What is Kybella?
Many men and women suffer from submental fullness, or a double chin. This condition can be caused by weight gain, genetics, or aging, and cannot usually be treated with diet and exercise alone. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that can destroy fat cells under the chin to create a more youthful profile.
Who is a Candidate for Kybella?
Individuals who are bothered by their submental fat, feel that their double chin makes them look older than they are, or do not want to undergo invasive surgery are often good candidates for Kybella. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Fichadia.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella is created with synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When Kybella is injected into submental fullness, it destroys fat cells, which can then no longer accumulate fat.
During treatment, multiple small injections of Kybella will be administered under the chin, which takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. The number of injections and treatment sessions will vary from patient to patient. Most patients need six treatments spaced one month apart for optimal results.
Following a Kybella treatment, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and numbness under the chin, which should resolve after 48 hours.
If you are interested in learning more about Kybella treatments in the Portland, OR area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.