Kybella® Injectable Gel
Here at Global Laser Cosmetics, our Doctor and Registered Nurses are always staying on top of new, innovative cosmetic treatments, techniques and technology. We want to make sure that we can offer our patients treatments and services that cover all aspects of minimally to noninvasive beauty trends. For example, we offer injectables and fillers that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lift facial features, fill in facial hallows and add volume to the face. We carry lasers that can fill in skin imperfections, reduce pore sizes, rebuild collagen and significantly reduce hair growth on the face and body. We also have a radio frequency treatment that can help tighten skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite and help with fat reduction. With all that being said, we are more than happy to introduce our newest product that helps to significantly destroy fat cells under the chin area, Kybella®!
What is Kybella® and how does it work?
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable product that destroys the fatty cells under the chin to help improve the side profile. The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid which is a natural molecule that is found in the body that helps to breakdown dietary fats. After the product is injected by a trained healthcare specialist, fatty cells can no longer be stored in the injected area, resulting in a very small chance for regrowth of fat.
How many treatments are necessary for optimal results?
The number of Kybella® treatments needed for optimal results varies among patients. During each treatment a patient will receive small injections in multiple areas underneath the chin and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The number of injection sites and amount of product used during a single treatment is determined by the amount of fat the patient has in the area. The average patient should expect to receive 1 to 4 treatments for optimal results, but should notice visible results about a month after the very first treatment. Kybella® treatments should be administered at least one month apart.
How long will results last?
When injected into fat under the chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.
Who is a good candidate for Kybella®?
A good candidate for Kybella® is someone who is bothered or self-conscious by fat under the chin, someone looking for an alternative to traditional plastic surgery methods or someone who eats well and exercises, but who still notices a fatty pocket under the chin.
Do Kybella® Injections require downtime?
After a Kybella® treatment, the average patient may notice swelling, soreness, hardness and redness of the injection sight. For the average patient, these side effects may last anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks. We normally recommend a couple days of considerable downtime.
If you are looking for a way to significantly reduce the amount of fat underneath your chin, Kybella® may be the right treatment for you! See the results for yourself, check out out Kybella® Before and After Gallery!