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What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an injection administered by a trained professional under your chin to target fat cells. It contains deoxycholic acid; a molecule naturally created by the human body. Deoxycholic acid breaks down fat and is part of how our bodies manage dietary fat absorption. After injection, the fat cells in the area gradually die and are naturally processed by the body.

What Are the Benefits?

Kybella treats submental fullness caused by both genetics and weight gain. Throughout your treatments, you will see a noticeable difference in your jawline. However, because the procedure is non-surgical, there is little downtime allowing you to return to your normal activities soon after treatment. You also do not have to worry about any surgical scars or the complications that may arise from being under general anesthesia.

How long does Kybella last you may ask? The effects are permanent. The deoxycholic acid completely eliminates fat cells in the region, ensuring you never have to worry about your dreaded double chin ever returning.

What Is the Procedure Like?

The procedure is short, generally taking between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. During this time, your physician will administer several injections to the area. How many injections are needed depends on your desired appearance. Individuals with more submental fullness looking to significantly reduce it may require more injections. Before injections are administered, the site is numbed with ice or a topical agent to ensure minimal discomfort.

You don’t need to take any special steps to prepare for the procedure, although it is recommended that you clean your face the morning of. Do note that the effects are gradual and may not be apparent until after a few treatments. Patients usually undergo 2-3 treatments with a month between each, though the total number of treatments depends on the desired results and effectiveness of each procedure.

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What Can You Expect After the Procedure?

After injection, you may experience minor side effects, including:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Redness

These generally go away in a week or two. The swelling, although inconvenient, is considered a good sign, as it means the deoxycholic acid is working. Side effects generally aren’t as intense in later treatments. Aftercare includes keeping the area clean, and your physician may recommend avoiding painkillers during the first 48 hours, as these sometimes thin the blood.

Is Kybella Right for You?

So should you try Kybella? You may be the perfect candidate if:

  • You want to avoid surgical procedures
  • You don’t mind a gradual process
  • You have minimal excess skin

If you are in relatively good health and can commit to multiple treatments, maybe it is time to search for “Kybella near me.” Focal Point Salon & Spa is dedicated to helping our customers feel and look their best. Whether you are visiting our head spa, beauty salon, or med spa, our caring professionals are ready to provide quality service. To find out more, contact us at (480) 531-9425 today!


Double Chin Reduction

Are your eyes drawn to your double chin when you look in the mirror? Are you embarrassed by the excess fat that can make your face appear rounder and older? Have you considered chin reduction, but are hesitant to get surgery? Are you a man who avoids wearing ties or collared shirts because of the snug feeling it provides?

Good news: there is a simple, non-surgical solution to what physicians refer to as “submental fullness”―also known as a double chin. This solution is called Kybella and is making waves as a quick procedure with lasting results.

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