HOW KYBELLA® WORKS
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
HOW IS KYBELLA® ADMINISTERED?
At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin or other target body area, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin or target area and your desired profile or end result.
IS IT PERMANENT?
Once the fat walls are destroyed, they do not return. Once you get rid of all the fat cells in your double chin with Kybella™ injections, they disappear forever, and your new chin remains.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GAIN WEIGHT?
While a Kybella™ treatment removes a number of fat cells in the submental area, there are still some fat cells remaining. The remaining fat cells can still expand with weight gain. However, there are less fat cells remaining so the fullness should be to a lesser degree if there was significant weight gain so the contour will still be improved due to the fat cells that have been removed with the Kybella™ treatments.
HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE RESULTS?
Results from Kybella™ injections are typically gradual. Targeted fat cells are usually removed from the area within four to six weeks after receiving injections, at which point patients start to see a noticeable difference to the appearance of their profile.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
The reaction of the Kybella to the fat causes swelling. The swelling peaks at 24 hours and then get gradually better. At DLMA we have you return in 1 week for radio frequency treatment. RF helps with skin tightening and speeds healing by improving blood flow and lymph drainage. Most patients tolerate this procedure very well. As with any injection, there is always a risk of some swelling and tenderness to the touch, that is generally dependent on the amount of subcutaneous fat that was treated and typically resolves in 7-10 days. Other side effects can include bruising and temporary numbness.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
The number of treatments required will vary significantly from person to person. An average of 2-4 treatments are typically needed. It takes about 4 weeks to begin to see the results from a treatment, and treatments are typically spaced about 6 weeks apart. Typically, the amount of product needed for each treatment will decrease for subsequent treatments.
$650 per treatment, small area
$750 per treatment, medium area
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