KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment used to remove fat cells causing submental fullness, commonly referred to as a “double chin”. It is now available at Blue Haven Medical Spa. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.   Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

KYBELLA® is administered is multiple sessions. Each session will remove a portion of the fat tissue giving a gradual improvement. The number of sessions needed by an individual will depend on the amount of fat tissue needing treatment, and the aesthetic goals of the client. Most patients will do 2-4 sessions, but the treatment can be done up to 6 times. Sessions are spaced apart roughly 4-6 weeks.

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Frequently asked questions:

Is it uncomfortable?

 The KYBELLA® injections are very quick. Shortly after the injection, expect to feel a hot/burning sensation, which is the medication working. This usually lasts 15-20 minutes and improves with ice packs. Once the sensation subsides, there is mild-moderate soreness for a few days.

What are the common side effects?

 The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own over 4-6 weeks. In most people, the side effects are most noticeable after the first treatment, and are less noticeable with the subsequent treatments. Rarely, KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (4%) that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness, or trouble swallowing (2%). In the clinical studies, all of these side effects resolved on their own.

Can you use KYBELLA® in other parts of the body?

 At this time, KYBELLA® is only FDA approved to use in the submental fat (double chin).

How much does it cost?

KYBELLA® is sold by the vial, and depends on the size of the surface area being treated. Most patients will need 2-4 vials, with a maximum dose of 5 vials. The first 2 vials are $600 each, and additional vials are $400 each.

 How do I know if I’m a good candidate?

 We offer free consultations to help evaluate this. Give us a call at 206-216-4957.