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Kybella® Services Offered in Tacoma, WA

Have you noticed extra fullness beneath your chin? If so, Kybella® is an injectable treatment that can help and is one of many services available from the team at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa in Puyallup, Tacoma, and Federal Way, Washington. Call or click today to set up a visit and learn more about how Kybella can create a slimmer, firmer profile.

Kybella® Q&A

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable treatment FDA-approved for reducing submental fullness. Your submental region is the area beneath your chin. Additional fullness in this area is often referred to as a “double chin.”

A double chin often develops as a result of weight gain, but some people are just genetically predisposed to store additional fat in this area of the body. The aging process can also contribute to submental fullness.

Some people notice a double chin developing slowly. For others, a photograph or even catching your reflection on your phone or computer screen is the first indication that submental fullness has reached a point where you’re ready to take action.

How Does Kybella Work?

Reducing unwanted fat beneath your chin isn’t easy. You can’t control which fat cells your body taps for energy, so spot training isn’t an option. Surgery can reduce fatty deposits using liposuction, but until recently, there were no truly effective nonsurgical solutions.

Kybella is a wonderful treatment in Tacoma, Federal Way, and Puyallup that permanently eliminates a portion of targeted fat cells. It’s formulated from a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a substance your body produces naturally to help break down fat cells during the digestive process.

When injected into the area beneath your chin, Kybella performs the same function. A portion of targeted fat cells breaks down to the point they are no longer viable. The stored fat is released, absorbed, and eliminated through your lymphatic system.

Once destroyed, those fat cells will not regenerate. Depending on the amount of fat you’re targeting, you may need a series of several treatments to achieve desired results.

What Is the Recovery Process Like After Kybella Treatment?

It only takes a short time to numb your skin and place Kybella via a series of shallow injections. You might experience mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the days following your treatment. It doesn’t take long for your body to adjust, and there’s no significant pain involved.

Over the following weeks, your body slowly breaks down and absorbs the targeted fat cells. You may begin to notice results within just a couple of weeks, but it can take around three months to see the full effects.

When you’re ready to learn more about how Kybella in Tacoma might work for you, booking a visit at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa is fast and easy online or over the phone.