Why Kybella®? One of the biggest complaints both women and men have when asked if they could correct one thing about their face is a double chin. In fact, in recent surveys, 68% of people said this was their primary complaint. Many have reported it has affected their self-esteem and been a significant issue for them for most of their life. Often, this is genetic and not due to the patient’s weight. Previously the only option we have had was surgery. Whereas, with the FDA approval and release of Kybella, patients have a non-surgical option that is safe and carries minimal side effects.
Kybella is a non-animal/non-human substance called Deoxycholic Acid. Deoxycholic Acid is a bile salt that is naturally present in our body. This bile salt helps emulsify dietary fat. Thirdly, when injected into the fat pocket under the chin, it dissolves the fat. As a result, the fat is permanently removed by our bodies.
The average patient will require 2-4 treatments with Kybella spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Therefore, side effects are expected but mild. They included swelling, tenderness, possible bruising, numbness, and possible sensation of fullness when swallowing. When injected properly, the risk of more severe complications such as nerve damage is minimal. Importantly, all side effects reported in the FDA trials have been resolved independently without medical intervention. To illustrate, one subject had nerve damage that caused some temporary lower facial weakness, but it has since resolved.
When seeking treatment, make sure you see a certified injector injecting Kybella. Currently, very few medical practices have access to the medication. Finally, call Vitality for a FREE consult to see if you are a candidate for Kybella.