Kybella - Brandon, FL
What is Kybella Used For?
Kybella is used for the treatment of submental (chin)fat or double chin. Its main ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. Kybella destroys the fat cells and once destroyed they never return and fat storage under the chin is permanently improved. Typically, 4-6 treatments are needed at 10-12-week intervals in between treatments.
Kybella May Be Right for You If:
- You are unhappy/self-conscious about fat under the chin.
- You feel the condition makes you look older/heavier than you actually are.
- You don’t want surgery
- You eat well, and exercise but submental fullness does not go away.
How Kybella Works:
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
What to Expect with Kybella:
Before starting treatment, your healthcare specialist will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. Then, your specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
How is Kybella Administered?
Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
After 2 Treatments
Will I Need Time to Recover?
After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area
What are the Possible Side Effects of Kybella?
Kybella Can Cause Serious Side Effects, Including:
- Nerve Injury in the jaw (which can cause uneven smile or facial muscle weakness)
- Trouble swallowing
- Injection site problems including bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injections site. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.
The Most Common Side Effects of lKybella Include:
Swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These are not all the possible side effects of Kybella. Call your doctor or speak with Carolyn Agnew, ARNP-C, MSN for medical advise about side effects.
What to Tell Carolyn Agnew, ARNP-C, MSN Before Treatment?
- Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin.
- Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin.
- Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area.
- Have had or have trouble swallowing.
- Have bleeding problems.
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if Kybella will harm your unborn baby).
- Are breastfeeding or plan ot breastfeed (it is not known if Kybella passes into your breast milk).
- Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners.