For many people, a double chin is the bane of their existence. Thankfully, a recently FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment has come to the rescue. At the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic San Antonio, patients can now benefit from KYBELLA®. No more sagging chins or facial problems.
Read on to learn more about this fast, revolutionary way to get a youthful chin today.
Kybella: What Is It Exactly?
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine that’s recommended for adults who want to improve their looks. If they suffer from excessive fat around the jaw and chin area, even after diet and exercise, they can now use this treatment.
Kybella involves a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, a substance which can also be produced by the human body naturally when absorbing fat. Kybella can be seen as an alternative to liposuction for fat removal. During the treatment, fat cells are slowly dissolved until they become non-existent.
Kybella is injected into subcutaneous fat deposits in the body. Once there, Kybella bursts the fat cells’ membranes, causing them to no longer be stored as excess fat deposits under the chin. It is a good way to get rid of that double chin permanently.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Kybella?
People who have excess fat to get rid of, but do not want to have other types of surgeries to remove it may be good candidates for Kybella.
Anyone considering Kybella treatments should be practical about the scheduling. There may be a 50 percent to 70 percent extra volume and swelling in the facial area for a couple of weeks. It is best to do the Kybella treatment when a patient does not have any upcoming public events or photo shoots planned.
During the Kybella Injections: What to Expect
The Kybella process is quick and painless and is performed as an outpatient procedure at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic in San Antonio, Texas. It is similar to getting a Botox or filler injection, which is minimally invasive and very fast. Patients need only 15 to 30 minutes for the procedure, so it is a popular “lunch-break” procedure.
Immediately after the injections, however, patients can expect mild stinging. Fortunately, ice packs and painkillers can be prescribed to help with the sensation.
To reduce bruising and swelling, the doctor will give Kybella patients a recommended medication. After two to four treatments, results will be visible. The time will take a couple of months, but most patients report seeing visible results at around the third month.
Who Should Not Undergo Kybella Treatments?
Anyone who has an infection in the face or chin area should wait before a Kybella treatment. Before receiving KYBELLA®, we advise all patients to tell us their medical history, such as any prior surgeries on the neck, face and chin area.
Any pregnancies or plans to breastfeed should be reported. It is not yet known if KYBELLA® passes into a mother’s breast milk. The best thing to do is have a consultation before proceeding with any plastic surgery or medical care for weight loss.
It is not recommended for anyone under 18 years of age. Patients undergoing any other medications should inform their surgeons and health providers, especially those who have been taking any medicine that prevents the clotting of the blood, such as anti-platelet or anti-coagulant medicine.
Are There Any Side effects From Kybella Injections?
Although they are the exception rather than the norm, it is a good idea to be aware of any side effects due to this new type of fat-loss treatment. Some side effects may include nerve injury in the jaw, difficulty swallowing, swelling or numbness.
To know about all of the possible side effects with any of the treatments we offer, please call for an in-person consultation with your health provider of choice.
Kybella: What to Expect During the Recovery Stage
Some patients experience swelling and mild discomfort, but this can be treated with a numbing cream or anesthesia given by the plastic surgeon. Common painkillers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can also help make the healing process more comfortable.
After returning home, patients can enjoy the same daily care routines, such as washing, shaving or bathing. However, it is recommended to wait until the next day to exercise so that the body is pain-free and fit.
When performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic San Antonio, recovery time will be swift and easy.
Lasting and Effective Results
Although it typically takes longer to see visible results with Kybella than with liposuction, the end result is long-lasting and considered permanent. Additional tightening may take time, but with patience and follow-up visits, those who choose Kybella will be satisfied with their overall improved appearance.
It is essential for anyone who wants to lose weight or look better with Kybella to seek treatment from a board-certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist. We offer only the best practitioners and services in San Antonio.
For more information on Kybella treatments and what to expect, visit us today the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic San Antonio.
We look forward to helping all of our patients in San Antonio on their journeys to lasting wellness and greater beauty.