Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Kybella

How does Kybella work?

Kybella is comprised of deoxycholic acid, which breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. When Kybella shots are injected into subcutaneous fat, the underlying fat cells are destroyed and cannot rejuvenate.

How is Kybella administered?

Kybella chin reduction is injected subcutaneously using an area-adjusted dose. One treatment can consist of up to 50 tiny injections. Because the procedure relies on the natural process of fat breakdown, several treatments may be needed.

Who is a candidate for Kybella?

Anyone over 18, in good health with moderate-to-severe submental fat can reap the benefits of this aesthetic treatment. If your chin has a twin, and you’d like to improve its appearance without the risk of surgery – you’re the perfect choice for this exciting new procedure.

Is Kybella painful?

Most patients report only mild discomfort at the beginning of the procedure that subsides as the treatment progresses. Most people find an over-the-counter pain reliever is adequate to relieve any discomfort post-procedure. During subsequent treatment sessions, the level of discomfort lessens with most patients.

How long does the Kybella procedure take?

The treatment is uncomplicated, so in most cases you are in and out within 20 minutes. Most patients will ice for 20-30 minutes before the procedure so that does add to your in-office time.

When wil I see results?

Most patients see noticeable results after 2-3 treatment sessions. The number of treatments required will depend on the amount of fat being eradicated.

How long does Kybella last?

Kybella is a permanent procedure. Once your aesthetic goal has been reached, there is no need for further treatment. When Kybella kills those fat cells, they are gone for good!

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