Kybella is an injectable for adults with moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat. It is a chemical that is identical to one produced within our own bodies that helps us absorb fat. When Kybella is properly injected into the submental fat, it permanently destroys fat cells. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kybella (deoxycholic acid) for submental use on April 29, 2015.
Why Choose Kybella? –As you get older your skin loses elasticity and fat collects under the chin. Aside from Kybella, other options are liposuction or a surgical neck lift. If fat is your only issue when it comes to your double chin and you do not want to undergo surgery, Kybella might be for you. It is a fraction of the cost of a neck lift, does not require surgery and takes much less time for the procedure and recovery.
What Are the Risks of Using Kybella? –Risks associated with the use of Kybella must be taken into consideration as one would consider the risk involved with any product or procedure. Reduce risk by always seeking a professional who is licensed, experienced and certified.
Common Side Effects of Using Kybella-Swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and lumpy areas in the treatment region. These are considered expected side expects. These side effects are also expected to be temporary. More severe side effects could include nerve injury in the jaw that can result in trouble swallowing, an uneven smile, or facial muscle weakness, which are also temporary.
The Procedure-You may use a topical numbing agent like the kind that is used with injectables like Botox and fillers. Depending on how severe the submental fat is and how your body responds, you may undergo typically 2-4 treatments about six weeks apart to achieve the desired results. Each treatment is a series of injections in the treated area. Typically, this is going to be somewhere around 20-30 injections with each treatment for a female. Men have larger areas and may require a bit more. Most patients report a mild to moderate burning sensation that subsides within 5-10 minutes.
Cost of Kybella? -Treatment costs will vary depending on where you live, how many procedures you require, and who performs the procedure. For instance, Los Angeles may be higher than Houston and on par with New York. If a MD performs the injections, you may pay more than if a nurse practitioner who specializes in injectables performs the procedure. The important thing to evaluate is the experience the individual has working in injectables and how many times they have worked with Kybella. You may undergo anywhere from one to six procedures, but typically 2-4. Each time the procedure is performed, it costs about $1200-1500. It will depend on the size of the area being treated.
Kybella is the first FDA approved and highly effective method of eliminating submental fat. Doctor Griffin and the staff at The G Spa in Santa Barbara are pleased to add Kybella to our Medical Spa line-up in order to continue to provide state of the art services which benefit our patients, providing great results and minimally invasive procedures.
To kick off the new product we will be hosting a Special Kybella Event:
Join us at The G Spa
33 W Mission St. Suite 204, Santa Barbara
Thursday July 14th, 2016
5:00pm to 7:00pm