What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable used to reduce the appearance of submental fat beneath the chin, also known as a “double chin.” It is a great nonsurgical solution that can be performed quickly in the comfort of Viva Wellness’s office.
A “double chin” can be caused by genetics, aging, and weight gain. Often, submental fat will not respond to diet and exercise, and can cause a person to appear heavier and older than he/she actually is. This can take a toll on one’s self-esteem. According to a 2015 study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people surveyed said they were bothered by the fullness beneath their chin.
Kybella Can Help Reduce The Appearance of a Double Chin
Kybella works by destroying the submental fat cells that cause a “double chin.” Kybella contains the active ingredient deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally within the body and helps breakdown fat molecules. Once the area is treated, through your body’s metabolic process, the fat cells are cleared.
What to Expect During a Kybella Treatment
Based on your goals and the amount of submental fat beneath your chin, Dr. Tachuk will evaluate how many sessions it will take to achieve a desirable result. Up to 6 treatments may be necessary, spaced approximately one month apart for best results.
The entire treatment takes between 15-20 minutes. The doctor will inject underneath the chin several times. After the injections, you may experience slight pain, bruising or swelling, but there is no downtime required. Dr. Tachuk may recommend an over-the-counter pain medication or ice pack until symptoms subside.
Are you considering Kybella? Call us to schedule a FREE consultation and see if you are a candidate for Kybella.