Kybella at Rejuvenate MD Wellness Medspa in Glen Allen, Richmond, VA
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a prescription medical treatment that is used in adult patients to improve both the appearance and profile of what is known as submental fat, or more commonly known as a “double chin” in cases that are classified as moderate to severe. Kybella is also known as deoxycholic acid, or cholinic avid, and is known by the name Kybella in the United States, where it is an FDA approved treatment for treating fat beneath the chin.
When Kybella is injected into the fat of a double chin, the acid in the injection helps to destroy the fat cells, which reduces the appearance of a double chin in treated patients. With the fat cells destroyed by the acid in Kybella injections, they are then removed from the body via its natural metabolic and waste removal processes.
Kybella is a very safe and minimally invasive alternative to liposuction or surgery for treating double chins and fat beneath the chin, and it is recommended for adult patients who have moderate to severe issues with the fat beneath their chin. Additionally, Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adult patients that permanently destroys the fat under your chin, resulting in an improved profile whether your case is moderate or severe.
How many injections of Kybella are required for results?
The majority of patients will need approximately two to four injections in order to see their desired results. However, the amount of submental fat will determine how many treatments are needed on an individual, case-by-case basis. It is also important to note that there are potential side-effects to Kybella treatments, which may include some slight swelling, bruising, and pain at the site of the injections, but these side-effects usually resolve themselves within a few days following treatment without the need for medical intervention.
Typical treatments of Kybella usually consist of one and three vials of Kybella per treatment, which is determined by the amount of submental fat that the patient has. If you have any questions about the amount of Kybella needed for treatment of your submental fat – or double chin – or how many treatments will be needed to achieve your desired results, you should speak with your practitioner to gain a better understanding of your Kybella treatment.
Are the results permanent?
It is important to know that Kybella treatments result in the destruction of the submental fat, thus eliminating the double chin entirely. While it may take several injections and treatments to achieve your desired results, the result, once achieve, is permanent loss of the fat and elimination of the double chin.
The majority of patients who receive Kybella treatments usually begin to see results after at least two sessions and in the twelve weeks following their treatment. The best results of Kybella treatment are usually observed and begin to show after six months and the results are long-lasting, if not permanent.
For those in the Richmond, VA area who are looking to improve their profile and eliminate their double chin, then we here at Rejuvenate MD are here to help. We provide Kybella injection treatments to our patients and are more than happy to help you through the process of treatment. If you would like to book an appointment or consultation with our Dr. Green, please visit our website online or give us a call to book yours now. We serve patients from Richmond VA, Glen Allen VA, Mechanicsville VA, Midlothian VA, Goochland VA, Chesterfield VA, Powhatan VA, Fredericksburg VA, Williamsburg VA, Charlottesville, VA.