What is the Treatment Like?
Kybella® is an injectable medication introduced into the submental area of the upper neck, directly beneath the chin and along the jaw. As the fat cell membranes are disrupted, the body’s natural metabolic system sweeps them away, reducing your submental fat. Patients will require more than one treatment to achieve optimal results, but once you’re pleased with the outcome, additional maintenance treatments are not required.
Is There Any Downtime?
The appointment itself is relatively quick, taking only 15-20 minutes to complete, and you’re free to resume back to business as usual. It’s normal to feel tenderness and swelling for 1-3 weeks, however this resolves on its own.
How Long Does Kybella® Take to Work?
The body needs time to filter away the disrupted fat cells, so visible results take a few weeks to become noticeable. You may notice slimming of the neck and a more chiseled jawline around 4-6 weeks, with continued improvement for a few more weeks.
Additional treatments will have cumulative results until the double chin is reduced. Since the body has a finite number of fat cells, those that are removed by Kybella® are permanently gone.
At Colorado Skin & Vein, Dr. Verebelyi and our team committed to giving our patients access to the most advanced, effective treatments for their cosmetic and vascular concerns. After receiving Kybella® treatments, most patients report positive emotional changes such as an increase in self-esteem. Increased self-esteem can have a positive effect on social and professional relationships. While Kybella® cannot improve the way people interact with you, your newfound confidence can give you the boost you need to hold your head up high and enjoy life knowing you look and feel your best.