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Kybella FAQ

Kybella FAQKybella 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?

Kybella ResultsThe 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!

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New protocols for office visits View Update

New protocols for office visits

May 12th, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have instituted many changes to your normal office visit. These changes have been introduced to protect everyone’s health and safety during your visit. All of our staff have been tested for COVID-19 and are negative. They are being monitored daily as well and will be practicing safety guidelines.

  1. If you are sick, do not come to the office. Call our front desk and we will reschedule your appointment promptly once you’re healthy again.
  2. Please wear a mask to your appointment.
  3. Do not bring someone else with you to your appointment. They will not be able to enter the office and wait for you. The only exceptions are for those who require medical assistance or translation assistance. Additionally, please do not bring any pets to the office with you.
  4. The day before your appointment, as in the past, you will be called to confirm your appointment. During that call you will be asked if you have any symptoms like fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste. You will also be asked if you have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or have been traveling on a commercial airplane within the last 2 weeks.
  5. When you arrive for your appointment, please call the office from your car. A staff member will either tell you to come up to the office at that time or will ask you to wait in your car until they text you to come up. Before entering the front door of the office, you will be met by a staff member who will take your temperature with a no-touch forehead thermometer to be sure you don’t have a fever. They will again ask you if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. You will be given a mask if you don’t have one, as well as hand sanitizer since you touched the doorknob to enter the office. We will stagger appointments so that on the day of your treatment, you will not interact with any other patients.
  6. You will be taken directly to an exam room which has been cleaned and disinfected just prior to your arrival. There are also air filtration machines installed in each exam room which sterilize the air.
  7. Our medical assistants, who will be wearing N95 masks and protective eye shields, will take your history and prepare you for your visit. You will be asked to sign a new COVID-19 consent form in addition to any of the usual consent forms you may be used to.
  8. After your treatment, you will check out while in the exam room and any products you purchase will be brought to you. If you give us your credit card information the day before your appointment, we can handle the checkout without physically touching your card.
  9. Please try to make your follow up appointments during your office visit. With new scheduling changes and staggered appointments, last minute appointments may be difficult to schedule.