Will kybella injections help sagging neck muscles?
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The difference between kybella and surgery
Kybella is a non-invasive injectable medication used to dissolve fat under the chin. The procedure is safe and effective when used appropriately. Most patients experience swelling for a week or more after treatment and require several treatments at 6 week or more intervals to get their intended result. Patients are awake during the treatment and able to return to work immediately. As the fat dissolves, the inflammation caused by the process also tightens the skin. However, it will not give the same results as a surgical neck lift with liposuction. If you are considering the latter invasive option, then have a consult with a surgeon prior to Kybella. If surgery is not for you, then Kybella offers results more gradually and noninvasively.
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Kybella (Belkyra) & Sagging Neck
Dear myrna eisenberger:
Belkyra is used to reduce sub-mental fat by selectively destroying fat cells. It does not work on improving a neck with sagging muscles. Please consult an expert injector who can delineate the difference to ensure optimal treatment results are achieved with the appropriate therapy. Best wishes.
Sagging neck muscles and Kybella
Kybella does not have any effect on platysmal bands (which you are referring to as “sagging neck muscles”). What Kybella does is permanently eliminate excess submental fat (the “double chin”), which can reveal prominent platysmal bands that were already present. The reason they weren’t seen prior to the Kybella injections is because the submental fat was creating an extra layer, or barrier, between the skin’s surface and the already present underlying platysmal bands, thereby hiding them from being seen. Botox can be used to soften the tightness of platysmal bands. They can also be corrected surgically.
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Kybella vs. Neck Surgery
For patients with excess neck skin, muscle banding, and poor skin elasticity, injecting Kybella can actually make the condition look worse! In these instances, surgery would be a better and more cost effective option.
For this reason, it is best to consult with a core physician (facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist) who can properly evaluate your neck to help guide you in the right direction.
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Dr. Parker Velargo
Kybella does not have an effect on sagging neck skin, it is used for the treatment of submental fat, also known as double chin fat. Kybella injections essentially give you a sleek, attractive neck lipo appearance without any surgery involved. Manufacturer of Kybella, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, reports that their breakthrough injectable is a safe and effective version of deoxycholic acid, a molecule found naturally in the body that contributes to breaking down dietary fat. After completing 19 research studies examining the fat-dissolving effects of injecting deoxycholic acid into submental fat, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals presented their findings to the U.S. FDA, which then approved its use for getting rid of prejowl sagging and neck and chin fat. I recommend booking a consultation with an experienced physician to see if this treatment is right for you. Best of luck.
Kybella is for fat, not sagging skin
Hello Myrna and thank you for your question. Kybella is a great option for removal of under chin fat but it will not affect the sagging neck muscles. It may help with small amount of saggy skin from all the inflammation but you need an in person evaluation to determine if that's the case for you. The best option also depends on the type of result you wish to achieve, your budget and the downtime you can afford. Surgery is not for everyone but sometimes it cannot be avoided. You need to find an honest provider who will have no problem referring you if they feel there is a better treatment option for you which they cannot provide. Great non invasive options for neck skin tightening are Ultherapy and Nova Threads. Hope this helps, Best, Dr.Avaliani
Unfortunately Kybella will not help with sagging neck muscle nor significant laxity. It helps with removal of the unwanted fat under the chin. Some tightening will occur. Minimal down time or complications from the injections. Most patients are totally pleased and the results last forever following the appropriate amount of treatments
Kybella and Sagging Neck Muscles
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