Many people, both women and men, have trouble with that bit of extra fat under the chin. Those who want to better define that area used to only have one option – surgery. Fortunately, today we have another effective, non-surgical option – Kybella® injections. Today, we’ll answer some of the most popular questions about this effective treatment.
What is it? Kybella® injections are a non-surgical alternative to treat double chin, removing excess fat cells that affect definition in this area. At the moment, Kybella® is the only non-surgical treatment that is FDA approved for this process. It’s faster and more economical than surgical treatments for removing excess fat in the chin area.
How does it work? Kybella® injections use a synthetic form of an acid your body creates naturally to dissolve fat cells. Once these cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat in the treated area. Your professional med spa technician will determine specific areas to target for the injections to create a well-defined chin area without excess fat that creates the appearance of a double chin.
How long does it take? After an initial consultation, Kybella® treatments only take about 15 to 20 minutes.
Is there any downtime? Downtime is minimal after Kybella® injections. You may experience swelling, which varies by individual, and it may take up to two months for the swelling to completely go away. The active ingredients in Kybella® treatments take time to work. As fat cells are destroyed, your body naturally flushes them over time, so this can result in swelling that occurs as the fat cells dissolve.
How many treatments will I need? Most people will need at least two treatments for the best results. Some people need as many as six treatments. This varies widely depending on the needs of the individual for the area treated. However, once the series of treatments is complete, you won’t need Kybella® treatments again, since they permanently destroy fat cells in that area.
What kind of results can I expect? This varies by the individual, but in many cases, Kybella® treatments result in surgery-level results without the surgery. When you’ve completed all your treatments and the swelling has subsided, you will likely see a distinct difference in definition for your chin, without the extra fat that once caused that double-chin look.
To try Kybella® treatments for yourself, make an appointment for a consultation at Helen’s Haven Integrative Medical Spa today. Our med spa professionals will assess your individual needs and determine whether Kybella® treatments will be the best treatment for you. Find us at 4819 Ave., #6 in Honolulu or call 808-739-0400 to book your appointment, or try our free mobile app, where you can book and manage your own appointments instantly. It’s available on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.