Kybella® is an injectable treatment designed to treat submental fullness (double chin). Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella®, deoxycholic acid, is found naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Kybella® is injected under the chin and destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, the cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. It is possible to need more than one treatment, but once you reach your desired look, no further treatments will be needed. Kybella® is the procedure of choice for double chin treatment in Miami.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable treatment designed to treat submental fullness (double chin). Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella®, deoxycholic acid, is found naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
What is the average cost of Kybella?
Average cost of Kybella is $700 per vial.
Does Kybella really work?
Yes. Kybella (deoxycholic acid) permanently destroys fat cells in the area below the chin (submental area).
Does Kybella tighten the skin?
Kybella is not indicated for tightening the skin. It’s inidication is to destroy fat cells in the area below the chin (submental area). However, some patients will experience contraction of the skin post-treatment with Kybella, causing some mild tightening in the area.
Can Kybella be used on belly fat?
Kybella is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental area), also called the “double chin.” All other areas are off-label. Please discuss with your aesthetic provider.
Which is better Kybella or CoolSculpting?
Kybella is likely best for someone with mild-moderate submental fullness and CoolSculpting might be more cost-effective for someone with a large amount of fat beneath the chin.
Does Kybella hurt?
Topical numbing cream, along with ice may be used to minimize any discomfort associated with injections of Kybella.
Does insurance cover Kybella?
No, Kybella is a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance.
How long does Kybella last for?
Once the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your aesthetic goal.
What are the side effects of Kybella?
Swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.These are not all the possible side effects of Kybella. Discuss all side effects with your aesthetic provider.
Can Kybella cause permanent nerve damage?
Yes, it is certainly possible and that is why it is so very important to have Kybella injections done with a licensed, skilled, aesthetic provider.