Where to Find Kybella Birmingham, AL

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? In our eyes, it should be unfettered beauty. If a double chin seems to be a burden for you, now’s the time to see yourself without it. Literally. An FDA-approved treatment exists to burn that meddlesome fat growing beneath your beautiful, healthy chin—much to that seemingly stubborn fat’s chagrin.

So, you might be wondering, what is the wonder treatment that will bring my double chin to an end? It’s Kybella, a compound that helps to disrupt chin fat. Before Kybella’s entrance onto the scene, the only options for beating back a double chin were surgery or liposuction, both laden with risks and steep price tags. Now, Kybella offers a non-invasive and affordable way to take care of excess fat hanging off the chin.

How Kybella Works

While billed as a “fat-melting” compound, Kybella doesn’t actually melt fat. It more accurately disturbs and disrupts fat cell membranes present in fat, resulting in the cells’ elimination. Chin fat stores a special kind of fat in its cells, called submental fat. Kybella performs cell lysis (cell disruption and destruction) that redistributes excess fatty contents back into the bloodstream. Once in the blood, these contents are naturally metabolized by the body.

What it boils down to is this: Kybella breaks down chin fat into a form that the body can readily digest, which results in less chin fat and better feelings for you.

What Can I Expect With Kybella?

A single session of Kybella can seem steep injection-wise: some procedures require up to 50 injections in just one sitting. But don’t let that prospect deter you. Before treatment begins, an anesthetic will be applied to numb the area and boost comfort. All in all, discomfort will be much less than other comparable treatments: Kybella is a non-invasive procedure, which means recovery takes a lot less time and effort than a surgery or liposuction. Kybella will require multiple treatment sessions, which vary in count but can be up to six. The treatments will need to occur no less than a month apart from each other for optimal results.

With the nature of Kybella, the procedure can take place in-office and takes only about as much time as a lunch break—usually clocking in at less than 30 minutes’ time. When compared to liposuction or surgery, recovery time will be brief. This being said, after-treatment effects do happen. Common ones include a numbing sensation at the treatment area, redness, swelling, bruising, slight pain, and skin toughness.

The recovery time may be brief with Kybella, but the results are lasting. Since Kybella targets submental fullness and eliminates fat cells in their totality, results remain permanent. That means no return visits for maintenance down the road.

Are There Side Effects?

While not nearly as prone to risk as surgery or liposuction, some side effects do accompany Kybella on occasion, including some that are rather severe. The most common side effects offer little in the form of disruption to daily life: these usually exist as slight swelling or bruising that follow in the days after the procedure.

What Are the Major Risks?

However, there is some extensive risk to Kybella that happens on rare occasions. Kybella can contribute to nerve injury in the jaw, which can affect swallowing, cause asymmetry, and disturb facial muscle strength. In severe cases of double chin, excess skin may seem pronounced after the destruction of the underlying submental fat. An array of non-invasive treatments, along with surgical procedures, can tighten skin back to its normal tautness.

It’s important to note that Kybella is only authorized to treat the submental area of the chin. As of now, Kybella has not been guaranteed safe to work on other regions experiencing excess fat cells. Kybella can destroy skin cells of all stripes, which means that careful administration is paramount. Not seeking the proper dermatologic or cosmetic professional to conduct the procedure can spell disaster.

Cahaba Dermatology: Your Kybella Resource

If you’re tired of seeing that stubborn double chin, options do lie in front of you—and even non-surgical ones to boot! Before, you might have thought that getting rid of the fat beneath your chin was way too costly, and would put your body through too much risk. But, luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way with Kybella. This treatment helps remedy submental fullness for good, without the need to go under the surgeon’s knife.

At Cahaba Dermatology, we’re dedicated to shining your beauty where it belongs: to the whole world. Don’t allow chin fat to stress you out or get you down. The remedy rests with Kybella—and with the skin care specialists at Cahaba Dermatology. Our dermatology clinic boasts dermatologic and cosmetic expertise that you can rely on to safely and effectively treat your submental fat with Kybella. Contact us at 205-214-7546, through our website, or via our patient portal to schedule an appointment and see your beauty shine for all to see.