One of the first areas to succumb to weight gain and aging is the face, specifically the chin. Many of us have studied our faces in the mirror, only to find two chins where there used to be one. Luckily, a solution exists. Kybella is an FDA-approved injection treatment that uses synthetic deoxycholic acid (the non-synthetic version is already produced by your body!). After you receive the injection, the material works by dissolving fat tissue to give you a leaner, younger look.
Unfortunately, temporary swelling often accompanies Kybella treatments, as with any procedure that involves injections. There are several methods to reduce the swelling, as the swelling can last up to six weeks:
- Using an ice pack on the injection site
- Taking pain medications to reduce the swelling
- A gentle massage of the face (if tolerable)
- Applying a warm compress to the area
If the swelling is severe, you might also consider using a chin strap. However, this is not needed in most cases.
How Kybella Works
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) recommends Kybella for use in the double-chin area. Just as it works with our body’s own version, Kybella works by dissolving and absorbing fat molecules. Then, over time, that fat is excreted from the body.
When you come in for your Kybella treatment, our medical staff will map out the injection site locations on your skin. This helps us see where we need to inject the Kybella. When done, it will look like a dotted grid. Once you receive your first injections, you then schedule your next session and head home. It’s as simple as that!
Typically, clients undergo three to six sessions of Kybella injections spaced out every four to six weeks, per ASDS guidelines. However, your treatment plan will vary depending on your body type, age, health, beauty goals, and other factors. When you first meet with the Glow Aesthetic Center team, we will go over the options and map out a treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
The Advantages of Kybella
Swelling is one side effect that can affect you after a Kybella treatment, but the pros vastly outweigh the cons. For starters, the most significant advantage of using Kybella is that you don’t have to undergo painful and time-consuming surgery. Going under the knife is scary, comes with significant risks, and disrupts your life immensely. In addition to the surgery itself, you have to carve out days or weeks of recovery time, which means missing work and losing income. With Kybella, you’re good to go the next day, and any swelling you experience is usually gone within a few days!
Another advantage of Kybella is the relief many of our clients feel knowing their treatment is based on natural molecules. Yes, Kybella is a synthetic drug, but it is based on your body’s own bile acid that dissolves and absorbs fat molecules. For many of our clients, this is a much safer and less stressful alternative to fat reduction drugs or surgery.
Results from a Kybella Injection Session
Once the initial swelling goes down after your Kybella treatment, you will still need to wait a bit before seeing significant results. It will take up to six weeks for clients to see the final results of their treatment in their profiles (and it’s also the interval before your next session).
By targeting the fat cells of your chin, Kybella not only dissolves the fat but also destroys those cells’ ability to “hold” fat in the future. This means that most clients do not require additional treatment after their full regimen of Kybella injections is complete.
Get in Touch with Glow Aesthetic Center for a Kybella Consultation
At Glow Aesthetic Center, we tailor all our services to each client’s body and beauty goals. When you come to your first appointment, we will examine your chin and outline a treatment plan for your body type.
If you have been working diligently to lose weight, including exercising and eating a healthy diet, and you still haven’t seen improvements, you may be perfect for Kybella therapy.
If you’re reluctant to undergo surgical treatments or sketchy diet drugs, you may be perfect for Kybella therapy.
If you just want to look at your reflection with self-confidence and joy again, you may be perfect for Kybella therapy.
Call Glow Aesthetic Center at (818) 905-8815 to schedule your consultation. You can also book an appointment online through our website. Restore your vitality (and your original chin!) today!