Kybella Treatment

Doctor injects a patient as she lays on a bed with a towel wrapped around her head

Kybella® is an injectable medicine used to eliminate excess tissue below the chin and upper neck for a more defined, youthful look. Often a natural part of the aging process, many people feel that their chin looks less appealing than it used to and find that Kybella offers a quick, convenient solution. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid-a substance naturally occurring in the body. When injected, the deoxycholic acid will begin to break down and absorb excess fat cells in the problem area, creating a firmer and more defined jaw line.

Many people find that a more sculpted chin can gives their face a far more youthful look that’s always an appealing choice.

Kybella Before & After
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Prior to Treatment

Kybella is a powerful treatment that can be unsuitable for use in some patients. It’s important that you tell our practitioners about any of the following before beginning a Kybella treatment course:

  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Exhibit any problems with blood clotting
  • Have a previous history of neck or jaw problems, including any surgery undertaken in that area
  • Any previous cosmetic interventions you have had on the face, jaw or neck
  • Difficulties or conditions relating to swallowing

Always communicate with your healthcare provider concerning any medications you may be taking such as vitamins, prescriptions, herbal supplements, or any over the counter medications, particularly if any such medications prevent the clotting of your blood.

Possible side effects of Kybella

Although many patients find that Kybella suits them well and they experience few, or no, side effects, other people may discover that they have an unpleasant reaction to the product. Common side effects include symptoms such as bruising, discomfort, an unevenness where treatment has taken place, swelling and redness. More severe, though less common, side effects are nerve damage, leading to problems with the muscles of the face and problems with swallowing. If you suffer any serious adverse effects after Kybella, it’s important to seek appropriate medical attention promptly.