Kybella

Kybella is currently one of the hottest anti-aging skin care treatments on the market right now. And the reason why it is so popular is because it is very effective at eliminating the dreaded double chin.

Yes, it’s true. Are you starting to develop a double chin? Maybe you gained weight over the years and it’s really starting to show below your chin in the form of neck fat. Or maybe you are unfortunately aging and your skin is beginning to sag, especially right under your chin.

This is all a part of life and it is to be expected. But that doesn’t mean that you have to learn to live with it. On the contrary, if you’re tired of looking at your double chin in the mirror – especially on your side profile – then you have the option to finally do something about it by undergoing a Kybella treatment.

To help put your mind at ease, this treatment is not going to put you under the knife whatsoever. It is a nonsurgical treatment that can improve your appearance tremendously.

Do you have moderate or severe fat under your chin? Do something about it today.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an extremely popular product because of its effectiveness. The main reason that it works is because of the active ingredient deoxycholic acid. This acid is exceedingly powerful because it is a naturally occurring molecule that possesses wonderful properties that you will learn about right now.

To start things off, this molecule helps aid the body when it has to break down dietary fat. But it does much more than that because it also helps to aid the body with fat absorption as well. When the serum is injected, it has a unique ability to destroy fat cells. And once the cells are destroyed, they are never going to be a threat to you ever again.

Why is that?

The reason why deoxycholic acid is so popular is because of its ability to destroy fat cells. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they are permanently dealt with because they are no longer able to accumulate or store as fat in your body, and in particular in the area right under your chin.

Are you starting to recognize the power of this treatment? It is a phenomenal option that truly works. Even better, a single session of these treatments is quick and easy! After numbing the area with a local anesthetic, it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to perform all the injections to the desired area. Some after-care is needed for common side effects, which is discussed below, but the procedure itself is relatively quick and painless.

injecting Kybella into the neck area

A patient receiving Kybella injections into the neck and chin area.

Kybella Reviews

Looking around the internet, we’re certainly not the only ones that are singing the praises of this treatment when it comes to anti-aging skin care.

Over on RealPatientRatings.com, Kybella currently, as of the time of this writing, has a score of 90.8% patient satisfaction and  4.54 stars (out of a possible 5 stars) on 149 reviews.

reviews of kybella skin care treatment

Testimonials from customers have claimed the following:

  • “The Kybella seems to be helping with my neck after one treatment.”
  • “The overall look of underneath my chin. I don’t feel as self-conscious about my side profile. I have my checkup after my procedure coming up in a couple of weeks but I can definitely see a difference.”
  • “Ease of procedure. Well, it WORKED! The double chin is gone. Poof!”
  • “My neck fat is almost gone!”

Over on RealSelf.com, ratings by 233 patients has yielded an aggregate score of 75% saying that this anti-aging treatment is “Worth It”.

is kybella worth the cost?

Patients had the following to say along with their ratings:

  • “I can see a huge difference.. this is after the first session.”
  • “I’m now two weeks out from getting Kybella. The area looks very different than it did even a week ago.”
  • “Best procedure I have ever done.”

Kybella Swelling

As with many other injectable treatments into the skin, Kybella is not without its possible adverse side effects. One of the possible reactions that users may experience is swelling in the area due to the needling and a reaction to the acid itself. This is all completely normal and goes away in due time with rest and elevation and icing of the affected area, just like when trauma leads to swelling in any other area of the body.

When consulting with your dermatologist about undergoing this procedure, they will advise you of the possibility of swelling and provide you with tips on how to minimize and treat this reaction. Of course, that still leads to worrisome patients post-procedure that their neck has swelled up, but again, this is a normal byproduct of the injections and will resolve itself in short order. Other potential side effects include hardness, pain, bruising, redness and numbness in the treatment area. These are all normal with an operation like this. More than 1600 patients have been treated with Kybella over 20 clinical trials. This product is safe and effective and it has even received FDA approval.

An illustration of this swelling can be seen in the photo progression below. You will notice that the middle photo, which is taken post-procedure, the patient’s neck area is actually larger and more bulbous than the photo taken before the injections are performed. This is the swelling that occurs and is a normal reaction. In the third photo on the right, taken one week after the injections, you will see that the swelling has subsided and is on its way back to looking like the original photo. More weeks into the future, post-procedure with the swelling completely gone, one can expect the patient to look years better than their original photo.

swelling after kybella injections

Kybella Before and After

We can write about all the benefits of Kybella, the science behind it, and why it works all day long but most readers won’t become believers until they see it with their own eyes. Luckily, there is plenty of photographic and anecdotal evidence all around the web that show just how great this procedure can be. A quick search on the internet for this type of treatment will bring up countless before and after shots of patients who have successfully had this anti-aging treatment performed and have come away with great results.

We’ve collected a few of these “before and after” photographs and provided them below to show you the amazing work that a treatment like this can do on a sagging neck and chin area. With success stories like these, it is no wonder why it has become such a sought-after procedure and why dermatologists are getting flooded with requests from patients aiming to look younger.

before and after photos of Kybella treatment

While most requests for this type of skin care treatment comes from women, it is not exclusive to females and can make an incredible transformation for men as well. Take a look at the progress in the neck area in the gentleman displayed below, for example, with a much stronger jawline and more trim neck.

kybella treatments for men

How Much Does Kybella Cost?

The cost of getting a Kybella treatment can depend on a number of factors. For one, it can differ with each dermatologist, based on their level of experience and what price they can command for their services. Your geographical area and the municipality you get the treatment done can also play a part. Furthermore, most patients are recommended to get repeated treatments, especially for more severe and stubborn neck areas, so the cost could go up versus just getting a single session of injections.

On average, a single session of Kybella injections ranges from around $1,200 to $1,800. Again, this can vary from place to place, but that is a general range of prices for this kind of treatment. Your total cost to get the neck that you desire can rise if more than one session is needed. Some of these costs may be offset by your health insurance (it’s always a good idea to see how much, if any, costs associated with these type of procedure may be covered). For the most part, this is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by health insurance, but it worth inquiring about with your health insurance provider.

How Can I Find out If I Am the Right Candidate for This Treatment?

All told, there’s only one way to find out if you are the perfect candidate for a Kybella treatment. You have to schedule a free consultation with your dermatologist. They will take a look at your skin and your medical history, as well as the responsiveness you’ve had with other kinds of treatments (if you’ve visited with them before and had other procedures done). They will also ask you about your lifestyle and general health during your consultation.

Based on the information gathered in this consultation, they will determine if you are good fit or not. If you feel like this is a procedure that could be beneficial to you in bringing back a younger appearance, it never hurts to ask and see what your options are!