Kybella, also known as deoxycholic acid, is a type of acid that is used for cosmetical procedures. This type of acid is usually applied under the chin area to destroy the fat cells, getting rid of the double chin. Kybella is a substance created by humans to absorb fats. The use of deoxycholic acid for non-surgical procedures were approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015. As of now, deoxycholic acid is only used in your submental area, in other words, the area located under your chin, it hasn’t been tested in other areas of the human body to see if it’s safe to use.
About the Treatment
The whole procedure is effortless to understand; a dose of Kybella will be injected into the area below your chin, where the double chin is. The doctor should make sure to apply a numbing cream, anaesthesia or something that will help you to control the pain and uncomfortableness of the needle. It will take from 20 to 50 injections per session.
To have good results, you need to take around six sessions; as a recommendation, each session should be at least a month apart. However, you should start seeing results after four sessions, and some people even start noticing changes after the second session. Your doctor should tell you all the information you need about the cost and the number of sessions you will need based on the results that you want Make sure your doctor or healthcare professional has expertise on how to apply Kybella.
The prices can vary depending on three main factors, and the first one is how many treatments you need, then, your location, and finally, the professional fee of your doctor. Typically, each treatment costs between $1.200 and $1.800, so you should calculate your budget based on that information.
One thing to keep into consideration is the quality of the service you are paying for. Some people prefer to spend less on this kind of treatment because they might not have enough money to spend and want to get the procedure done as fast as possible. With this kind of non-surgical treatments and any treatment, you are giving to your body, and you should always invest in yourself, try to save money until you have the required amount to pay for the treatment you want. That’s going to guarantee an excellent professional doing the job and good results.
Among the common side effects, the use of Kybella can present pain, swelling, bruising, redness, and numbness are the usual ones. On the other hand, you can experience weak facial muscles, causing a crooked smile and trouble swallowing, although it’s not that common. Another side effect is irritation, and the injections can produce this irritation, and in the worst cause, they can transform into blisters. Skin ulcerations can be another side effect this one is caused by poor blood circulation.
Minor side effects usually go away in one or two weeks, no long-term side effects have been discovered yet. Lastly, when it comes to the recovery process, it can vary for every person, as well as the side effects. If you have any trouble during your recovery time, always call your doctor or healthcare professional.