|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.
HOW MANY KYBELLA® TREATMENT SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Typically, 2 to 6 treatments are needed for optimal results, with most people seeing visible improvements after their second session. Treatment sessions are spaced 4 of 6 weeks apart.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? DOWNTIME?
After a Kybella treatment, you experience some soreness. You can reduce the discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers. Expect swelling and bruising directly after the injections too. You can expect the area to look worse after the injections than before, but don’t worry because this won’t last for long.
The bruising and swelling tends to last one to three days but can go on for a few weeks before it is completely back to normal. An over-the-counter anti-inflammatory can help.
It’s rare, but some patients experience numbness in the area and sometimes firmness where the injections were administered. Both of these side effects, go away after about three weeks.
Patients don’t tend to complain about these effects and only find them somewhat irritating.
$650 per treatment, small area
$750 per treatment, medium area
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