Kybella & Localized Fat Reduction
Deoxycholic Acid is a form of bile salt which helps to dissolve fat. Using multiple small injections into the fat layer below the surface of the skin, deoxycholic acid helps to breakdown fat and minimize fatty deposits. Product is injected using small needles either under the chin (Kybella) or in the desired body area (Lipodissolve) to breakdown fat globules. Immediately after the procedure there will be swelling and tenderness for up to 4-6 weeks when the next treatment can be performed. A minimum of 2 treatments will be required to visualize results for the chin and more than 2 treatments are recommended for spot treatments on the body.
Fullness under the chin affects both men and women. This submental fat can be influenced by genetics, weight gain, and aging. Unfortunately, this fat can be resistant to diet and exercise on its own. Submental fullness often referred to as a “double chin”, is a common yet under-treated area of the body. kybella removes chin fat without pain or downtime. It is both FDA and Health Canada approved, and is considered the best non-surgical double chin treatment.
The active ingredient in Kybella, is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, it causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, the cells cannot store or accumulate fat. A consultation will be done to decide how many treatments you will need for maximum results. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Each Belkyra treatment session is relatively quick, typically lasting around 15 to 20 minutes. The number of sessions required will depend on your individual needs and will be determined during your consultation. Most patients require multiple sessions spaced a month apart for optimal results.
What Are the Potential Side Effects?
As with any medical procedure, there can be potential side effects. With Belkyra injections, these may include swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These side effects are usually temporary and resolve on their own.
What Is the Recovery Process?
One of the major benefits of Belkyra is that it’s a non-surgical double chin removal treatment providing very minimal downtime. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, you may wish to schedule your treatment towards the end of the week to allow any swelling or bruising to subside over the weekend.
How long is each fat reduction session?
Fat reduction sessions typically last 15 to 30 minutes for injection time.
What happens during the treatment?
During treatment, injections to dissolve fat will be injected directly into the fat under your chin using multiple subcutaneous injections.
How long does it take for me to see results?
Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. The number of injections and the number of treatments is tailored specifically to the individual patient’s treatment goals.
Are there side effects to fat dissolving injections?
The most common side effects include swelling, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
What if I had previous procedures or medical conditions?
Before receiving injections, let us know if you have had or plan on having surgery on your face, neck, or chin; if you have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin or have had or have medical conditions near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.
I'm currently taking medication, am I able to get this treatment?
Tell us about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, especially if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (anti-platelet or anticoagulant medicine), and we will help you!