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How long does Kybella take to work?

Posted by Nima | January 2, 2021

Double chins feel like even more of problem these days than ever before. That’s because we all have phones that we look down at all the time. Whether this creates a double chin or not is still up for debate. But we’ve all turned the camera on our phones on, not know it is was on the front facing camera and were surprised with a not-so-flattering image of ourselves with more chins than normal. 


If you’re feeling like you’ve noticed a double chin more often than usual, then you are probably looking for a solution. This is where Kybella comes in. Kybella is a new way to help get rid of that extra chin (or chins, in some cases). But there are a lot of questions still surrounding it. Like, what exactly does it do? And of course, how long does it take to work? Here at the NIMA Institute, we’re all about education (in fact, its the main thing we do). So, we thought we would answer these questions. Let’s get started. 


What is Kybella? 

Of course, we need to start with the basics. In this case, the most basic part is defining Kybella. 


Kybella is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved injection designed specifically to kill fat that sits stubbornly under the chin. The injection is made of synthetic deoxycholic acid. While that sounds kind of scary, it is actually a chemical that your body naturally produces. Its main function is to help the body breakdown and absorb fat. So, when a synthetic version of this chemical is injected under the chin, it kills the fat cells little by little. The cool part about this is that the fat cells can’t store themselves in the same way after the deoxycholic acid is administered. Once you’ve gotten rid of fat that you want to get rid of, you don’t have to get the treatment done again! 


How long does it take to work? 

The next question that needs to be answered is how long it takes for Kybella to work. The answer to this depends on you. 


Everyone is built different and that includes the chin and profile. Some people have more fat under their chin than others. So, the number of treatments of Kybella you will need depends on what you look like now and what you wish to look like after the treatments are over. Each treatment only lasts around 20 minutes. But you can only get a treatment once a month. During the clinical trials, no patient was given more than six treatments, so it’s unlikely that you will be given more than that as well. This all means that it could take anywhere from one month to six months to see the results that you are looking for from Kybella. 


Some things to know about Kybella 

Now that we’ve answered the main questions about Kybella, there are some important things that you should know before you go out and get it done. 


Though Kybella is FDA approved and is generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects. They tend to be things like redness, numbness, swelling, pain, and hardness in the area where you get the injection done. Those are the most common side effects, but there are also very rare reports of more serious side effects like nerve injury around the jaw and issues swallowing. 


It is best to talk to a doctor before you get Kybella done. You should tell them if you have been having or have had in the past issues swallowing. You should also tell them if you have bleeding disorders or if you take blood thinners. This information, along with any other info about problems or planned surgeries around the throat or chin, should be able to help them determine if Kybella is right for you. 


It is also important to remember that Kybella is specifically designed to work under the chin. It is not designed to work anywhere else and it is unlikely that it would work anywhere else. So, if you are interested in getting Kybella anywhere other than under the chin, you are going to be disappointed. 


What other options are there? 

While Kybella is a great option for getting rid of your double chin, it isn’t the only option out there. In fact, there is another one that is just as effective and is equally as safe. 


It is CoolSculpting. This may seem a little odd, because when CoolSculpting is talked about, it’s generally in the context of the arms or the stomach. But you can get CoolSculpting done on your chin just as easily as anywhere else. In fact, there are CoolSculpting applicators that are made specifically to work on your chin. 


If you’re unfamiliar with CoolSculpting, it’s actually a pretty interesting process. It is essentially just freezing away fat. The idea is that fat cells freeze at a warmer temperature than skin or muscle cells. This means that a particular temperature can kill fat but leave the surrounding area more or less alone. 


So, if you want to get rid of your double chin, but an injection doesn’t appeal to you, CoolSculpting is an option. It is one of the only other non-invasive procedures you can get to get rid of the fat under your chin. It is also the only one that doesn’t require any recovery time. You just get the CoolSculpting done and move on with your day. 


Kybella is an innovative way to get rid of that pesky double chin. It utilizes a chemical that your own body makes for similar reason to break down the fat in the most natural way possible. Though it may take a little while for it to actually work (if you recall, anywhere from one month to six months), its effects don’t ever go away, as it kills the stubborn fat that is hard to get and even harder to get rid of. It’s easy to see why people have been going crazy for Kybella. Click here for lash lifts. Check out the other offers that we have at the spa.