Kybella – Dissolving The Double Chin, Albuquerque
Kybella was FDA approved in 2015 and is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction when it comes to removing fat under the chin. Kybella contains a naturally occurring molecule that dissolves fat. Essentially it “bursts fat cells with medication,” and your body naturally flushes them out. Once these cells are destroyed they can no longer store or accumulate fat. The best candidate is someone with good skin elasticity and a very distinct appearance of fat under the chin. This is a very safe and effective treatment that does not require surgery. People need 2-3 treatments for optimal results.
Before & After Photos
How To Prepare
Please stop any blood thinning medications like Advil, Aleve, Motrin, or Ibuprofen along with flax seed supplements, and fish oils, St, John’s Wart for 7 days prior to your treatment. We do our very best to inject in a way that minimizes bruising, however, we cannot guarantee that you will not bruise. Stopping these medications will help.
If you have any type of active open breakouts where we are injecting, we cannot treat you and will reschedule once the area has healed.
What To Expect
The nurse will take before and after photos, clean the area and then mark under your chin to help her with her injection mapping. People will need 20-50 injections depending on the size of the area we are treating under the chin.
Kybella is sold in vials and we tell everyone to budget for at least 2 vials on their first visit. It is important to keep in mind that people will need more then one treatment. Most patients need 2-3 treatments to achieve their desired results. People with a large double chin will require additional vials and treatments.
The injection itself resembles a stinging sensation. We will give you ice to help with the swelling but know that you will swell after your treatment. The area will be red and slightly numb. This is normal.
Over the next 3-7 days your chin will swell. This is means you had a great treatment as your body is starting to metabolize the dead fat cells. We advise that you prepare for this. You do not need to stay inside, but know that you will be swollen and may not want to plan any major social events 4-5 days post treatment.
We will schedule you back for your next appointment 6 weeks after your first treatment. During the second visit, we will repeat what we did the first time. We have found that people do not swell as much after subsequent visits. We will schedule you back in another 6 weeks to take before and after photos and monitor results.
Avoid strenuous exercise and give your body 24 hours to settle and the swelling to calm. Don’t be alarmed if it looks worse before it looks better. You can get the treated area wet, so washing and swimming is not an issue. Men can shave the area the next day, just be gentle. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the spa 505-888-1185