How you look, especially your facial appearance, has a lot of influence on your self-esteem level, especially for women who try to look good. This issue has been further aggravated by the onset of the internet and the lack of privacy in our personal lives. This makes it possible for many people to know the details of your life. However, the traditional negative outlook on cosmetic procedures has begun fading away as procedures like Kingwood Kybella have become popularized. This treatment is further described below.
What is Kybella?
Without surgery, this injection improves the look of a “double chin,” or moderate to severe fat below the chin. It is the only injectable treatment the FDA has approved to improve the look of this area.
How it works
Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and helps break down and absorb fat from food. Kybella causes fat cells to die when it is injected into the fat under your chin. Once those cells are eliminated, they cannot store fat or add to it. Kybella’s active ingredient is a synthetic kind of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs in the body and assists in absorbing fat from food.
The fat under your chin is injected with Kybella, which kills fat cells. Once those cells are eliminated, they cannot store fat or add to it. How many treatments you may require is dependent on how much fat you have under your chin and what kind of results you want. Most people can see results after two to four treatments. Not everyone can use Kybella.
Precautions before getting the treatment
If you are infected in the site where Kybella is going to be put in, you shouldn’t get it. Before you get Kybella, you should tell your doctor about all of your health problems, such as if you:
- Have gotten or planned to get surgery on areas in your face
- have had or plan to have cosmetic operation on your facial areas
- have had or plan to have radiation therapy to areas in your face
- are pregnant or want to be pregnant
- are breastfeeding or want to breastfeed
Tell your physician concerning your medicines, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, herbal supplements, and over-the-counter medication. Kybella can result in serious side effects, such as damage to the nerves in the jaw, leading to a crooked smile or weakened facial muscles, and trouble swallowing.
The range of injections and treatment sessions needed varies from person to person. Up to 6 treatments may be given, spaced at least one month apart. Most people see noticeable results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Kybella is a nonsurgical alternative to liposuction, which can improve the appearance of a double chin without surgery or downtime.
Kybella is a new and exciting treatment option for patients looking to improve the appearance of their double chin with minimal downtime and side effects. If you are considering Kybella to enhance your appearance, please consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to go through your goals and expectations. You can also visit our website or call our offices in Kingwood, TX.