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Kybella is a new, non-surgical FDA-approved treatment from Kythera Biopharmaceuticals (Now Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm) that dissolves double chin fat. Prior to Kybella, the only way to eliminate a double chin was through liposuction or cosmetic surgery. Kybella treatment involves a series of injections of a substance called deoxycholic acid, naturally occurring substance that the body uses to break down body fat. After the fat cells are broken down by the Kybella injection in the double chin, they are naturally eliminated by the body, revealing a sleekly contoured chin and neck that is more youthful and provides the patient with the appearance of a slimmer look.
As this treatment is newly FDA approved and the first of its kind to non-surgically reduce double chin fat, we’ve received many questions from patients. As a result, we’ve assembled this Kybella FAQ to help give you the answers you’re looking for from a trusted local source. If you have any questions about this Kybella FAQ page, please contact us. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff looks forward to assisting you.
Top 7 Kybella FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and Answers
Is Kybella Safe?
The FDA approved the use of Kybella injections to dissolve submental fat beneath the chin in mid-2015; after eight years of clinical studies with over 1,000 patients with moderate to severe double chin fat, it was found to be both safe and effective for double chin elimination.
Are Kybella Results Permanent?
Because fat cells are destroyed by Kybella, the results should last for several years. Some researchers believe that the results might be permanent. For patients in the clinical studies, the results were still intact after two years.
Can Kybella Be Used on Jowls?
Kybella is only FDA-approved for use on a double chin. Using it on jowl fat could damage, irritate or injure the marginal mandibular facial nerve. If you have questions regarding jowl fat, ask your medically licensed aesthetic injection specialist about other options. If your jowl fat is extensive, a surgical procedure may be your best and only option. Kybella cannot be used anywhere except the double chin area.
Is Kybella Painful?
During clinical trials, patients commonly reported swelling, bruising, numbness and mild pain following the injections. This can be managed with an injectable numbing agent before treatment and topically applying ice to reduce swelling. Any discomfort associated with the treatment generally subsides within a few days.
Is Kybella Worth It?
Based on 66 reviews over all time on RealSelf.com (as of the writing of this Kybella FAQ), Kybella has a 97% approval rating from patients nationwide.
Is Kybella Covered by Insurance?
Kybella, and other cosmetic treatments, are not covered by medical insurance. Ask us about credit and financing options to help you pay for your aesthetic treatments.
Where Can I Get Kybella Injections?
Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills is a leader in the art of non-surgical injectable procedures. The expertise of our certified aesthetic injection specialists, a Physician’s Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner with years of dermatologic cosmetic experience, combined with the supervision and ownership of three board-certified plastic surgeons and a board-certified dermatologist, makes Lasky Aesthetics the choice for those seeking cosmetic enhancements in Beverly Hills.
To find out if Kybella is right for you or to get the answers to any additional Kybella FAQ, contact us for a consultation today!