3 Myths about Kybella® Injections

Injectables & Skin Care Doctors Serving Miami, South Miami, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Kendall, Key Biscayne, Ft. Lauderdale & Nearby Florida

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You can find many things online about Kybella® that just aren’t true. Whether it’s how many treatments you need or how long the results will last, misinformation regarding Kybella abounds. We’re debunking three common Kybella myths to help you learn if it’s the right treatment for you.

1. You Only Need One Session 

Woman touching her neck after Kybella in MiamiGood things take time. Kybella results are one of those things. A single session is rarely enough to achieve the desired amount of fat reduction. In fact, most patients need two to four treatment sessions for optimal results. Spacing these sessions eight weeks apart is often recommended.

All of that isn’t to say that it’s impossible to speed the process up a bit. Dr. Shaun Patel has noticed that higher doses (more vials up front) of Kybella are typically able to achieve quicker and better results.

2. Fat Comes Back After Treatment

It would certainly be a shame if treated fat somehow grew back or reappeared after Kybella. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen. Kybella destroys fat cells and stops them from storing fat.

Keep in mind that the remaining fat cells may store fat and expand if you put on a lot of weight. But as long as you maintain a relatively stable weight, the submental fullness should not return.

3. Kybella Can Treat a Turkey Neck

“Turkey neck” is a pretty blunt term for sagging and wrinkled skin on the neck. It’s a common sign of aging and occurs due to things like lost skin elasticity and weakened neck muscles. 

Unfortunately, Kybella can’t help treat this concern. In fact, eliminating excess fat below the chin with Kybella can sometimes emphasize the appearance of unwanted drooping skin and lines. 

If a turkey neck is your primary concern, you may be a better candidate for other treatments. There are various ways to improve the appearance of an aging neck at our Miami clinic.

Get the Facts During a Kybella Consultation

Dr. Shaun Patel is an experienced injector who has helped many patients treat below the chin fat with Kybella. Schedule a consultation at 786-618-5039 to get closer to your cosmetic goals. 

Miami Skin and Vein serves Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida. We look forward to helping you look your best without surgery or downtime.

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