What are the long term effects of Kybella? (photo)
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Kybella for results for patient in 60's
Without assessing you in person, it is impossible to say for certain. My best advice would be for you to schedule an in person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. However, two factors to consider: 1) Kybella creates inflammation in the treatment area as it dissolves fat which does result in a mild tightening effect. 2) Kybella works over multiple treatments so you have time to decide if the removing fat to sagging skin ratio begins to become less beneficial to you. Hope this helps.
Kybella Stimulates Collagen While Dissolving Fat
Because the deoxycholic acid in Kybella both dissolves fat and creates inflammation in the process, we have found that inflammation to thicken up collagen production as well under the chin, so sagging skin may not be a problem once your double chin is gone. Also, Kybella is administered in several sessions, which gives the skin time to adjust and retract. However, if your skin is already sagging, you may need Ultherapy in addition to Kybella to tighten the skin. Please see a board-certified dermatologist.
Kybella and its long term effects
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Sagging skin after Kybella
Thank you for your question derekwt9. Kybella is a great treatment for the double chin and improving jawline definition. The active ingredient in Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is produced in the liver and used to digest the dietary fat. When injected under the chin it will dissolve the fat and the body eliminates it naturally over time. A common question is if the fat is dissolved, will the overlying skin be saggy or wrinkled. This is a good question. In our experience we have not seen this and we do not see it on before and after pictures. The Kybella injection leads to an inflammatory response in the skin that may stimulate collagen and tighten the overlying skin. That being said, collagen loss and wrinkles occur naturally with age so people see them slowly over time. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Kybella Long Term
Hello Derekwt9,Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells at the treatment site, leaving the patient with results that are permanent (unless there is a big change in your lifestyle and dietary habits that cause the remaining fat cells to expand significantly).While Kybella is a proven solution for melting chin fat and improving facial contours, you will achieve slight skin tightening from Kybella injections, however individuals seeking more dramatic results may be advised to seek other treatment options.Hope this helps! Dr Faraz
Kybella and Long Term Effects
Kybella is a fantastic treatment for permanently dissolving the fat under the chin. It will also tighten up the skin in that same area. I often combine Kybella with Thermage for the best skin tightening results. Since this is a permanent procedure I advise you to consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
No long term effects for Kybella.
Kybella and the double chin
What are the long term effects of Kybella?
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon