What should I expect from Kybella?
Kybella is a 15-20 minute, in-office injection treatment that is customized to help you get to your aesthetic goals. Kybella™ is ideal for moderate to severe submental fullness. It is made up of deoxycholic acid (a naturally-occurring chemical in your body) that destroys the fat cells of your double chin. Kybella™ is a non-human, non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid.
Kybella™ can be a single treatment, but in most individuals requires a series of 3 to 6 treatments. Some patients may require up to 6 treatments to reach their ideal aesthetic. Each treatment is administered one month or more apart.
When will I see results from Kybella?
Results are typically seen within couple of weeks after injections. Most patients will need a series of two to four injections to reach their ideal aesthetic goals. Treatments should be spaced at least one to two months apart.
How long will my result last?
After the series of treatments and your aesthetic goals are achieved, most patients do not require re-treatment. Once destroyed, the fat cells can no longer accumulate further fat.
How long does Kybella Take?
The actual injections take about 15-20 minutes. We will have you take an over-the-counter pain reliever one hour before your appointment and come in about 30 minutes prior to your treatment for application of some numbing cream. We will also utilize ice to the area being treated and some local anesthetic in the injectable. After the treatment, ice may be re-applied for 10-15 minutes or as needed to help with discomfort.
Do I need to avoid medication prior to treatment?
Patients should discuss exact medication lists with us and their primary care physician prior to stopping medications, but blood thinners and substances such as aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, omegas, flaxseed oil, fish oil, vitamin D3, and vitamin E are typically avoided for three to five days prior to treatment.