Does Kybella Require Much Downtime?

If you are at a healthy weight but are struggling to get rid of extra fat below the chin, you may be a good candidate for Kybella. For many years, surgery was the only treatment available for a ‘double chin,’ but now there is Kybella. Kybella dissolves under-chin fat safely and effectively, but does Kybella require much downtime.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is the synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in the body, and is used to metabolize dietary fat. It is the first and only injectable treatment for a double chin. A single Kybella treatment consists of multiple injections.

What’s involved in Kybella treatment?

Kybella is injected into the fat below the chin and destroys the fat cells. The dead cells are then flushed from the body. Kybella is a quick and easy treatment for submental fullness. A single session takes 10-15 minutes, and most patients need 2-4 treatments to get significant results. However, this may vary based on the amount of fat that is there. Kybella sessions are spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Does Kybella Require Much Downtime?

Patients can expect to experience some swelling and bruising immediately after Kybella injections, and this typically lasts 7-10 days. The swelling is usually more significant after the first treatment. While patients can resume normal activities after Kybella, some may choose to avoid social activities due to the associated swelling.

The results of Kybella are usually seen about 4 weeks after treatment.

Are you ready to transform your profile with Kybella? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Washington DC area, Capital Laser & Skin Care, Chevy Chase, MD is our featured practice.

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