Would I get loose skin from the kybella treatment? (Photo)
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Would I get loose skin from the kybella treatment?
Kybella & Loose Skin
Thank you for your question and photographs. No, Kybella does not add to skin laxity. However, in my experience I have noticed it helps tighten the skin some. Based on your photographs I think you would be a great candidate for Kybella. Please have a consultation with an expert in your area. Best of Luck!
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Possibility of loose skin after Kybella
Thank you for your question ticha46. I understand your concern. Kybella is the first and thus-far only FDA-approved non-surgical injectable treatment for the double chin. Many people ask if the skin overlying the fat will become loose if the fat is removed. We have found this not to be the case. I believe it is because the inflammatory reaction that occurs which stimulates collagen formation in the area and keeps the overlying skin tight.
Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Kybella & Loose Skin
Given your youth, no, you don't run any risk of getting loose skin following your Kybella injections. For most patients, regardless of age, I find that Kybella actually results in a bit of skin tightening in the area which is just an added benefit.
Loose skin after Kybella?
Kybella can be a great treatment for the submental fat. Unless there is something unusual in your background that might decrease your skin elasticity, such as significant weight loss, it would be unusual for you to have loose skin after the injection. Not only is your skin very elastic with your young age and skin type, but the Kybella tends to cause some skin tightening as well. The surprise for me with Kybella is that it also seems to work well in patients with less skin elasticity. From your photos it appears that you would be a great candidate.
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