Kybella for Men
In the not-so-distant past, invasive surgeries like liposuction were practically the only solution to the dreaded submental fullness, or “double chin.” Despite our best efforts, many can not banish the often hereditary submental fullness that we feel ages us. Regardless of our nutrition or exercise regimens, Kybella is the only non-invasive, FDA-approved injectable treatment for men that is the safe, effective, and nearly painless creation of Allergan, the creator of Botox and Juvederm dermal fillers. Ultimately, Kybella treatments for men dissolve fat cells, specifically targeting submental fullness.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is the first FDA injectable drug approved for dissolving and contouring submental fat (aka “double chin”) to improve the appearance of a man’s profile. Manufactured by Allergan Cosmetics, the makers of Botox and Juvederm dermal filters, Kybella is a safe, effective, non-invasive, and permanent treatment, making it a popular and favorable form of treatment for over-complicated, invasive surgeries like liposuction. Kybella was under development for 9 years, and in that time it was subject to 20 clinical trials involving over 2,600 patients to ensure Kybella’s effectiveness and safety.
How Does Kybella for Men Work?
Kybella is a unique, safe, injectable treatment that dissolves submental fullness and contours the jawline for a youthful appearance. Deoxycholic Acid is the main active ingredient in Kybella that is also naturally present in the body. This aids in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat, and once the fat cells are eliminated, they are permanently absent, and the fat cells can no longer accumulate. Meanwhile, fat cells eliminated via Kybella injections are excreted from the body by way of natural metabolism. The process is gradual, and the fat dissolved via Kybella slowly dissipates.
The treatment procedure begins with numbing the area with a topical anesthetic after which the submental area is marked with a grid. The grid is then removed and your doctor or specialist follows the pre-marked areas and injects them with Kybella. Afterward, ice packs are immediately placed on the area to reduce swelling. Retreatment occurs 4-6 weeks later, depending on the degree of swelling.
What Are the Benefits of Kybella?
Unlike invasive surgeries like liposuction, Kybella is a non-invasive alternative treatment method without sutures that gives quick, noticeable, and lasting results. Other procedures like liposuction can be dangerous and ineffective, as there’s always a chance that the fat cells may return. Kybella destroys fat cells in the body, preventing them from storing and accumulating in the previously affected area. With Kybella, you’ll see clear results after a few treatment sessions. Treatment takes as little as 15 minutes, with no required maintenance treatments and the procedure is practically pain-free. A topical anesthetic is applied to minimize any pain and discomfort that you may experience before Kybella treatment injections are applied. You’ll have a defined, rejuvenated, youthful jawline and profile that will be sure to inspire confidence.
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Where Can Kybella Be Used?
While Kybella is proven effective and FDA-approved for the submental fat area below the chin. It has also been used to treat other small, localized fat cell areas on the body. Including but not limited to the jowls, the upper and lower abdomen, underarm areas, calves, thighs, lower buttocks, and the inside of the knees. It is advised that you do not use Kybella if you have an infection in the treatment area. Children under 18 should not use Kybella.
How Many Kybella Treatments Will I Need?
The number of Kybella treatments varies depending on the amount of fat in the submental area. The average number of treatments is two vials of Kybella per treatment session, which averages around three to four sessions. If the submental area is minimal, only one vial may be necessary per treatment session. If a man’s submental area is large, up to three vials of Kybella per treatment session may be needed, with 6 treatment sessions if necessary. The average patient sees results within two to four treatment sessions.
How Long Is the Recovery Time?
The overall recovery time after Kybella treatment sessions is roughly one month, according to Allergan, its parent company. This is also why many specialists will advise you to wait one month between treatment sessions (3-6 weeks). Swelling appears immediately after Kybella injections. However, this is a common side effect that results from the Deoxycholic Acid fighting fat cells in the targeted area. This may last about 5 days after treatment. Your doctor may advise you to sleep with your head elevated. Avoid any blood thinners, strenuous activities, and exercise in order to avoid bruising and aggravating the treated area, and prolonging the swelling. Ask your doctor about Kybella treatment and your healing process.
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