Is Kybella Really Effective to Reduce My Double Chin?
No one likes the unsightly submental fat that accumulates under the chin, giving what is classically referred to as a double chin. To combat those fat cells, Kybella offers an injectable solution that has been approved for use by the FDA.
This issue is more common than many realize, mainly due to the lack of treatment options. The submental fat can add the appearance of old age and obesity regardless of actual age or weight, and because genetics is the cause the fat won’t respond to diet or exercise. Kybella, however, is a fat dissolver that works similarly to liposuction, but without any unpleasant scars or an unnecessarily long recovery time. This product has been featured on Good Morning America, and some even call it the best thing to happen to the cosmetics industry since Botox.
Before and After Kybella
The skin care professionals at the Calabasas Dermatology Center will fully prepare you for the procedure by providing an extensive consultation on the effects on your body and what to expect. A few of the side effects you might discuss are:
- Hardness at the treatment site
Other side effects might include trouble swallowing or nerve damage to the facial muscles, but these are exceptionally rare.
The cosmetic procedure itself is completely non-surgical, so it can be performed easily and without much pain or recovery time. First, a topical anesthetic will be applied, and a special grid will be drawn on your skin for the injection site. Your skin specialist will use the guide grid to make the 14-50 injections necessary for the procedure. The total time for the procedure is approximately 20 minutes, and afterward you can walk out without any hassle.
Will Kybella Really Work?
The secret to Kybella is its formulation. The solution is primarily deoxycholic acid, a compound found in the body that promotes the disintegration of fat cells. Two separate clinical trials confirmed the effectiveness of Kybella at reducing the appearance of submental fat. A combined 82 percent of adults with substantial submental fat who were given the treatment experienced significant improvement after twelve weeks. Reviews for Kybella have been incredibly positive, and nearly every patient is satisfied with the results.
If you would like to benefit from the fat dissolving abilities of Kybella, contact the Calabasas Dermatology Center in Calabasas, California today for a consultation or to schedule an appointment.