ask us about that at your consultation!
If you have additional questions about Kybella®, or to find out if you’re a good candidate, give us a call at 541-241-4011 to schedule your consultation. We’re confident in Kybella® and are certain you’re going to be keeping your chin up, seeing the bright side of things and feeling more confident after!