We have learned so much about Kybella® since it was launched in June of 2015. It works like no other – It comes in a syringe but it is not like Botox and it’s not like fillers. Data supports that Kybella can give a LIFETIME result! We are not only using Kybella® for submental contouring (double chin or extra fat below chin), but also for jaw contouring and jowling. For men, a more defined strong jawline is particularly an area of interest and Kybella® is a first-in-class treatment in this area. This is exciting!
The fast facts include that Kybella® treats excess submental fat by rupturing the fat cells’ walls, destroying the fat cells, thereby reducing the fullness caused by fat. There is natural inflammation created and we have found the skin stays the same or tightens rather than loosens after Kybella® treatments. Pain is very well controlled with ice or anesthetic and its typical duration is around 10 minutes. Common side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. Inflammation post-treatment means the injections are working! Rarely, other temporary side effects are possible and we will review these in our consent process.
We package our Kybella® injections as a series of 2 to 4 treatments 8 weeks apart and we now have small, medium, and large packages. The number of treatments depends on the thickness of the extra fat, and the dose of Kybella® needed per treatment depends on the size of the area being treated. Package pricing helps with budgeting your treatment. Kybella® is also a part of the Brilliant Distinctions® program, which allows for additional cost savings.
It’s important to be able to trust what is being injected into your face or neck – and who is injecting it. We invite you to visit us for more discussion and an evaluation.
See below Before & After of our happy patient after treatment of submental (below chin) fat pad with Kybella®.