All About Kybella

There are some things you just need two of.  Cookies, slices of pizza, and glasses of wine come to mind.

But when it comes to your face?  Not too many people are happy with a double chin.  (And it puts that selfie game on hard mode.)

Thankfully, there’s Kybella.  Kybella is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that destroys the fat under your chin.  It’s made from a substance that is naturally produced in our bodies to help absorb fat.

The best thing about Kybella?  It’s permanent.  There’s no routine maintenance needed like there is with Botox and dermal fillers!  Once you’ve completed a full Kybella treatment (generally 2 to 3 sessions), those fat cells are destroyed forever.

Kybella is a quick, easy procedure that takes about 15 minutes and is done right here in the SKN office.  Here are a few things to expect after your injection:

  • Swelling & Discomfort.  You will start experiencing some swelling within a few minutes of your injection that can last for up to a week.  The worst of the swelling will be in the first 2 to 3 days.  This swelling is good, though—the inflammation is thought to help with the skin retraction process.

  • Redness & Bruising.  You may experience some redness after your injection that lasts for a few hours to a day.  Bruising is rare, but it can happen.

  • Numbness.  Any numbness you may experience will resolve within a few days to a week.

  • Nodules.  You may feel small, lumpy, pea-like nodules.  These are results of the swelling and inflammation.  We encourage patients to gently massage them and they’ll go away.

  • A Sloshy, Jelly Feeling.  We have a lot of patients tell us that their chin feels sloshy or like jelly!  This feeling only lasts a day or two and goes away once your swelling starts to decrease.

Ice, ice, baby!  The best thing to do after your injection is ice the area.  The more you ice, the less swelling, inflammation, redness, and bruising you will experience.  Other than that, you have no restrictions: you can go back to work, run errands, or do whatever you had already planned for the day!

Kybella’s results aren’t immediate—it takes time to see your full results.  It’s also not a “skin tightening” procedure: it helps to get rid of the fullness underneath your chin, which causes your skin to retract, and improves the shape and contour of your jawline.

Hold up.  Not everyone is a good candidate for Kybella.  The appearance of your neck and jawline depends on a ton of factors.  Kybella addresses the fat only—it doesn’t affect the bone, skin, muscles, or glands of the neck and jawline.

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SKN at Franks Dermatology


Simmons Bank Plaza Building
4220 North Rodney Parham Rd., Suite 102
Little Rock, AR 72212

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