Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable solution that eliminates the appearance of a mild to moderate double chin. It primarily works by destroying the fat cells, which will not return provided that you maintain a healthy weight. Our team at Elysium Medical Arts Center can use Kybella® in Edmonds as an alternative to liposuction.
More Chiseled Appearance
In general, a face that is deemed attractive and youthful has a chiseled jawline and a defined chin. However, excess fat beneath the chin can make you appear “heavier” despite having a normal weight. Fortunately, Kybella® can give you a slimmer face without the downtime associated with facial liposuction surgery.
In the past, the only way to eliminate the appearance of a double chin was to perform liposuction, which of course entailed the use of anesthesia and resulted in prolonged recovery. Unlike chin liposuction that uses an incision, Kybella® only requires injections, and so the risk of visible scarring is almost non-existent.
Furthermore, surgery is not suitable for anyone with certain medical conditions. Kybella®, meanwhile, can be safely performed on almost anyone provided that the injection site has no ongoing infection or injury.
The injections are used to achieve a noticeable reduction in fullness beneath the chin. Oftentimes, Kybella® in Edmonds just takes minutes to complete. Most people will need two or more treatments to achieve the desired results. Each treatment is typically spaced at least one month or so apart.
The active ingredient is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is similar to the naturally-occurring molecule found in the body that breaks down the dietary fat. When injected into the chin, it destroys the fat cells, which are flushed gradually through the excretory system.
You should be able to return to work and normal activities the same day as your Kybella® treatment. Take note that the final results may take up to several months before they become visible.