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 destroyed. Learn more about Kybella®.
Frequently Asked Questions
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® procedure.
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 Kybella® 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.
Kybella® Before and After