As we age, many of us notice that fat begins to accumulate under the chin, known as submental fat or a double chin. For many patients, though they would like to return their face to a younger-looking profile, the problem is not severe enough to warrant surgery. Fortunately, Prairie Fields Aesthetics offers a less invasive solution: Kybella. This injectable medication permanently reduces submental fat in just a few easy treatment sessions.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable medication of synthetic deoxycholic acid that destroys fat cells beneath the chin. Normally, your body uses natural deoxycholic acid in the digestive system to aid in the breakdown of dietary fats. When injected into the target site, Kybella renders the surrounding cells unable to store or accumulate fat. Therefore, once you reach your aesthetic goal, your Kybella results are permanent.
What is the Kybella treatment process?
Each Kybella injection takes 15-20 minutes. The skin around your chin and neck is cleaned and sterilized, and the physician administers the injections at specially chosen target sites that vary from patient to patient depending on their unique needs. It is recommended that you return for a treatment course of 2-6 injections, spaced 6 weeks apart. Usually, patients begin to see results after 2-4 treatments. After each treatment, you will likely experience some minor bruising, swelling, or numbness around the injection sites, though this will subside after a few days.
Good candidates for Kybella treatment are patients who are in generally good health and have tried other weight loss techniques such as eating well and exercising. If these techniques do not reduce submental fat, then Kybella may be the right choice for you. Contact Prairie Fields Aesthetics and schedule your Kybella consultation. We look forward to discussing how best to achieve your aesthetic goals.