Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Kybella Work?
The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the human body that helps breakdown and absorb dietary fat. When injected into areas of adipose tissue, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction of fullness. Once they’re destroyed, cells can no longer store fat, so further treatment is not needed once the desired goal is reached.
When Will I See Results?
Results are visible in 30-90 days.
How Long Do Results Last?
“When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.”
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments vary from patient to patient, and the number of sessions will be determined during a consultation. Each treatment session is given at least 1 month apart. On average, people typically need 2-4 sessions.
Will I Need Time To Recover?
Kybella is a non-invasive treatment and normal activity can usually be resumed afterward. Swelling is expected for up to 14 days, but can last longer in some people. Kybella is an injectable treatment; as with any injection, bruising is a possibility. Avoiding blood thinning medications for 5-7 days prior to treatment can help reduce bruising.
How Much Does Kybella Cost?
Most people need at least 2-4 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. The average amount used per treatment is 2-3 vials. Each vial costs $500.