Kybella Treatments Honolulu

The Kybella (F-shot) eliminates double chin & body fat to help give you a slimmer appearance.
Here is what you need to know about the F-shot and how it can help you!

Slim those hard to reach fat areas!

Aging is a fact of life, but looking your age doesn’t have to be…

If only our genes would follow our dreams!  We may have put in the order for gorgeous wrinkle-free luminous skin, but that doesn’t always happen.  Occasionally, we inherit qualities that make us look older or overweight.  If you’re self-conscious about the fat under your chin, then Kybella will help.  We fondly call this procedure the “F-shot” because it destroys fat.  It’s an injection that helps reduce your “double chin” to make you look and feel years younger!

The bummer about double chins is that they don’t seem to go away even if you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.  The F-shot is made with a normally occurring molecule that your body already makes, so it’s completely natural!  The F-shot eliminates double chin fat to help give you a slimmer appearance.  Here is what you need to know about the F-shot and how it can help you!

F-Shot / Kybella Treatment

Kybella contains a naturally occurring compound in the body called deoxycholic acid, which helps break down fat by destroying the fat cell membrane. The FDA approved Kybella injections in 2015, so it’s a safe procedure! Currently, Kybella is the only FDA-approved injection to treat double chins.

Research shows that the fat underneath your chin may be inherited genetically. It’s a stubborn type of fat that doesn’t seem to go away no matter how much you diet or exercise. Kybella is placed into the fat below your neck to help destroy these fat cells and reduce the appearance of your double chin.

The F-shot can also be done in other areas of the body to reduce fat cells, including bra fat, love handles, knee fat, thighs, arms, and jowls. Many people like the F-shot/Kybella because it is better tolerated than having a lower facelift surgery. Plus, it uses a completely natural compound in its synthetic form so that it’s easier to absorb in the body. It’s also a great alternative to liposuction and Coolsculpting for areas that contain stubborn fat. Liposuction and Coolsculpting could lead to the unevenness of the area and loose skin.

  • Reduce fat cells - neck & Jaw
  • Tighten Skin
  • Reduce fat cells - body parts
  • Safe for all skin tones
  • FDA Approved!
  • Noticeable results

Areas of F-Shot / Kybella Treatments

How it works

When you schedule a F-Shot injection, Dr. Mai will inject Kybella into your problematic area. Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in the injection, breaks down the membranes of the fat cells. Your body absorbs the dead fat cells. Since you do not make any new fat cells, these cells are gone, so the results are long-lasting as long as you do not gain excessive weight.

What to expect during the F-shot/Kybella Treatment

Before getting started, we will clean the area. We will mark the area where we want to treat. The area will be iced, and Dr. Mai will inject under the skin to ensure that the area is well treated. The injected solution will gradually work over the next few weeks. There will be some discomfort from the medication for a few minutes. Then there will be swelling for 4-7 days that may be noticeable, but after a week the swelling will be there but not noticeable by other people. The number of injections and sessions may vary based on your response rate. However, we recommend waiting at least 6 weeks to 2 months in between treatment sessions to allow the injection to completely work. Subsequent F-shot or Kybella treatments will have less pain and swelling. Kybella will also help tighten the skin.

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FAQ

Common Questions Answered.

Do the injections really work?

Yes! Our injections work for most people. According to one study, approximately 82.4% of patients who received the Kybella injection were satisfied with their treatment and saw improvements.  The same study also found that the treatments were safe and effective. Remember that you may not see results overnight, but you will notice improvements over time!  The best part is the destroyed fat cells are gone forever.

What are the possible side effects?

Kybella injections are generally well tolerated by most people. This is one of the many reasons why the FDA approves Kybella. However, everyone responds differently to a treatment. Initially, there is a mild to moderate achy pain in the treated area that lasts about 5 minutes. There is also visible swelling in the treated area for 1-3 weeks. Other possible side effects may include tenderness, bruising, redness, and numbness in the treated area.

What is the average age of someone who gets the Kybella injection?

Dr. Mai has treated patients from 25 years old to 80 years old. Keep in mind that you can receive the injection only if you over the age of 18. Many people seek treatment when they are younger due to unlucky genetics. Kybella can help you at any age!

Can the F-shot or Kybella be done on men too?

Yes! Nationwide F-shot or Kybella is more popular in men than women.

What skin type is required to receive the shot?

The F-shot or Kybella works on all skin types. This is because it works underneath the skin to target fat cells. Because of this, it does not matter what kind of skin you have!

Asians tend to have heavier faces as they age and thus seek to slim the face and get rid of those jowls with Kybella. Doing this treatment along will lifting the face with fillers is a winning combination.

Why do people get the F-shot or Kybella?

The F-shot is needed to treat double chins or the fat in the area below your chin. Keep in mind that you can also get the F-shot in other areas of your body to treat stubborn fat that won’t go away because of genetic reasons, these are “off-label” procedures. Most of our clients complain that they are frustrated with their double chin, bra fat, and jowls. Dr. Mai has even treated an extremely fit young bodybuilder for stubborn love handle fat.

How many treatments are required?

It may take several weeks after your treatment session before you see improvements. This is because it takes Kybella some time to break down all the fat cells in the area treated. We recommend that you come back for two to three session at least so that we can treat any remaining fat that bothers you. The number of treatment sessions may vary from person to person. We are happy to discuss a treatment plan with you in our office!

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