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How Does Kybella Get Rid of a Double Chin?

Posted by Medical Spa Marketing on 08/10/17


Kybella is an injection treatment that dissolves fat deposits like the ones that develop under one’s chin. These treatments eliminate the appearance of a double-chin without invasive surgical procedures. So, how does it work?

How does Kybella treatment work? 

Most people think the only way to dealing with their double chin is an invasive plastic surgery procedure or liposuction treatment; however, that’s not the case anymore. In 2015, Kybella received FDA approval for use in the chin area. Kybella treatments involve a series of injections in the chin area, without the use of anesthesia. The injections are made up of a substance, identical to one your body naturally produces -- deoxycholic acid. When injected into the chin or neck area, Kybella works to destroy fat cells leaving a more desirable appearance.


Is Kybella Treatment Safe?

Before your first Kybella injection, your physician will carefully mark your chin where the injection will be administered. Some patients experience a slight tingling sensation after the injections; however, this feeling will go away after just a few minutes and most patients do not suffer from any major side effects.

Minor side effects from Kybella include minimal bruising or swelling at the injection site as well as a slight numbness around the treated area. This issues usually resolve themselves within just a few days, which makes Kybella one of the safest treatment options for double-chins.

The most serious side effect -- which occurs in less than 4% of patients -- is minor injury to the marginal mandibular nerve during treatment session. This injury is caused when an injected is placed too close to the aforementioned nerve. However, patients who experience this particular side effect say that even this problem rectifies itself within a week or so. For you safety, it is vital that you receive treatment from registered, experienced and knowledgeable surgeon.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

The majority of Kybella patients need more than one session for the treatment to work at the highest level of efficiency -- between two and six sessions is average. Treatment sessions are spaced about one month apart, and last about 15 to 20 minutes. However, most patients say they see a difference within just a few weeks of their first session, proving that Kybella is one of the fastest working treatment methods on the market.

Kybella treatments give patients an all-new appearance, and sense of self-confidence by eliminating the pesky problem of a double-chin. If you’re concerned about the appearance of a double-chin then Kybella may be the perfect treatment for you. Contact The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge to schedule a consultation with our physicians!


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