What Is Kybella?

Kybella Joplin, MO

Kybella is an FDA-approved injection that can be used to treat and minimize the appearance of a double chin. Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring compound that eats away at fat cells without damaging otherwise healthy tissue. The end result is a more defined jawline and neck, which is ideal for individuals who haven’t been able to get rid of their double chin.

*Individual Results May Vary

How Does It Work?

The secret to Kybella’s success can be found in the active ingredient: Deoxycholic acid. When injected into submental tissue (which is located under the chin), deoxycholic acid gets right to work burning away fat cells. What makes this acid so unique is that it only targets fat cells; everything else is left untouched. Damaged fat cells are naturally flushed by the body’s waste removal processes, so most patients are able to see final results within a couple months.

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*Individual Results May Vary.

Is It Painful?*

Kybella injections aren’t painful, but they can be uncomfortable for individuals who are afraid of needles. For that reason, your Derma Tech specialist will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area before injecting Kybella. During the treatment, you may feel a slight burning sensation; this is the deoxycholic acid at work. This burning feeling may continue for a few days, but it should dissipate after a week or so. Patients may also see swelling and bruising at the injection site for the first two weeks after the injection.

Am I A Good Candidate For Kybella?

You’re a good candidate for Kybella injections if you have excess submental fat. Candidates with double chins or fat around the jawline see great results from Kybella treatments. You should follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain results, as Kybella does not prevent the formation of new fat cells.

*Most patients require 2-4 treatments to see their ideal results; your Derma Tech specialist will work with you to determine how many treatments you may need.

*Individual Results May Vary.

Take the First Step

Ready to reveal your most radiant self? Then it’s time to schedule your Kybella consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. You can also browse our online skincare shop and we’ll ship directly to your door! Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.