WHAT IS KYBELLA?
Kybella is an FDA approved prescription medicine that is used to treat the fat below your chin. This fat is called double chin or submental fat. Kybella is made from synthetic deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring molecule in your body. Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats. When it is injected beneath your chin, it destroys the fat cells and results in a reduction of fullness under the chin. These cells cannot store or accumulate fat once they are destroyed. Hence, further treatment is not required.
Apart from the submental fat, Kybella is also perfect for those small pockets of fat in the abdomen. It can also be used in other areas of the body that include the upper arms, knees, bra line, “saddlebags” of the thighs, upper and inner thighs.
HOW DOES TREATMENT WITH KYBELLA WORK?
Dr. Kianoush Shakib is a Kybella trained health specialist and has several years of experience in treating submental fat. He will start by analyzing your medical history, allergies, and ANY medication currently being taken to check if you are a suitable candidate. He may ask you to stop taking blood thinners several days before the procedure and make changes in your medicine if required.
The treatment process usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. Dr. Kianoush Shakib will tailor your treatment based on the fat accumulated under the chin, and he will decide the number the injections you will need. The injection site will be marked, and an ice pack or numbing agent is applied to ease the discomfort. Kybella is then injected in the marked areas of your chin. Dr. Kianoush Shakib will recommend the number of treatments needed for you to reach your desired aesthetic goals.
The side effects of Kybella are minimal and include numbness, redness, bruising, and/or muscle weakness at the site of the injection. If you develop any prolonged side effects call us at Allergy and Skin Spa for assistance.
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENTS WITH KYBELLA?
Kybella is not for everyone. At Allergy and Skin Spa, Dr. Kianoush Shakib will make sure that you are the right candidate for the treatment. We recommend against the treatment if we feel the candidate is not suitable, to avoid possible side effects. Kybella is not recommended under the following circumstances:
- If you have an infection in the treatment area
- If you have a medical condition in or near the neck area
- If you have trouble swallowing
- If you have had a facial surgery recently
- If you are pregnant, want to be pregnant or are breastfeeding
- If you are taking blood thinners
- If you are under 18 years of age
KYBELLA TREATMENTS AT OUR DERMATOLOGY AND ALLERGY CENTER
Patient medical history and present medical condition, allergies, and medication are critical to determining whether the patient is a suitable candidate for Kybella treatments.
If you suffer from unwanted fat under your chin or if you want to get rid of a double chin, call Allergy and Skin Spa today for an appointment, or feel free to fill out the form provided and a representative from our office will get back to you as soon as possible.