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Is Kybella® Treatment Only for the Chin?

If you are worried about the appearance of stubborn chin fat, a revolutionary injectable medication called Kybella® in Henderson, NV, can easily help you eliminate a double chin. But once you’re enjoying your slimmer and more defined jawline, you may also wonder if you can get Kybella® to eliminate fat from anywhere else on your face and body.

To help you learn more about Kybella® treatment areas, here’s everything you should know about how this product works and what makes it effective.

What Is Kybella®?

Kybella® is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a natural component that dissolves dietary fats in the body. When injected under the chin to treat submental fat, this synthetic deoxycholic acid starts breaking down fat cells. Then, your body will naturally process and eliminate them.

After getting a Kybella® injection, you do not have to follow any post-procedural instructions to obtain your ideal results. The excess fat around your chin dissolves on its own, leaving you with a defined jawline and neck that makes for pronounced contours.

Kybella® Treatment Areas

Kybella® is only FDA-approved for submental fullness, also known as a double chin. While some providers may be willing to try off-label usage, the recommended and intended use case for Kybella® is for fat under the chin.

If you have excess fat in your submental region, Kybella® can be the most effective non-surgical answer to your needs – especially if your submental fat remains stubborn and does not go away with diet or exercise.

Who Can Get Kybella®?

You can get Kybella® if you are concerned about unwanted fat deposits under your chin. You also need to keep the following qualifying factors in mind.

  • You are 21 years of age or older.
  • You have good skin elasticity and firmness.
  • You practice a healthy lifestyle.
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You do not smoke or can quit for your treatments.

What Happens During a Kybella® Treatment?

Your Kybella® journey starts with a detailed consultation. During this discussion, Dr. Douglas Tanita will ask questions to learn about your goals and determine if you are well-suited for the procedure.

After you understand what Kybella® can do for you, you can get ready for the treatment itself. Before the procedure, your provider applies a topical anesthetic around the area to minimize discomfort. From there, they inject Kybella® under your chin using a small, fine needle.

Your in-office appointment will take around 30 to 45 minutes, and you can return to your typical schedule immediately afterward. However, you may need to follow some aftercare instructions to manage side effects such as bruising and swelling.

Many people see the best results after a series of three to five sessions, spaced at least one month apart. Your personalized treatment plan will depend upon the amount of fat you hope to address.

Henderson Women’s Care – Your Kybella® Specialist

While Kybella® is quick, easy, and convenient, you must only get it from a specialized provider who has your best interests at heart. Besides only performing injections in FDA-approved Kybella® treatment areas, Dr. Tanita and his team will also provide detailed aftercare instructions and recommendations for additional non-surgical solutions that might benefit you.

Do you feel ready to embrace a more defined jawline? Schedule your consultation by contacting Henderson Women’s Care at (702) 847-6252 or completing our online form today!

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