Kybella is a manmade substance identical to a process your body makes called deoxycholic acid. The deoxycholic acid works by destroying fat cells when it is injected into the body. Kybella is used as a cosmetic treatment to help decrease the appearance of fat that hangs below the chin, sometimes referred to as a double-chin. At this time Kybella has not been approved for use on any other areas of the body.
Kybella is a safe, non-surgical procedure, performed in the comfortable and welcoming offices of Texas Dermatology. Before the treatment begins, topical anesthetics or lidocaine or other pain relief will be administered if it is necessary and is done case-by-case. Then, with the use of a special grid on your face, the certified specialist will carefully draw the boundaries for the injections on your skin. Your specialist will then use the temporary grid marker on your chin as a guide and the injections will be given dependent on your specific need. The treatment usually ranges anywhere from 14-50 injections. This will all be discussed with your doctor during your pre-procedure consultation. The treatment is uncomplicated so in most cases you are in and out within 20 minutes.
Treatment using Kybella will vary. Most patients will need a series of about 12-20 injections per visit, though some people may get up to 50 injections in a single treatment. Two to three total visits are recommended to be scheduled a month apart. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes. The results may last several years.
The most common side effects of Kybella include:
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