Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our body that helps to absorb and break down fats. Kybella, a man-made version of deoxycholic acid, is an injectable that is FDA approved to improve your profile by permanently dissolving unwanted fat under the chin. It is a fantastic alternative to surgical procedures like liposuction. A treatment with Kybella is quick, requires little down time, and will permanently destroy the fat cells; never to return! Results for Kybella are usually seen within 6-8 weeks post treatment.
Kybella can also be used in several different areas of the body to melt away fat. Some of these areas include jowls, bra bulge, belly fat and banana folds on the back of the thighs.
When Kybella is combined in sequence with dermal fillers, an aesthetically beautiful jawline can be obtained or restored. This can be even further enhanced with the use of PDO threads. Shari Quai, APRN-CRNA can work with you to find the best treatment plan for you!
No matter how hard you work out, or how skinny you may be, under the chin fat can be stubborn and frustrating. If this sounds like you, good news! We have tools! Kybella can be injected to reduce double-chin fat permanently. Typically, a session of Kybella is 2 vials and may need to be repeated up to 2-3 times at least 4 weeks apart.
Jowls refer to the stubborn fat pads that tend to sag on our jawline as we age. They happened from loss of elastin and collagen in the skin, genetics, or environmental factors like smoking. Kybella can be injected into these fat pads to melt away the appearance of jowls. Forever! Usually, 1 vial per side is used per session. 2-3 sessions may be needed.
Perfect your abs with Kybella! Melting away the little bit of fat around your belly button can sometimes only be accomplished by perfecting it with a tool like Kybella. At least 2 vials per session are usually need. Subsequent treatments can be 4-6 weeks later.
The Banana fold is a bulge of fat located right underneath the crease of your buttocks. To help sculpt your backside, the banana fold can be injected to melt way the fat there! This area typically needs 2 vials of Kybella per side, but individual needs vary. 2-3 sessions are ideal.
Kybella was approved by the FDA in 2015. It is very well tolerated as an alternative to surgical procedures like liposuction that require anesthesia and downtime.
First and foremost, expect swelling. Swelling happens to everyone as the Kybella destroys fat cell membranes; preventing fat cells from storing fat. Swelling is a part of the process for Kybella to go to work! It is advised that you do not try to mitigate the swelling, for if you do, it may stop the Kybella from melting away those unwanted fat cells. Swelling lasts about 7 days so prepare life events accordingly.
Mild to moderate pain or ache is commonly experienced with the initial injection of Kybella and usually subsides within 20-30 mins post injection. We do not use lidocaine when injected so maximum results can be obtained.
The biggest side effect of Kybella is always SWELLING. Swelling can be significant and usually resolves within a full week. It is advised to NOT try to mitigate the swelling because it is the swelling that helps aid in the retraction of the neck. Ache/pain is usually experienced upon injection but is short lived; usually around 20-30 minutes. Other side effects that can occur, but are more rare, include areas of hardness in the treatment area or numbness that usually returns within one month.
Expect to begin noticing results from Kybella around 6-8 weeks post treatment!
To improve your chances of NOT bruising, avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, prescription blood thinners, supplements like garlic, ginseng, or ginkgo or anything that will potentiate a bruise.
Kybella does not require much aftercare. The most important thing is to allow the swelling to run its course without trying to minimize it. This means NO ice and avoid anti-inflammatories and anti-histamines.