Chin double treatment

Patients searching for solutions to unwanted fat pockets turn to Kybella treatment in Denver Co. Kybella treatment in Denver Co. is synonymous with double chin removal or double chin treatment. While it’s true that dermatologists frequently use Kybella for double chin removal, that’s not the only area where this FDA-approved injectable can help. Kybella is also helpful for removing armpit fat and banana rolls (excess adipose on the buttocks).

Kybella destroys the unwanted adipose or fat in the target area, and final results emerge after about twelve weeks. The number of Kybella treatments will depend on the affected area and how the body responds to the Kybella treatment in Denver Co.

Kybella is an injectable treatment that can reduce fat in that area without surgery. Deoxycholic acid is injected multiple times into the area to destroy the fat cells. No cuts or stitches are needed, and recovery time is usually short.

An ideal candidate is an adult of at least 18 years of age with a double chin or other fat pockets that they’d like to address with the treatment.

However, nursing, pregnancy, difficulty swallowing and previous facial surgery may rule you out as an ideal candidate.

Discussing with your doctor before diving into any similar treatment is a must. Directly discuss with your doctor if you have existing medical conditions or have had prior surgery or treatments done to your chin, neck, or face for cosmetic or other medical reasons.

It’s also important to tell your doctor if you have an existing condition that makes it hard for you to swallow.

The treatment is not for lactating or pregnant women. Kybella is a noninvasive treatment that requires minimal planning ahead of time. If possible, the procedure should be scheduled well before any important events. Infection can be avoided by thoroughly cleansing the face before the appointment.

What are Kybella injectables?

Deoxycholic acid is sold under the brand name Kybella.

This substance is produced naturally by your body and the body rapidly absorbs once administered as an injectable. It facilitates the digestion of fats by breaking them down into smaller pieces. Foods that require an emulsifier often incorporate deoxycholic acid into their formulation. Noncancerous fat cell tumors called lipomas can also be treated without surgery.

An injection of the bile acid deoxycholic acid disrupts the cell membranes of adipocytes, causing the destruction of fat cells in the subcutaneous fat layer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave deoxycholic acid the green light in April 2015 to treat submental fat, which can be used to improve appearance by decreasing facial convexity or fullness.

The drug is produced by Kythera Biopharma and is made available to the market as KYbella. It is the first agent to ever be approved by the US FDA for the treatment of submental fat. Up to six injections of Kybella may be administered, each at least one month apart. However, two treatments are typical. Therefore, the interval between sessions should be around four to six weeks.

Injection lipolysis describes this method of treatment. In other words, it’s a method in which fat is dissolved via injection.

Kybella is popular because it is a noninvasive method of eliminating double chins. As a result, it requires less time to heal than surgical options and has fewer associated risks. In the United States, Kybella should only be administered by a doctor, nurse, or physician’s assistant. In addition, to administer injectable medspa treatments, nurses and PAs must be licensed by the state where they practice.

How Does it Work?

The body produces deoxycholic acid, a bile acid, to aid fat digestion and absorption. A synthetic version of this is used in the injectable fat-reduction treatment Kybella. After being injected, the acid destroys the fat cells under the chin, making that area incapable of further fat storage. However, Kybella injections should only be given by a medical professional, as deoxycholic acid can cause cell death in unintended places.

The injection sites will be marked, and your doctor may give you something to put on your skin or give you an ice pack if you feel uncomfortable. Under-chin injections are typically administered in groups of 20–30 but can reach up to 50. The acid then slowly kills fat cells, which the body metabolizes over the subsequent weeks.

It’s impossible to give a universally accurate estimate of the required number of sessions because each patient is unique. Multiple sessions of treatment may be required for best results. There is a minimum interval between each Kybella treatment session, and a maximum of six treatments are allowed. Even though Kybella doesn’t require surgery, it can cause various uncomfortable side effects, such as swelling, soreness, and numbness.

Kybella usually has a short recovery time, but this varies from patient to patient. In most cases, minor adverse effects disappear after a week or two.

Weakness in the facial muscles, an uneven smile, swallowing difficulties, and jaw nerve injuries have been reported as severe adverse effects. Talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing any pain after your treatment. Also, get in touch with your doctor immediately if these severe side effects occur.

What to Expect after Kybella Treatment?

Kybella treatments can result in the following: temporary numbness, redness, pain, inflammation, swelling, and bruising. There may also be some nerve issues in rare situations, but these are rare. After a few days to a few weeks, the swelling typically subsides.

In most cases, you’ll be able to resume your normal activities immediately following the procedure. Your doctor may suggest a compression garment. The compression garment can certainly help with any local swelling after applying the injectables

When compared to liposuction, the recovery time for Kybella is often preferred. If the swelling makes them feel self-conscious, they might decide to hide out until it goes down. However, people without a neck lift or liposuction can still use Kybella to achieve the same aesthetic results.

The recovery time for this procedure is around 6-8 weeks. A double chin will diminish as the skin under your chin tightens.

Kybella’s results are long-lasting. The chin area, however, may experience a return of fat if you gain a substantial amount of weight. Many medical professionals have concluded that Kybella poses no health risks. Although rare, nerve damage during the procedure can cause undesirable side effects like a crooked smile or trouble swallowing. Usually, this kind of harm is only temporary. When Kybella is used “off-label,” or in unapproved ways, it may cause other side effects.

Dr. Lea Gattoni, DMSc, PA-C

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