Kybella™ Cape Coral
Until recently, plastic surgery was the only option for achieving a more chiseled chin appearance. However, there is a new injectable solution called Kybella™ (deoxycholic acid.) Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment to help remove moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat. Kybella works by destroying fat cells, where injected into the chin area, decreasing the appearance of the fat that hangs below the chin, sometimes called a double-chin.
Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a fast-absorbing substance found in our bodies naturally. The deoxycholic acid produced in the body helps the body absorb fats. Kybella is a cytolytic drug, which, when injected into tissue, Kybella physically destroys the cell membrane and destroys the fat cells under the chin, leaving the skin substantially tighter and the jaw more contoured. Kybella’s ability to eliminate fat cells leaves long-lasting results sure to keep you satisfied. When properly injected into submental fat, the drug destroys the fat cells; however, it can also destroy other cells, such as skin cells, if they are inadvertently injected into the skin. It is, therefore, essential to have a trained, licensed physician conduct the procedure.
More than 20 studies with thousands of patients have shown that almost 70 percent noted physical and emotional improvement after treatment with Kybella.
FDA approval was established based on two clinical trials of 1,022 adult participants with moderate or severe submental fat. Participants were randomly assigned to receive Kybella or a placebo for up to six treatments. The results conclusively showed that reductions in submental fat were observed more frequently in participants who received Kybella versus the placebo.
For best results, it is recommended that patients commit to 2 to 6 treatment sessions spaced a month apart with 12 to 20 injections per visit, though some patients may need up to 50 injections in a single treatment. Up to 50 injections may sound like a lot, but the treatment typically takes less time than a basic manicure – around 20 – 30 minutes- and has minor yet common side effects like swelling. Maximum results are apparent after six months of this long-lasting treatment for chin fat.
Dr. Taylor and Kybella
Dr. Taylor is a board-certified medical professional specializing in cosmetic procedures in Cape Coral, Florida. Kybella is one of twelve FDA-approved procedures that Dr. Taylor offers. Dr. Taylor has administered thousands of cosmetic procedures before, including Kybella. With expertise and experience, you can feel comfortable knowing that Dr. Taylor can properly and effectively administer Kybella.
Kybella Side Effects
Kybella is a safe FDA-approved treatment for chin fat. While it is entirely safe to inject, there are still some common side effects after administering the injections. Side effects can include:
- Slight bruising.
- Mild pain.
- Hard skin around the injection area.
If there are further questions about Kybella’s side effects, contact your doctor or another medical professional like Dr. Taylor to discuss the side effects associated with Kybella.
Using Kybella for treatment on areas other than the double chin is not FDA approved or recommended.