Is your double chin getting you down? Would you love to fix this area but are not interested in surgery? Kybella injection treatments for double chin at Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie may be your answer!
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injection used to treat double chin or submental fat. Double chin is a common, yet often untreated facial condition, that can affect both men and women. Its cause is mostly aging and genetics, however, excess weight can contribute to this problem. Unfortunately, losing weight may not be enough to eliminate a double chin, which can make this problem even more frustrating.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the body that supports the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental area, deoxycholic molecules begin breaking down the fat cells. The broken up cell debris then are slowly metabolized and eliminated by the body over a period of weeks.
Is Kybella Safe? Effective?
Kybella received FDA-approval in April 2015 making it the first and only injectable treatment for submental fat. Prior to approval, Kybella was the focus of over 20 clinical studies, which included 2600 patients. The overall side effect profile was well characterized and typically short-lived consisting of issues related to injections.
Effectiveness as well as safety was analyzed in the clinical studies. In one Phase III study, nearly 70 percent of subjects who received Kybella injections experienced “greater than or equal to one-grade improvement” compared to 20 percent of those treated with a placebo.
Almost 80 percent of people treated with Kybella injections reported feeling satisfied with the appearance of their chin and face. Clinical trial subjects also stated they had better self-perception, felt happier and were less self-conscious about their neck.
What’s The Treatment like and How Many Kybella Injections Will I Need?
During your free consultation at Rejuvenation Clinic, we assess the chin/neck area carefully to determine if you are a good candidate for Kybella treatments. We “grade” the double chin into 2 general categories of Grade I (small to moderate) or Grade II (moderate to large) fat pad. The larger the fat pad, the more injections that are needed to get the best results.
Actual treatments take 10-15 minutes and consist of small, simple injections that are well-tolerated by most people. Ice packs are used to prevent swelling and relieve discomfort. After injections, most people describe numbness and/or fullness sensations but are able to go back to regular activities immediately.
Kybella requires at least 2-3 sessions, spaced no less than one month apart for best results. In clinical trials, up to 6 sessions were needed in some cases.
What Are The Side Effects Of Kybella?
The most commonly reported side effects include swelling, numbness, bruising and redness. These side effects usually subside within a few days but can last a couple weeks. Kybella may cause rare but serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause facial muscle weakness. To safeguard against complications, at Rejuvenation Clinic we make sure you are a good candidate by carefully reviewing your medical history, performing a thorough exam and answering all your questions prior to treatment with Kybella.
How Long Do Results Last?
Kybella breaks down and removes a percentage of fat cells from the submental area. Once those cells are gone, they are likely gone permanently. Only in cases of extreme weight gain would the fullness be possible to return for some patients. After desired results are attained, re-treatment with Kybella is not necessary for most patients.
Are You Ready?
If you are bothered by submental fullness or double chin, you’re not alone.
Contact Rejuvenation Clinic of Sauk Prairie and schedule a free consultation to determine if Kybella is right for you!
Additional Kybella Before and After Results photos.
For additional safety information on Kybella, click here: Kybella Safety Information