Kybella – is the FDA-approved injectable medicine is used to treat double chin & submental fat to attain the jawline that one wishes by killing and dissolving fat cells. It is considered a cosmetic treatment so the cost of kybella treatments are relatively high and varies.
In this, a medical professional injects a fat-reducing compound specifically to destroy the fat cells present under your double chin. Excess fat accumulation under the chin and jawline can give an appearance of double-neck or double-chin, which can be very bothersome for so many individuals.
What is Kybella?
The Kybella is a biological secondary bile acid used as an injectable to reduce the fat under your chin without any surgical procedure. Kybella has multiple scientific terms, including Cholanoic acid, Deoxycholic acid, Belkyra, and Deoxycholate. Allergan company which also makes Botox, is the manufacturer of the Kybella. This acid is the by-product of bacterial processes in the intestines. In its purest form, it exists in crystalline powder form, ranging from white to off-white color.
How does Kybella work?
Dr. Shukla or one of our certified medical providers will perform series of injections of the Kybella by injecting this compound into the targeted areas. Further, it interacts with the adipose tissues (fat) and decimates them, creating a contraction in the skin. Thus, you will notice an appreciable improvement in the neck and jawline that you longed for.
Does kybella hurt?
Ice or numbing cream is normally applied to the areas before injection, so it provides minimal discomfort.
What are the side effects of kybella?
Pain, discomfort, bruise, swelling is common and last for few days. It normally resolves in few days to weeks. Patients are advised to avoid blood thinner before and post-treatment. Arnica gel or cream helps with bruising.
How frequently can I have kybella treatment?
Normally, there is a gap of around one to two months between the consecutive sessions, as it takes time to fully utilize the Kybella solution that absorbs the fat under the chin. Hence, you can discern whether further treatment sessions are necessary.
How many treatments of kybella do I need for the double chin?
Kybella is FDA approved treatment for treating chin areas. It depends upon the person to person and the amount of fat they have in a targeted area. Dr. Shukla will provide a treatment plan based on the need. Ideally, three to six numbers of treatments are required to get optimal results.
How long does the effect of kybella treatment last?
Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone forever. Which means fat cells will never come back. To answer the question, kybella treatment results are permanent. In case of weight gain, you will gain weight in the areas where you have fat cells.
Can I use kybella for any other areas other than double chin?
The short answer is YES. It can be injected into any other areas for fat reduction, including the abdomen, thighs, love handles, etc.
Will insurance cover kybella treatment?
Kybella treatment for double chin is considered a cosmetic procedure; therefore, it is not covered by any health insurance companies.
How much does the Kybella treatment cost in Houston?
If you live in Houston and are a good candidate for double chin removal with Kybella treatments to enhance your jawline, the foremost concern that comes to mind is the cost. It is considered a cosmetic treatment with an unreasonably high price. The average cost of kybella ranges from $1000 to $2400/ treatment. The total cost of the kybella treatment will depend upon the number of sessions required.
Currently, ShineMD is offering a special promotion on kybella treatments. In which you can get three kybella treatments for just $1500.
How long does kybella swelling last?
This notion is wrongly generalized among the people just because of few cases that came to light. It solely depends on the metabolic functions of the body. The post-treatment swelling might occur at the operated area. It might be because the immune system starts acting against the intervention of a compound from outside, but this is temporary. The swelling lasts from days to weeks and is temporary.
What other treatments options do I have besides kybella for the removal of the double chin?
There are few treatment options besides kybella for a double chin or submental fat reduction.
- Smartlipo or laser liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to kill the fat cells. It also does the skin tightening simultaneously under the chin areas. Dr. Shukla is specialized in smartlipo or laser liposuction procedures.
- Coolsculpting is a completely non-invasive and FDA-approved fat reduction treatment to remove fat cells from chin areas.
Where can I find the best kybella near me?
ShineMD medspa is a leading provider of aesthetics, body contouring, and wellness treatments in Houston and surrounding areas. We provide head-to-toe revitalization and perform a wide variety of FDA-approved treatments. We have a great database of kybella before and after treatment pictures and so many success stories. Please check out our patient reviews and the before and after gallery section on the website.
How to contact ShineMD?
You can call 832.509.5099 to schedule your free consultation during our business hours or use this link to book an appointment online. You can fill out the form on the website, and one of our representatives will contact you in 24-48 hours.