KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-Approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically and permanently destroying fat cells.
How does KYBELLA® work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When KYBELLA® is injected into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys those fat cells, rendering them unable to store or accumulate fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
KYBELLA® is injected subcutaneously using an area-adjusted dose. One treatment can consist of up to 50 small injections. Because the procedure relies on the natural process of fat breakdown, several treatments six to eight weeks apart may be required. Each treatment takes 20-30 minutes so the amount of time spent in office is minimal. Once the intended aesthetic response is achieved, no further treatment is expected.
Submental fullness can affect both men and women equally and can be due to several different factors including genetics, weight gain, and aging.
Is KYBELLA® Right for you?
- You are over the age of 18.
- You are bothered by moderate-to-severe submental fat under the chin.
- You don’t want invasive surgery.
- You feel the condition makes you appear older or heavier than you actually are.
- You eat well and exercise, but the fullness does not go away.
Careful preparation is required with any cosmetic procedure and preparing for your KYBELLA® treatment is no different. Before your treatment begins, a thorough assessment and medical history review will be completed by our providers to ensure your safety and to establish a treatment plan. Your KYBELLA® provider will discuss possible side effects that you need to be aware of including:
- Hardness in treatment area
What to expect during your Procedure
While most patients experience only mild discomfort at the very beginning of their treatment, it generally subsides as the treatment progresses. For most patients, an over-the-counter pain reliever is adequate to relieve any discomfort experienced.
Your KYBELLA® treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.
The Certified Injector will use a grid to draw the boundaries of the injection site for easy application. The temporary grid that has been applied to the underside of your chin acts as a guide for the injector who will administer between 14-50 injections. The number of treatments necessary will depend upon the amount of fat present.
KYBELLA® requires no downtime and you are free to return to work or your daily activities immediately. Some bruising and swelling is possible post treatment and could last for several weeks. Additionally, over-the-counter pain relievers should resolve any discomfort at injection sites.
How Much does KYBELLA ® Cost?
The cost for KYBELLA® depends on the number of treatments. We accept cash, checks and credit cards including VISA®, MasterCard® and Discover®. We also offer financing through CareCredit®. Payment in full is required at the time of your procedure.