What is Kybella® Fat Dissolving Injection?
Fat dissolving injection is a non-surgical, localized fat reduction method. The main ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the skin, Kybella® destroys fat cells permanently, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness in the areas of concern. Since these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat once destroyed, no further treatment session would be necessary. The injection is suitable for small areas such as under the chin, face, belly, extremities, and other parts. Once administered, Kybella® accelerates fat metabolism, fat cell degeneration and absorption,and simultaneously tightens skin.
Anyone is eligible for a fat dissolving injection
In particular, people who are aged 20 to 65 years old
People who are trying to get rid of stubborn fat
Not recommended for people who have any infections near the injection site(s)
Not recommended for people who are taking blood thinner medications
Not recommended for people who are pregnant
Not recommended for people who are receiving additional surgery to the areas of concern
It is important to be open and honest about your medical history in order to best determine whether Kybella® is recommended for you.
Each treatment should take roughly 15-20 minutes per session
Since everyone is different, the number of treatments vary from patient to patient. Your medical provider will help determine the exact number of sessions you will need based on the amount and distribution of your fat and your own personal beauty needs.
You should wait 4-6 weeks between each treatment.
Kybella® takes 3-5 treatments to take full effect, but results are permanent.
Things to Do:
Routine medications may be taken the morning of procedure with a light breakfast
Wash your hair the night before or the morning of the treatment
Use an ice pack/gel for 24 hours on the treated areas to reduce possible swelling and bruising
Massage the injection area after treatment
Exercise as needed to enhance physical fitness and weight loss
Things to Avoid:
Discontinue aspirin and ibuprofen products (Advil, Motrin) for ten days prior to treatment. Tylenol is permitted
Avoid Vitamin E supplements for ten days prior to treatment. Regular multivitamins are permitted
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to treatment
Do not apply any medication to injection site(s) or surrounding area(s).
Do not wash or apply any chemical products to injection site(s) for 24 hours after the treatment
Do not drink alcohol within 1 week after the treatment
Pay particular attention to your diet so as to avoid spicy foods, seafood, and other foods that may aggravate the injection site(s)
Swelling (may last up to 2-3 weeks, but visible swelling may last up to 4 days)
Areas of hardness