If you’ve been on social media or watched the news over the last few years, chances are you’ve heard of Kybella®. Recipient of the “Breakthrough Award” from Allure Magazine in 2015, Kybella has been making headlines since its debut in the aesthetic market. So what is Kybella and what do you need to know about this popular injectable treatment?
Here are the 9 must-know facts about Kybella:
1. Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid
Deoxycholic acid naturally occurs in our intestinal tract and is responsible for the breakdown of dietary fats. Kybella’s main ingredient is a synthetic (made in a lab) version of this molecule.
2. Kybella eliminates fat cells
Because of its active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, Kybella’s mechanism of action works by destroying the walls of fat cells where it is injected.
3. Kybella results are permanent
Once these targeted fat cell walls are destroyed, they can’t be restored. No cell wall= no fat cell= permanent results.
4. Kybella is FDA-approved
Kybella received FDA-approval for the treatment of submental fullness (commonly known as the double-chin) in 2015, thus changing our jawlines and profiles forever!
5. Kybella is non-surgical
Kybella is a non-invasive, non-surgical injectable treatment that permanently eliminates fat cells. This means you can achieve gorgeous results without surgery. No scalpel, no stitches, and no general anesthesia required.
6. Kybella is an Allergan product
Kybella is owned by Allergan®, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®.
What does this mean for the consumer? Mainly accountability and safety, but it also means big savings! Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program allows you to earn points which convert to savings on all Allergan treatments, including Kybella.
7. Kybella treatments take around 20 minutes
Time spent in the treatment room will vary based on factors such as the total size of the treatment area, which injector you choose, and each patient’s desired results- but on average, injections take around 20 minutes. Full results can typically be seen in 2-4 treatments.
8. Kybella requires no down-time
Unlike a surgical procedure, Kybella is performed in an outpatient setting and requires no long-term down-time. While there are possible side effects, the most commonly experienced are swelling, bruising, and numbness of the treatment area.
9. Kybella treatments are customizable
Whether you have a large or small amount of unwanted double-chin fat, Kybella is beautifully customizable. Also, since it’s a non-surgical treatment, it can easily be tailored and adjusted to each patient’s desired results. Skin by Lovely Injection Specialists have even achieved stunning results in diminishing fat in the ‘jowl’ area of the face.
Now that you officially know these 9 must-know facts about Kybella, are you ready to book your appointment?
About Skin by Lovely™
Skin by Lovely, the number one Botox® clinic in Oregon, specializes in FDA-approved, natural-looking, non-surgical, medical facial aesthetics and rejuvenation treatments. With practices in Santa Monica, CA, Portland, OR, and Lake Oswego, OR, Skin by Lovely is certified by Allergan, the makers of Kybella®, Botox® and Juvederm®, as a Top 10 facial aesthetic practice in the United States and the Top 25 account for Galderma, the makers of Dysport® and Restylane®. Get the treatment you deserve at Skin by Lovely.
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