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What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved, non-invasive cosmetic treatment used to melt away a double chin. During the procedure, our specialist will perform a series of micro-injections of Kybella. Over the following weeks, Kybella will destroy the fat cells under the chin, leaving you with arguably the best results in Kybella Evansville has to offer its cosmetic patients.

Kybella Evansville

How does it work?

Kybella contains an ingredient known as deoxycholic acid. This substance occurs naturally in your body where it is secreted by the gallbladder to break down fat from your diet. When Kybella is injected into the fat beneath your chin, it tells your body to shed the excess fat. Once the cells are destroyed, they are gone, forever.

Kybella Evansville
Kybella Evansville

FAQ

What areas can be treated with Kybella?

Typically, Kybella is for a double chin. In some cases, it may also be used for body contouring in such areas as the back/bra area, lower buttocks, and underarms.

What are the side effects?

Common side effects following Kybella treatment include slight bruising, mild pain, swelling, redness, and numbness of the treatment areas and surrounding skin.

How many treatments will I need?

You may need at least two treatments. If you choose to have a larger area treated or you wish to achieve a more defined jawline, you may need up to six Kybella treatments. You will usually see results after two treatments.

What does Kybella treatment feel like?

You will not feel any discomfort from your Kybella treatment. Before treatment, your specialist will numb the area. We can also offer topical pain numbing cream to apply at home before and after treatment.

Which is better for a double chin, Kybella or liposuction?

If you want to get rid of a double chin, Kybella offers a great solution. It’s a safe alternative to liposuction surgery and does not result in any downtime or scarring. Our specialists perform Kybella with expertise, leaving you with some of the best results in double chin removal Evansville has to offer our Kybella patients.

How far apart should Kybella treatments be?

Usually, treatments are spaced roughly six weeks apart.

Am I a good candidate for Kybella?

Kybella is not a suitable treatment for everyone. Certain health issues can affect whether you are a candidate. These include difficulty swallowing, weak facial muscles, and bleeding problems.

What are my aftercare instructions following Kybella?

After Kybella treatment, you should follow these care tips:

  • Avoid rubbing, pressing, or touching the treatment area.
  • Ice the treatment areas for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated for up to five days following treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure, extreme heat, and strenuous exercise for up to five days following treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol for up to 48 hours following treatment.
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Dear Bella Vi Spa & Aesthetics patients,

Your health and safety will always be our number one priority and concern. During the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we are continuing to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sterilization in our office in order to ensure the safety of our patients. This means that our private cleaning service and staff at both Bella Vi Spa & Franklin Family Physicians will continue to ensure that the practice uses medical grade cleaning and sanitizing solutions, as well as increasing the frequency of sterilizing all surfaces in our offices.

At Bella Vi Spa & Aesthetics, we are fortunate to be able to continue seeing patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, as long as it is permitted by current guidelines and safe for both staff and patients. We will also offer any patients the option to reschedule their appointments due to the COVID-19 outbreak without a cancellation fee. We will continue to stagger appointment times and screen patients upon their arrival.

Dr. Goodman and staff will continue to see patients for consultations, injectables and additional upcoming procedures. We will also offer virtual consultations, if needed. We will continue to follow the latest recommendations from the CDC, and we encourage all patients to update health and physical records. We will continue normal hours of operation with the following precautions:

  1. If you have sore throat, cough, fever, or shortness of breath, please call and reschedule your appointment. Contact your Primary Care Provider for additional information.
  2. If you have had any interstate or international travel in the last 2 weeks, please call and reschedule your appointment.
  3. If you have been in close contact with someone who has been or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please call and reschedule your appointment.

We ask that patients do not bring any non-essential guests with them to upcoming appointments, including the ederly, children, or people with pre-existing conditions.

We have also informed staff not to come to work if they feel sick or have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 (the virus has an incubation period of up to two weeks). We have hand sanitizer available upon check in, as well as additional sanitizing supplies available in every treatment room for both patients and staff. We ask that patients try to maintain a personal separation space of six feet from others.

Patient health has been and always will be our top priority. These steps, along with your personal cautiousness, will help Bella Vi Spa & Aesthetics play our role in keeping our community safe and healthy. If you have any questions regarding these measures, do not hesitate to call our office, send us an email, or message us on Facebook- we are always here for you.

Sincerely,

Carol Ann Goodman, MD and Bella Vi Team

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