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Surgeons say that four-fifths of overall treatments that were done way back in 2018 were non-surgical and one of those is Kybella. Kybella is the only injectable treatment approved by FDA in 2015 which destroys fat cells in the targeted area which is under the chin to improve a patient’s profile. It is a safer alternative to Liposuction which is a surgical procedure. Based on studies, around 45% of patients are new to receiving cosmetic procedures – they are the ones who have not experienced any aesthetic procedure or have not been to a cosmetic clinic. In addition, clients are mostly men who want to sharpen their jawline.
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Skinclub Kybella Treatment Melbourne
Kybella is a technique that is a non-surgical injection used to reduce excess fat beneath the chin. The treatment uses several sessions of injections of deoxycholic acid to target fat cells in the area. Downtime is minimal in most cases as no incisions will be done in this treatment. It is a non-invasive treatment via injections and gives fewer risks and permanent results to patients. Since the day it was launched, Kybella can be compared to surgery in terms of efficacy.
A person can undergo Kybella treatment if he/she is 18 years old and above, with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. A patient might not be allowed to undergo this treatment if has trouble swallowing, pregnant, nursing, or has a medical condition before or on the date of the planned injection date or if a person has an infection in the targeted area.
Based on a consumer survey done way back in 2015 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 65% of individuals are concerned with excess fat under their skin and neck. Kybella treatment is an effective way of reducing fat cells under the chin.
Out of 17.5M surgical and cosmetic procedures done in the US as per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 62,587 were Kybella while 246,354 were liposuction procedures. However, these numbers were only based on procedures done by cosmetic doctors and surgeons, so the maker of Kybella – which is Allergan – was asked for more accurate statistics. Surprisingly, they track procedures too – they have been recorded over 100,000 people treated with Kybella since 2016.
New York City plastic surgeon Sachin Shridharani, who has been administering Kybella and has already done over 2,000 Kybella procedures advised that the effects are positive and surgical-like as long as the right dose has been administered and by advising patients via consultation regarding the number of treatments that they would need. If a certain healthcare professional advises that they are not getting the desired outcomes, notes will be reviewed, and turns out that the patient was not able to receive the right dosage due to preventing downtime and swelling.
It is essential to have a consultation and assessment with a healthcare provider to see if you can undergo treatment or qualified to receive the treatment. Advise the doctor about past cosmetic procedures that you have had on your neck, face, or chin. You should also advise the doctor about any infections or having difficulties in swallowing and also bleeding issues. Let the doctor know if you are nursing, expecting, or planning to become pregnant in the future since Kybella’s effect on infant and fetus is still ongoing.
You also have to advise the doctor if you are taking any medications especially blood thinners.
Small preparations are needed by the patient prior to this non-surgical procedure. It is advisable to carefully schedule the appointment prior to major events. Make sure that your face is clean to avoid the risk of infection. Avoid taking acetaminophen and ibuprofen to prevent bruising after the treatment is done.
The treatment should be done by an experienced healthcare professional as deoxycholic acid can also eliminate other cells during the process. A synthetic form of deoxycholic acid is used in Kybella injections which is a bile acid and is produced naturally by our body to help absorb fat. The acid eliminates fat cells in the chin area – a reason for unable to store fat once injected.
First, the healthcare provider will mark the area with a marker where the injections have to be done. A topical or numbing cream can be used to prevent discomfort and uneasy feeling. The number of injections being done under the chin is ranging from 20-50 which varies from patient to patient. Once injected the acid works slowly to kill fat cells which are eventually being absorbed by the body.
However, it is not suggested to receive Kybella if you have an infection in the area that has to be treated.
During the consultation, the healthcare provider will help identify how many sessions a patient needs for Kybella treatment. The final number of treatments will vary from patient to patient depending on chin profile. It also depends on the amount of submental fat and the desired result. Each Kybella treatment session is being administered at least every month, but not more than six treatments. Visible results can be seen after 2-4 treatments since a patient usually needs more than 1 treatment to achieve the desired result. Based on studies, approximately 59% of patients undergone 6 treatments and nearly 70% of the thousands of patients have declared physical and emotional improvement.
A patient will likely have bruising, swelling, or numbness in the area after the Kybella treatment. Get in touch with your healthcare provider for unusual experiences such as uneven smile, having difficulties in swallowing, facial muscle weakness and deformities, and issues in areas of injections such as damage and death of tissues or necrosis and open sores.
The healthcare professional will design the treatment plan according to the patient’s needs and desired results. Kybella is a non-surgical procedure however it also has common side effects such as numbness, bruising, pain, and swelling which typically peaks 24 hours after the treatment and lasts for (2) two days to (2) two weeks. These minor side effects typically subside in a week or two and the recovery process is minimal in most cases but still varies between patients.
Due to improper administration of Kybella treatments, there could also be serious side effects such as jaw nerve injury, an uneven smile, and difficulty in swallowing. Based on studies, about 4% of patients who underwent the treatment have experienced damage in the lower jaw. A patient might experience having a crooked smile but should only be temporary, and the damage normally wears off after few months. If a patient experiences severe side effects and discomfort after receiving the treatment, the healthcare professional should be contacted immediately.
Patients should avoid doing extreme activities as well as heat and sun exposure for a maximum of 5 days after the treatment is done. Also, avoid food intake with essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week after treatment as it may not let bruising and swelling go away. The patient should not do microdermabrasion, any needling treatments or procedures, and chemical peel for at least 3 months after the treatment is done. We will also send aftercare guides to follow through after the treatment.
Yes, the results of Kybella are permanent. It is dedicated to eliminating submental fat or double chin. It causes a chemical reaction that eliminates fat cells.
The patient can see the results of Kybella in about four to six weeks. It is usually one up to four treatments that are required depending on the patient’s profile. Each session uses approximately 2 vials of Kybella. Also, each session is done 8-10 weeks apart.
Kybella is FDA-approved and can be used for double chin treatment or “submental fullness” as it is called. For other areas, healthcare professionals may consider off-label use of it or can perform other treatments to help to eliminate fat cells. Aside from this, Kybella can be performed without the use of general anesthesia.
Another treatment can be Liposuction where fat is being removed but requires local anesthesia. A person can also be on a diet and do some exercises to lose fat; however not as immediately visible and as fast as Kybella and Liposuction.
Expect the entire session to last for approximately 20 minutes. The injections are quick but your chin would still be numbed due to topical or numbing cream, anesthesia, or ice.
The healthcare professional can use topical or numbing cream or even ice while the treatment is ongoing. It would be a tiny needle that will inject Kybella under the chin. After treatment, there may be swelling for a day or so but over-the-counter medications are available to ease the soreness and swelling until the area is fully recovered.
You might experience bruising and swelling on the treated area and an uneasy feeling may be experienced for a few days but suggested medications from your healthcare professional can be taken to stop the pain. With a non-surgical procedure like Kybella, you can go in and out in no time.
Kybella treatment starts from $895/vial onwards and might need 4 vials to complete the treatment. The overall expenses will depend on the number of treatments needed and healthcare professional fees. The recommendation is to have three treatments with 2 vials each; however, it would still be upon the doctor’s discretion. Unfortunately, Kybella can not be covered by medical or health insurance since it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
The procedure might be expensive but the results are great! We will be assisting you throughout the process, from consultation and assessment to testing if need be and administering treatment. All treatments are done by cosmetic doctors only with experience for less risk involved instead of a nurse on a laser clinic. In addition, we offer a free 7-day review to make sure that any concerns will be addressed. We also offer a free initial consultation for this type of treatment.
By eliminating existing submental fat, it is normal for the skin in the area to sag and may be loosened. If sagging skin remains, you may follow up with another treatment that is different from Kybella which is Ultherapy treatment.
It is best recommended to wear a chin strap with ice for several nights post-treatment while elevating the head for swelling to subside.
Double chin injection is not recommended for pregnant or planning to be pregnant as well as breastfeeding women.
It reduces fat under the chin in a non-surgical way – fats can no longer be stored and tissues can be reduced once fat cells are removed from the body. It gives permanent results.
Being administered by a healthcare professional – every treatment that we have is being administered by our cosmetic doctor and we require initial consultation to assess the area especially for new patients.
It is an effective treatment – Our clinic provides this treatment through fat dissolving injection which is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. It effectively targets the area that has to be treated, dissolving and removing fat cells.
It can be because of genetics, weight gain, and/or aging.
Kybella is being administered through injection and is a non-surgical procedure, whereas Liposuction is eliminating fats via surgery. Due to Liposuction’s surgical nature, it requires more and longer time for recovery.
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