Cosmetic Medicine Center
at Sanchez Adult Medical Care

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Kybella

Kybella is the First and Only FDA approved injectable treatment used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin (sub-mental area) by destroying the fat cells.  At Cosmetic Medicine Center, we are the first to offer this treatment to our patients in the Carson Valley area.


HOW DOES KYBELLA WORK?

Kybella is injected into the area beneath the chin destroying fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed they cannot store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule found in the body that assists in the breakdown and absorption of fat. Depending on each individual patient, the number of treatments may vary from 1-4 treatments. Each treatment is spaced out 4 weeks apart.


WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF THE TREATMENT?

Kybella is an injectable treatment given in an office visit. The treatment may take up to 20 minutes. Several injections are administered into the fat under the chin.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?

Following your treatment with Kybella you may experience some minor swelling in the area that was injected. You may resume your daily activities but limit social plans or commitments. Ice may be applied after your treatment for 10-15 minutes as necessary.


WHAT SIDE EFFECTS CAN OCCUR AFTER TREATMENT?

Common side effects include; swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness.


HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM A CANDIDATE FOR KYBELLA?

If you have fullness under the chin that does not go away with diet and exercise. You would like a minimally invasive procedure with little to no down time.