p>Kybella is a treatment that is used to treat a double chin. This is a new procedure that does not involve any type of surgery. It is the latest FDA approved injectable that will help to not only reduce fat in the chin but also help to contour. Kybella is made from a deoxycholic acid that is synthetic. This is also naturally found in the body and will help break down the dietary fat. Once Kybella is injected into the chin, the fat cells are destroyed. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they will be unable to store any fat, resulting in a slimmer chin. Up to 50 injections will be given. The injections are spaced at least one month apart. Most people will see results with just two treatments, however, additional treatments may be needed depending on how much fat is present in the chin area. Results can be seen typically within weeks. One treatment will take between 15 to 20 minutes. Kybella was only produced to be injected into the chin . At this stage it has not been approved to treat other areas of your body, its generally effective only on small areas of fat deposits like a double chin.
Some side effects seen with Kybella include bruising, pain, numbness, swelling at the injection site, redness and areas of hardness where the treatment was performed. Serious side effects include trouble swallowing or a nerve injury that can cause facial muscle weakness or an uneven smile. Please note that this procedure should only be done by a trained health care professional, such as a dermatologist. It should not be injected into or near the marginal mandibular gland, lymph nodes, salivary gland, or the muscles. Injecting too close to these areas may result in tissue damage.
Once the area has been injected, the fat will begin to dissolve in 10 to 15 minutes. Final results may not be seen for 4 weeks following the injection, as swelling may take 3 to 4 weeks to subside.
After the procedure is done, there may be some tenderness and inflammation. This will typically subside in a day or two. Strenuous activities should be avoided for a few days to minimise bruising and swelling.
If you have an infection in the area where Kybella is injected, you should not receive the treatment. It is important to tell your doctor if you have had surgery on your face, neck or chin or plan to do so. Also let your doctor know if you have had any cosmetic treatments done on these areas, or if you suffer from any medical conditions in or around the neck area. It is important to tell your doctor if you have trouble swallowing or ever had any bleeding issues or if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. It is equally as important to let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding or plan to soon breastfeed your child. It is not known at this time if Kybella will effect a baby or the breast milk.
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