What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only cosmetic injectable with the FDA approval to reduce fat tissues under the chin. Kybella is made of a component called deoxycholic acid, which, when injected around the neck, encourages your body to dissolve the unwanted fat tissues. Once your body removes the unwanted fat cells responsible for your double chin, you’re left with a more contoured and chiseled jawline. Kybella is one of the most unique fillers because it focuses on volume reduction rather than enhancement.

To learn more about our treatments of Kybella in Kennewick, schedule your consultation today.

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Kybella Highlights

  • Type: Fat reduction
  • Treats: Double chin
  • Duration: 30-45 minutes
  • Downtime: Patients will be swollen post treatment, but they are able to resume normal activity
  • Onset: Gradual
  • Longevity: Permanent

How does Kybella Work?

Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring component in your body that helps absorb fat tissues. Kybella is made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which, when strategically injected under the chin, destroys the unwanted fat cells. The deoxycholic acid essentially catalyzes your body’s metabolic activities to absorb and subsequently expel the unwanted fat cells under the chin. Once they’re removed, the fat cells don’t return, ensuring permanent results.

Benefits of Kybella

  • Non-surgical procedure
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Quick procedure
  • Naturally dissolves the fat cells
  • Provides a chiseled jawline
  • No downtime

Am I a candidate for Kybella?

You may be a candidate for Kybella if you…

  • Have excessive submental fat tissues.
  • Want a contoured jawline.
  • Are at least 18 years of age.
  • Are in generally good health.
  • Aren’t planning to have a facelift soon.
  • Don’t have trouble swallowing.
  • Aren’t pregnant or nursing.
  • Don’t have a medical condition near the chin.

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Kybella Treatment Overview

Step 1: Consultation

Your treatment of Kybella in Kennewick starts with a detailed consultation with the cosmetic providers. They review your medical history, ask you about previous cosmetic procedures, examine the submental region, and discuss your cosmetic goals and expectations. You should tell your medical provider about all your past or ongoing issues, especially related to your mouth or neck regions. The provider will determine if you’re a viable candidate for the procedure and, if so, curate the ideal treatment plan. If not, they’ll recommend the ideal procedure for your specific goals.

Step 2: Procedure

The Kybella procedure doesn’t involve much preparation. The cosmetic provider will cleanse the treatment area and mark the strategically chosen injection points to ensure optimal results. The injection points must be carefully chosen to ensure uniform results without lumpiness. A topical anesthetic or numbing cream will be applied over the treatment areas to ensure a comfortable and painless process. The provider will carefully inject highly-calibrated Kybella doses into the treatment areas. The number of injections depends on your specific goals.

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Step 3: Recovery

You’ll experience mild to moderate side effects, such as pain, swelling, discomfort, redness, irritation, and bruising around the treatment areas. Most patients can resume their daily activities and work the same day, though some need to wait a day or two. The side effects will subside within a week or two. The possibility of severe side-effects is negligible, but you must contact your provider if you experience facial muscle weakness or trouble swallowing.

Kybella Results

Kybella doesn’t provide immediate results because it relies on your body’s natural metabolism. You’ll notice the results gradually over several weeks. Most patients start noticing the results after about 12 weeks, and the final results should be evident in approximately 6 months. You’ll need multiple treatments spaced 1 to 3 months apart for optimal results. Your provider will curate the ideal treatment frequency according to your unique needs. The results are permanent because the fat cells are removed completely.


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