Kybella Treatments in Ashburn VA & Leesburg VA
What is Kybella?
KYBELLA® is a newly FDA approved prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin. This area is also called the sub mental area and is more commonly known as the “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the sub mental area.
Kybella’s active ingredient is known as deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids to the breakdown or absorption of dietary fat. In this product, there is a concentrated amount of this molecule to allow it to treat the fatty areas. The cells effected by the active ingredient will no longer be able to store fat. In fact, the fat cells are actually destroyed.
The Kybella treatments are non surgical and only involve injections into the fatty area. Using small, fine needles the fat is injected with the FDA approved medicine. The number of treatment cycles will depend on the age of the patient, the quality of the skin, the elasticity of the skin and the amount of fat.
The treatments are done in the sub mental area with a grid pattern template. This assures the Kybella injections are systematically placed into the fatty area. The area can be numbed with a topical creme before the Kybella injections. This medicine is well tolerated and the person may return to activity shortly after the completion.
Kybella is FDA approved for safety. Its clearance is for the sub mental area. There were over 20 clinical studies to achieve this approval. There have been over 2,600 patients treated safely with this product.
Kybella Complications or Side Effects
Before receiving Kybella, the medical history will be taken and a history of prior facial, chin or neck surgery should be disclosed to the medical provider. Any history of difficulty swallowing, bleeding problems, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant should be disclosed. It is not known if Kybella has any effect or harm on an unborn baby or in breast milk.
The most common side effects of Kybella injections include swelling, bruising, pain from injections, numbness, redness, and some areas of hardness in the areas of treatment. The serious side effects may include difficulty swallowing, nerve injury in the jaw which may contribute to an uneven smile or facial nerve weakness. To learn more about Kybella visit the Kybella website.
How many treatments of Kybella?*
The typical experience shows improvements with 2-4 treatments. The complete treatment recommendation may be up to 6 treatments.
George Washington University Professional Center
The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery
45155 Research Place, Suite 125
Ashburn, VA 20165