What areas can be treated with Kybella?
The FDA approved area for the use of Kybella is the subcutaneous fat in the submental region, or the area under the chin known as the “double chin” region.
What is recovery like for Kybella injections?
Downtime with Kybella is minimal. 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 which typically resolves in 7-10 days.
How long do results from Kybella injections last?
The destruction of fat cells is permanent. Once the desired aesthetic correction is achieved, retreatment with Kybella is not anticipated.
What do I do if I gain weight after using Kybella?
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 has been significant weight gain since treatment, the contour will still be improved due to the majority of fat cells that have been removed with the Kybella treatments.
Are Kybella injections painful?
The doctor applies an anesthetic cream to ensure that the patient is comfortable. On rare occasions there may be only slight discomfort during the injection process, and for about 10 minutes after the procedure as the medication destroys the fat cells. Thereafter the treated area is usually slightly tender to the touch for a few days to weeks.
How long is a Kybella treatment?
The actual treatment is usually completed in approximately 15-20 minutes. However, we do apply a topical anesthetic on the treatment area 30 minutes prior to the procedure.
How many Kybella treatments do I need to see results?
An average of 2 to 4 treatments are typically needed, but varies person to person. It takes about 4 weeks to begin to see the results from a treatment. Treatments are typically spaced about 6 weeks apart.
Who should not receive Kybella?
You should not receive Kybella if you have an infection in the treatment area.