As an effective, nonsurgical injection technique, Kybella is used to reduce excess fat from beneath the chin. As it uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, treatments on take about 15 to 20 minutes each time. The FDA approved the use of Kybella since 2015. To surgical procedures like liposuction, this is an alternative. By about 82% of the patience in clinical trials where these same trials concluded the injections to be safe, significant improvement and satisfaction with their appearance. The basics of Kybella injections is what we at Skin and Body Refinery would like to take the opportunity to talk about today.

What is the Process for Kybella?

The process uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections and used to target the fat beneath the chin, Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable technique. In order to target the fat cells in this area. The downtime is minimal in most cases and incisions are not required. Candidates should have moderate to severe fat under the chin and be over the age of 18. If you are pregnant or nursing, or experiencing an infection or has a medical condition near the injection site or if you have had or are planning to have facial surgery, experiencing trouble swallowing are not candidates. As it is a nonsurgical procedure, there is little preparation required for Kybella. Before any major events, be sure to schedule the procedure. Properly washing your face before the procedure is essential in reducing skin infection, and avoid ibuprofen and acetaminophen to prevent post-treatment bruising. To help absorb fat is a bile acid known as deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced by your body. Kybella injections possess a synthetic form. The acid destroys fat cells beneath the chin area once it is injected to stop storing the fat. It is important a healthcare professional administers your Kybella injections since deoxycholic acid can kill other cells in the process as well. The medical practitioner marks the injection sites with a marker before the procedure, generally. to ease any pain or discomfort, some may administer a topical numbing agent or ice pack. The average needs 20-30 injections and may take up to 50 injections used under the chin as the acid works gradually to kill fat cells by metabolizing by the body over the following weeks. The number of the treatments vary to the individual. It can take multiple treatments to reach optimal results. You can receive up to six Kybella treatments with at least one month between each session.

Side Effects of Kybella

As a side effect from this nonsurgical Kybella treatments, you may experience pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and numbness. The recovery is minimal in most cases, and the downtown can vary. Usually, the minor effects subside within one to two weeks. Uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, nerve injury in the jaw, and/or trouble swallowing are the uncommon, but more severe side effects. Call your healthcare provider if any of the serious side effects occur and any discomfort should be discussed with your professional. A treatment plan is designed where most people require more than one treatment to achieve their goals with Kybella. Once the deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells in the submental area, the fat cells can no longer store fat because the results should be lasting, and further treatment is not expected.

Kybella Injections & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)

Skin & Body Refinery has certified medical professionals that can ensure the procedure is done safely and efficiently if you are interested in Kybella treatments. Call us today to schedule your consultation.

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