Kybella is an injectable treatment that is specifically used for the treatment of fat cells under the chin, submental fat or what is more commonly known as the double chin.
The treatment is a non-surgical method of achieving an enhanced appearance – however the fact that is non-surgical does not mean that any lesser standards are applied.
Kybella, fully FDA approved, can only be administered by a specially trained expert – Viva Clinics being one of the few London or UK clinics with this accreditation.
Double Chin Reduction
Kybella uses natural processes that the body uses to fight fat.
The active ingredient in the Kybella treatment is synthetic deoxycholic acid which is a molecule that the body uses to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
The injections therefore stimulate fat reduction in the area targeted. The deoxycholic acid destroys fat cells and these are then naturally absorbed and expelled from the body over time.
A huge benefit of Kybella is that it is only using a fat-fighting method that the body uses naturally, all it is doing is using this process in a targeted area to quickly fight fat in this one body part.
Fat Dissolving Injections
Kybella is an outstanding treatment for anyone with the specific concern of submental – double chin fat.
It is not a general weight-loss treatment, it will not address obesity. Instead, Kybella is for someone in generally good health who wants their double chin gone.
This treatment is for those who find that this stubborn build-up of fat simply won’t shift.
We are all prone to areas where pockets of fat are retained and under the chin is common. However hard we exercise, however good our diet, the fat remains – this in part because the body likes to retain areas of fat, and also the natural ageing process can cause skin to sag as collagen creation is depleted.
This is not to underplay the importance of good diet or exercise – both essential to good overall health.
Kybella usually leads to a visible improvement in just a few treatments, but this can also have huge mental health benefits too.
We all like to look our best and a concern such as fat under the chin can be upsetting, potentially impacting self-esteem and this impinging on work, relationships and all areas of our life.
Kybella is therefore for anyone who has a desire to shift the double chin fat and wants a treatment that is non-invasive and produces permanent results.
Kybella vs Other Treatments
Kybella is not the only option for addressing submental fat, there are other non-surgical options as well as full cosmetic surgery.
Full cosmetic surgery is hugely expensive, has a lengthy recovery and is obviously not as kind to the body as a process that is simply using the body’s natural fat-fighting technique.
Given Kybella also produces permanent results, it is hard to see a relative benefit of full surgery.
You may also have heard of options such as fat freezing or ultrasound treatment. Essentially, all these options work in a similar way to target fat cells, kill them and then lead to their natural expulsion.
Kybella can often produce the most profound results and the results are also easy to gauge over a number of treatments.
However, at a consultation, it would be normal to discuss all options and arrive at a course of recommended best action.
We are all lucky in that there now exists a number of superb options for removing burdensome fat deposits.
The Results Achieved by Kybella
One huge benefit to Kybella is that the results are permanent, the fat cells are gone for good.
This benefit alone make Kybella transformational – there are many wonderful non-surgical treatments that produce superb results but need repeating on a regular basis – for instance dermal fillers or Botox. This is not the case with Kybella. That double chin is gone for good.
Rather than spending hundreds of words describing the results, we believe it is better to demonstrate what can be achieved through Kybella.
The official Kybella site has superb examples of patients before and after treatment. These are ‘fair’ photos, by this we mean untouched photos and images taken under the same lighting conditions for both the before and after shots. They are a true reflection of what Kybella can achieve.
The number of treatments required to achieve the desired results will vary by client, but between two and four treatments is typical.
We opt to address the fat deposits a small amount at a time, this helping to ensure that the final results are exactly as wanted. It takes some time for the fat to be killed and expelled and so we want to monitor how much fat is being removed.
Kybella is a treatment that leaves you looking still like you, there is none of the concern of a treatment making it too obvious that ‘work has been done’. You still look yourself, only with the sub-mental fat gone. You look that bit more youthful, energised – a great version of yourself but still yourself.
Recovery Post Treatment
Kybella is a treatment that does not lead to major side effects – indeed most commonly there is just mild swelling and some short-lived localised pain from the injections, though this is also minimal as the treated area is numbed prior to injections.
As with any treatment, there is also a much smaller risk of more severe complication, in the case of Kybella this can include some trouble swallowing after treatment, ulcers and bruising.
At a detailed consultation, your practitioner would discuss the recovery process in full and also be available post-treatment to answer any concerns or queries.
With full results achieved after a number of treatments, your progress will of course be monitored and any concerns quickly addressed.
If you have sub-mental fat you would like to see gone, then the next step would be to arrange an obligation-free consultation.
In London, Viva Skin Clinics is an approved expert in the use of Kybella and we would be delighted to answer any queries you may have or book you in for an initial conversation.
You can read more about our seven-stage patient journey here.
About Viva Skin Clinics
VIVA Skin Clinics is London’ leading luxury aesthetics practice. Independent in more ways than one, our ethos is simple: we work to boost confidence and subtly enhance natural beauty with a select number of treatments and our signature techniques.
Our bespoke treatment menu has been created to improve emotional wellbeing by combatting the stressful effects of a busy lifestyle. From subtle enhancements to personalised treatment programs, our medical doctors and aesthetic artists are dedicated to helping you to channel your most confident self and feel happier, healthier and more comfortable with the skin you’re in.
Our quality is demonstrated by independent, verified reviews. On TrustPilot 97% of reviews are rated ‘excellent’, the full five stars.
Please do take the time to read past reviews, and compare us to any other London clinic offering Kybella or other cosmetic treatments.
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