Kybella is a minimally-invasive deoxycholic acid injectable designed to help your body naturally break down and absorb submental fullness (fat found below the chin). The procedure has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of the dreaded double chin in as little as 2-4 treatments. Kybella can easily be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures to maximize results.
How Does It Work?
Kybella can be performed in a short, in-office visit making it an ideal ‘lunchtime procedure’ for those with busy lifestyles. At the time of your appointment, Dr. Farole will make multiple small injections to predetermined problem areas. When injected properly, Kybella removes unwanted fat pockets. Over time, the body will naturally absorb and expel dead fat cells.
Side effects are minimal with Kybella. You may experience swelling or slight bruising at the injection site for several days post-treatment. More severe side effects such as nerve injury or trouble swallowing can be avoided by choosing a doctor well-versed in the proper target areas and depth for injections. Dr. Farole has numerous Kybella procedures under his belt and has perfected his technique.
Very little downtime is associated with Kybella treatments. Strenuous activities should be avoided for approximately 6-12 hours to achieve the best results possible.
Is It Right for Me?
Good candidates for Kybella are those who want a more defined profile without the recovery time that comes with surgical procedures. If you have submental fullness or a double chin that is resistant to diet and exercise, you might be a good fit for the procedure.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Little to no visible results will be present directly after your treatment. In fact, swelling may make your jawline appear larger for several days after Kybella. As your body naturally expels fat cells over the next 4-6 weeks, you’ll begin to see continued improvement.
The number of treatments necessary to achieve desired results varies from person to person. In many cases, patients see optimal results within 2-4 treatments. You can get up to 6 treatments spread 1-month apart.
Once removed, fat cells are gone for good. Kybella cannot prevent future fat from forming. With healthy lifestyle choices, Kybella can provide you with long-lasting results without the need for further treatments.