Does Kybella Treatment Hurt?

Does Kybella Treatment Hurt?

Extra fat under your chin affects people of all ages and sizes, even those with strict diet and exercise plans. These stubborn deposits are impossible to target with diet and exercise, but surgery requires money, commitment, and aftercare. 

If you’re looking for an easier way to ditch your double chin, Kybella® injections might be just the solution. 

At Ego, with offices in Lodi and Modesto California, Dr. Patrick Rhoades and Dr. Priscilla Morris head up a team of aesthetic specialists who can provide Kybella treatment for the safe, effective removal of extra fat under your chin.

Causes of double chin 

A double chin is not an indication that you’re overweight. Even thin people can see some extra skin and fat under their chin when they look in the mirror. While these rolls might seem small, they can have a big impact on your face, making you look older or heavier than you really are. 

Submental fat can be difficult to get rid of, even with a strict diet and exercise plan. There’s no way to target fat loss, only muscle growth. 

And the underside of your chin is also at the whims of gravity. As you age, your skin loses volume and elasticity, causing this skin and fat to sag and become more prominent. 

Cosmetic procedures like liposuction can slim down areas like this, but you may not want to commit to surgery for such a small amount of fat. It’s a lot like getting a facelift for crow’s feet; it feels like overkill. 

But similar to how Botox® and dermal fillers can treat minor wrinkles, Kybella can help with submental fat to slim and tighten under your jaw for a younger, tighter appearance. 

An overview of Kybella 

Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment for submental fat. It uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a bile that your body produces naturally to absorb fat. When injected under your skin, it breaks down and metabolizes fat cells, preventing future deposits from forming. 

But you should approach Kybella like any other cosmetic procedure. Beware of spas offering bargain-bin discounts, and consult with a specialist beforehand to make sure it’s right for you. If you’re pregnant or still in the process of losing weight, postpone Kybella treatment and revisit the idea later. 

At Ego, our team has experience with all kinds of injectables, including Kybella. We make sure all injections are done carefully and precisely to ensure we don’t damage surrounding cells in the process. 

What Kybella feels like

There's usually not more than mild discomfort during Kybella treatment since the needles we use are extremely fine. It can take 20-40 small injections to target all of the fat under your chin, so our staff offers ice packs and numbing medication beforehand. 

If you’re sensitive to pain, let us know so we can accommodate you. 

There may also be some mild side effects after treatment. You might experience redness, swelling, and soreness in the days following your injections. Ice packs can ease these side effects quickly. Most of our patients require just two or three Kybella sessions. 

Are you interested in trying Kybella for yourself? Talk to our team at Ego to find out if you’re a suitable candidate. To schedule a consultation, call the location closest to you or request an appointment online.

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