What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance
and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat),
also called, “double chin.” Kybella® is deoxycholic acid
- a natural bile salt used to break down fat and destroys the fat cells
when injected into the "double chin". After treatment with Kybella®,
the fat cells are permanently destroyed. Learn more about Kybella®
Who is an appropriate candidate for Kybella®?
Uptown Medical Aesthetics offers a free consultation for Kybella® treatment
for anyone concerned about submental fullness, otherwise known as "double
chin." A consultation with an examination of the "double chin"
fat pad is the only way to evaluate if you are a candidate for the Kybella®
How many Kybella® treatments will I need to achieve my desired results?
In the studies done on Kybella®, most patients need 2-4 treatments
spaced at least 1 month apart. Larger "double chins" will need
more treatments, while smaller "double chins" will need less
treatment. Per manufacturer's recommendation, up to 6 treatments of
Kybella® may be performed.
Is there any downtime with Kybella®?
The most common side effects are pain, swelling, and bruising with Kybella®
treatments. You can expect 7-10 days of swelling with the best results
from a treatment noted at 6-8 weeks post injection.
Pain from the Kybella® injections is transient and subsides dramatically
after 15 minutes. Most patients report a pain scale of 2-4 out of ten
with KKybella® injections.
How much can I expect to pay for Kybella®?
Most patients will need 2-3 vials of Kybella® per treatment. Each vial
is priced at $600. The average woman will need 2 vials per treatment,
with most men needing 3 vials per treatment of Kybella®. Again, this
will be determined at your consultation.
Are the results of Kybella® treatments permanent?
Kybella® destroys the fat cells in the submental area ("double
chin" area), treatments with Kybella® have long lasting and permanent results.