What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable chemical that is virtually identical to a deoxycholic acid, which is a substance your body produces naturally. According to the FDA, this chemical helps your body to absorb fats. Kybella works by destroying fat cells. Injections of Kybella offer patients a viable option to procedures such as liposuction as a way to eliminate double or triple chins.
How Many Treatments Does It Take?
Dr. Sonny O says the number of treatments varies from one patient to another based on the amount of fat that needs to be removed. The average patient is likely to need between 12 and 20 injections per visit. He also says the average patient will need up to three treatments to achieve optimum results. The treatments will need to be spread out over one month between them. According to the FDA, effective treatment can require up to 50 injections and patients may need up to six treatments spread out one month apart.
Does Kybella Tighten Skin?
Kybella is designed to melt away the fat, it is not designed to tighten the skin. However, depending on the elasticity of the skin, most patients state they have experienced some skin tightening as a result of Kybella injections.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, there are a few common side effects. Among these are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and small firm areas of tissue at the injection site that fade away in time. Among the more serious possible side effects is damage to the marginal mandibular nerve. This nerve controls your facial expressions, damage to it can cause a lopsided smile. However, this side effect happens in less than 4% of cases and goes away with time as the nerve heals.
If you have any other questions about Kybella injections, the results, and potential side effects, please schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Sonny O. During your visit he will answer your questions and evaluate you to see if this procedure is right for you.
A Consultation Can Help You Decide if Kybella Injections are Right for You
Dr. Sonny O. offers consultations that can help you decide if Kybella Injections are right for you. The Dr. and his staff will do an extensive medical history and lifestyle inventory, as well as discuss your motives and expectations with you. Call us today at 843-388- 4939 to make an appointment for a consultation today.