Kybella Frequently Asked Questions
Just a bit of extra fat in the upper throat area will create the presence of a "double chin" that may be unwanted by both women and men. The additional pockets of fat below the chin (or the submental area) can be caused by aging, genetics, or weight fluctuations that lead to a softer jawbone and chin for a less defined profile. Wareham, MA board-certified physician Dr. Nada Zaknoun is happy to provide a revolutionary technique to reduce neck fat at Nadomi Medspa. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Kybella is a new nonsurgical option for upper neck fat. The active component in Kybella is a synthetically made version of deoxycholic acid, which works similarly to the body's natural DA to dissolve and absorb fat cells. After it has been injected beneath the chin, you can notice a visible decrease in the amount of fat. When the fat is removed, the cells will not regenerate so you can enjoy your new slender neck and defined jawline for years to come.
Kybella Procedure Technique
The ideal candidates for Kybella injectable treatments have unwanted fat in the upper throat (submental area), which creates a double chin or unwanted volume. This injection corrects resistant areas of fat that cannot be removed through common weight loss techniques due to genetics, aging, and several other conditions. If you are near a healthy, stable weight, but exercise and diet have not been able to eliminate the fat in your submental area, Kybella may be the correct option for your goals. While Kybella can be used to correct small or moderate pockets of fat in the upper neck, significant pockets of fat may be better suited for an alternate procedure.
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Kybella is completed during an appointment in one of our treatment rooms. Dr. Zaknoun will often apply a numbing gel to the injected area, if desired, once the skin is clean. The injection lasts around 15 minutes, which comprises of a few small injections into the upper neck area. Patients may require a single treatment to receive their desired look, while some may want a few injections spaced three weeks between each appointment at Nadomi Medspa.
What to Expect with Kybella®
After Kybella injections, you will be allowed to leave our office when you are ready to return to your daily routine. You may notice short-term bruising, swelling, or numbness below your chin, although this should not last more than a couple of days. Contact Nadomi Medspa right away if you are noticing any unusual symptoms, including difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, or if your facial expressions are uneven. While the fat that is eliminated do not regenerate, the cells left over can grow larger so you need to keep a stable weight after your Kybella treatments to keep new pockets of fat from developing. Ideal results after this procedure leave your neck appearing tighter and sleeker, and your neckline will be better defined.
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How much does Kybella cost?
Kybella treatment costs will vary based on how many appointments you need. In your initial consultation, a personalized treatment plan will be made to match your goals. A member of our staff will also review payments we accept in your first appointment.
How does Kybella work?
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is designed to break down fat cells in the upper neck. Once the fat cells are eliminated, these cells cannot regenerate. This is why more injections should not be needed as soon as you have met your goal.
Can Kybella be used to treat other areas of the body?
Right now, Kybella may only be used to treat the upper neck. Kybella can effectively minimize the fat in the upper neck that creates the appearance of a double chin. Kybella is not approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for any other areas of the face or body.
Am I eligible for a Kybella treatment?
Before your consultation, you will answer a few questions to make sure you are a candidate for Kybella treatments. You need to be at least 18 years old, not breastfeeding or pregnant, and you should not have an active infection in or around your neck. Before the process begins, you are encouraged to be open about your medical history and health concerns so we can determine if you may be at risk for an adverse reaction from the treatment.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
At your initial consultation, a personalized injection plan will be created to match your needs and goals. Usually, patients receive between two and four Kybella injections to achieve their goals. Kybella appointments need to be made around 30 days apart. You should not receive any more than six injections.
Even though everybody else in your family may have to mask their genetic double chin, it does not mean you need to. Schedule an initial consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Nada Zaknoun to receive more information about the new Kybella injectable treatments at Nadomi Medspa in Wareham, MA. Destroy your double chin so you can enjoy a well-defined, strong jawline today.