5 Things You Should Know Before a Kybella® Treatment

Woman receiving consultation for Kybella® in Louisville and Lexington, KY and Floyds Knobs, IN.

Diet and exercise can help you lose unwanted fat, but a stubborn double chin often lingers. Slimming down the jawline and defining the face is a top cosmetic goal for both men and women. When healthy lifestyle choices aren’t giving the results you want, KYBELLA® is here to help. Known as the “double chin injection,” KYBELLA destroys unwanted fat cells beneath the chin and reveals a defined, sculpted jawline.

If you are considering KYBELLA at our Lousiville or Lexington offices, here are 5 things you should know before treatment.

#1: Yes, KYBELLA Really Works!

KYBELLA is one of the most direct, effective ways to address fat underneath the chin. In 20 studies from around the globe, over 68.2% of people saw a noticeable reduction in fat compared to 20% of people who received a placebo. Also, over 79% of KYBELLA patients said they felt happier with how their faces looked after undergoing treatment.

#2: Treatment Sessions Are Quick.

A treatment session typically lasts only 15 to 20 minutes. You can take over-the-counter pain medication before treatment to soothe any injection discomfort. Several injections are administered to the submental fat area during the procedure, but the actual number of injections depends on the patient’s individual needs. An ice pack will be applied immediately afterward to reduce redness and swelling.

#3: KYBELLA Injections Are Safe.

KYBELLA is an FDA-approved treatment and is considered to be safe for patients. However, like with any treatment, there is a slim chance of unwanted side effects. There is a small risk of nerve damage that may result in a lopsided smile or difficulty swallowing. In most cases, however, this damage is temporary and the nerves will return to normal.

#4: You Should Take Time for Recovery.

Although many patients can return to their regular daily activities after a treatment, you may choose to take some time off from work after your KYBELLA treatment. Most patients experience mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising after KYBELLA that peaks after 24 hours. Most of these side effects will subside after a few days, but it may take up to 3 weeks to fully resolve. Icing the treated area and using over-the-counter pain medication can relieve most of these issues.

#5: You May Need Mulitple Treatments.

In clinical studies, most patients saw the most significant improvement with 2 to 4 treatment sessions spaced at least 1 month apart. At CaloSpa, we will analyze your chin and jawline to determine how many injection sessions will be needed to achieve your best results. Because KYBELLA destroys the fat cells themselves, you don’t need to worry about “touch-up” treatments down the road. Once the cells have been destroyed, they are permanently removed and won’t return.

If you want to get rid of your double chin and enjoy a toned, defined jaw, KYBELLA is your go-to solution. Our medical spa patients in Lousiville and Lexington enjoy their results and the newfound confidence they bring.

If you would like to learn more about med spa treatment options, please request a consultation online. You can also call our practice by phone at (502) 814-3000 to schedule an appointment.

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