How Does Kybella Work?

If you are self-conscious about your double chin, you may be questioning if Kybella is right for you. Whether you’ve seen Kybella commercials, online advertisements, or you’ve heard good things about it from friends, you are probably wondering, “How does Kybella work?” You’d probably also like to know if it will work for you. The first and only FDA-approved injectable double chin treatment, Kybella improves the profile and appearance of the chin by permanently destroying fat cells. Learn more about how Kybella works and additional information by reading on below.

How Does Kybella Work to Reduce Double Chin Fat?

People develop extra fat beneath their chins for many reasons, and it doesn’t only happen due to weight gain. While gaining weight can prompt the development of a double chin, it often occurs naturally with age. Genetics also play a major role in determining your propensity for developing double chin fat. This is why even if you diet and exercise diligently, your double chin fat may stubbornly remain.

So, how does Kybella work to reduce unwanted double chin fat? The answer lies in its primary active ingredient: deoxycholic acid. The synthetic deoxycholic acid that is found in Kybella destroys fat cells. A naturally occurring molecule in the human body, deoxycholic acid’s primary role is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When the deoxycholic acid is injected into the affected area and then goes to work to destroy fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness.

The best thing about Kybella is that once it destroys those fat cells, they never return again. This means that they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Once your initial treatments are done and you have achieved the desired results, additional treatments likely won’t be necessary.

Kybella Clinical Trials and FDA Approval

Kybella was FDA approved in April 2015. This came following an extensive series of clinical trials that assessed the efficacy and safety of Kybella. The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana was one of these clinical trial facilities testing Kybella for safety and real patient results, making us the most experienced providers administering Kybella in Indiana.

At the conclusion of the trial, approximately 43 percent of those who were treated with Kybella had at least a 10 percent reduction in submental fat, or fat below the chin. This is compared to just 5 percent of those who received the placebo. Additionally, side effects to Kybella that were assessed during clinical trials were generally mild and short-lived. Most side effects occurred temporarily at the treatment site and included swelling, numbness, bruising and redness.

How Does Kybella Work? Find Out for Yourself!

How does Kybella work and will it work for you? Only a consultation with our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke can answer that! Stop feeling self-conscious and unhappy about the way you look due to a double chin. In just six treatments, Kybella can shrink it away once and for all. Trust your treatment to the experts in fat reduction and contact us for a consultation today.

Kybella vs Cool Mini

Does the appearance of your double chin in photos and your reflection make you cringe? Would you prefer to avoid liposuction and have a non-surgical treatment instead? You’re not alone. Submental fullness is often genetic, which means that patients who are in good shape can still have a noticeable double chin. Liposuction used to be the only option; however, with the advancements in non-surgical cosmetic treatments, our patients now have more choices. Below, we’ll discuss Kybella vs Cool Mini for non-surgical double chin reduction in our Indianapolis dermatology practice.

Kybella vs Cool Mini for Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction in Indianapolis

Are you ready to lose that double chin? At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we offer one surgical solution and two non-surgical solutions for double chin reduction. Tumescent liposuction has been the standard for the removal of submental fat. While tumescent liposuction is considered the safest liposuction option, many patients prefer non-surgical cosmetic treatments whenever possible. As a result, we now offer Kybella and Cool Mini for double chin reduction.

Kybella Fat Melting Treatment

Kybella was the first non-surgical double chin reduction treatment to be FDA-approved. Using deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs in the body, Kybella breaks down fat cells. After breaking down the unwanted fat cells, the body’s natural waste elimination system permanently flushes the fat cells from the body. After a series of treatments, typically six treatments over a period of six months, Kybella provides significant double chin reduction for most patients.

Cool Mini Fat Freezing Treatment

CoolSculpting, the #1 non-surgical fat reduction system in the United States, developed a new Cool Mini applicator to provide patients with non-surgical double chin reduction using the trusted CoolSculpting system. All CoolSculpting treatments use cryolipolysis that, when applied, goes deep into the fat cells to freeze and eliminate them. Once the fat cells die off, the body’s natural waste elimination system will flush them through. Fat cells removed through CoolSculpting treatments will never return. After a series of treatments, CoolSculpting’s Cool Mini non-surgical double chin reduction system provides visible results. The number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient.

Kybella vs Cool Mini: Which is right for me?

There are several factors that affect which treatment is right for each patient, including medical history, allergies, skin health, and other concerns that Dr. Hanke and our team will assess during your consultation. For most patients, the decision to try Kybella or Cool Mini boils down to the preference of the patient. However, our providers will also give you a recommendation based on the extent of submental fat, the number of treatments you will require to see results, and other factors.

Which treatment provides the best results?

This also varies from patient to patient. Results depend on the extent of submental fullness and other factors as determined during your consultation. Both Kybella and Cool Mini are FDA-approved for both safety and efficacy, which means that are both effective treatments for unwanted double chin fat. We will help you choose the treatment that will provide the best results.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient and between each treatment option. Patients require an average of 2-4 treatments with Cool Mini and 4-6 treatments with Kybella. This may also be a deciding factor for patients evaluating Kybella vs Cool Mini for double chin reduction.

Ready to Try Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction in Indianapolis?

Dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke is one of the leading experts in liposuction and cosmetic fat reduction. In addition to offering tumescent liposuction at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, Dr. Hanke has lectured and contributed to peer-reviewed publications regarding fat reduction and liposuction. Additionally, Dr. Hanke and our team participated in the clinical trials of Kybella. The combined experience of Dr. Hanke’s track record with liposuction and being one of the first physicians in the country to use Kybella makes our team uniquely qualified to perform non-surgical double chin reduction treatments at the LASSI.

Choose the best in cosmetic fat reduction. Choose the LASSI. Contact us today for a consultation.

Who Can Get a Tumescent Liposuction Procedure?

For most of us, the desire to look and feel better by getting rid of unwanted fat doesn’t supersede our need to be safe while undergoing a procedure to do so. If excess fat is causing you to feel uncomfortable about your appearance, consider getting a tumescent liposuction procedure or other contouring treatment. A tumescent liposuction procedure removes stubborn sections of fat that remain despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. While traditional liposuction requires patients to be asleep with general anesthesia, the tumescent option improves patient safety by keeping them awake and utilizing local anesthesia to ensure total patient comfort during surgery.

The tumescent liposuction procedure can be used almost anywhere on the body, including the abdominal area, flanks, back, thighs, upper arms, and especially the double chin. These stubborn pockets of fat are usually caused by genetics and cannot be reduced with diet and exercise alone. Once treated, fat cells are gone for good.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tumescent Liposuction Procedure?

tumescent liposuction procedure before and after

Individual results may vary from person to person.

You are a good candidate for a tumescent liposuction procedure if you have one or more fat deposits on your body that remain despite your best efforts to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Your candidacy for the procedure also relies on whether your general health is good and you’re committed to a healthy lifestyle. While it’s safer for you to have a procedure with local anesthesia, your body still needs to be healthy enough to undergo surgery. If you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to local anesthesia, a tumescent procedure is not right for you. Reactions to local anesthesia, however, are rare.

It’s also important to have realistic expectations regarding the results of a tumescent liposuction procedure. Keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight-loss tool, but a contouring procedure that allows you to remove stubborn fat deposits that remain despite a healthy lifestyle.

What’s it Like to Get a Tumescent Liposuction Procedure at the LASSI?

What If I’m Not a Good Candidate for the Tumescent Liposuction Procedure?

If you’re not a good candidate for a tumescent liposuction procedure due to a health condition or simply because you would prefer to avoid surgery, there are alternative options. At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, we provide two of the best non-surgical fat reduction treatments, both of which are FDA approved: CoolSculpting and Kybella.

CoolSculpting Nonsurgical Liposuction Alternative

coolsculpting before and after

Individual results may vary from person to person.

When it comes to non-surgical liposuction alternatives, CoolSculpting has quickly become one of our most popular options. CoolSculpting involves the use of a handheld device that’s designed to freeze and eliminate the fat cells that are located below the skin’s surface. Most people get this procedure to treat love handles, belly fat, thighs, and the rolls that tend to form across the back, beneath the chin, and under the arms.

Kybella, the First FDA-Approved Nonsurgical Double Chin Reduction Treatment

Modern technology is bringing specialized treatments to the cosmetic industry. An example of this is Kybella. The cosmetic product is designed to diminish your double chin without surgery. To do away with your double chin, the injectable substance attacks fat cells in this part of your body, causing them to die off. Your body will naturally remove the dead fat cells. After several treatments, the skin under your chin will become tighter. Once fat cells are eliminated, they are gone for good.

Dr. Hanke of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana took part in the clinical trials for Kybella, so if you are considering this type of treatment, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re working with someone who has more experience with this product than most other physicians in the area. Kybella is also FDA approved, so you know that it has been thoroughly vetted.

Interested in a Tumescent Liposuction Procedure in Indianapolis?

Is a tumescent liposuction procedure right for you? Whether it’s a liposuction treatment or one of our non-surgical alternatives, the best way to find out if it’s right for you is to schedule a personalized consultation with our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke. He will give you a thorough examination and go over your medical history with you to help you determine which treatment is right for your needs and desired outcome. Contact us for a consultation or to learn more about these procedures from our helpful staff in our Indianapolis practice today.