Tired of looking at your chin fat on Zoom and in all your photos? We hear you. Thanks to recent medical developments, you don’t need invasive surgery to get rid of those pesky jowls: a simple 30-minute injectable treatment called Kybella will do the trick.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-approved, non-invasive, injectable treatment that can reduce fat in the chin, jowls, abdomen, and many other parts of the body. It’s made with synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down and absorbs dietary fat in the body. The treatment destroys fat cells over time so they can no longer store fat.
Before a Kybella procedure, the provider examines the area to be treated and asks detailed questions about the patient’s goals to come up with a personalized treatment plan. A medical professional will then give multiple small injections depending on the amount of fat the patient wants to eliminate. The entire process usually takes less than 30 minutes.
Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella?
Kybella may be a good option for anyone who is self-conscious or unhappy about the fat under the chin, in the jowl area, around the armpits, in banana rolls under the buttocks, in the abdomen, and in many more areas of the body. It is often recommended to patients with moderate to extensive fat that doesn’t go away with a good diet and exercise, especially if they want to avoid surgery.
However, Kybella is generally not a good option for patients who are worried about loose or excessive skin, such as the loose neck skin that many of us see as we age. The procedure is intended to destroy fat cells, not just tighten the skin. If you are looking for a treatment to get rid of neck folds, you may want to consider getting a neck line filler.
Is Kybella Permanent?
Yes, Kybella is permanent. After the treatment, the affected cells will no longer be able to store or accumulate fat, so most people do not need touch-ups after achieving their desired results. Results appear gradually, but once they’re there, they stay.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
Everyone has a different body and different goals, so the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your provider can give you an estimate of the number of treatment sessions you will need based on your goals and the distribution of fat in the treatment area.
We generally schedule Kybella treatment sessions about 6-8 weeks apart, and most patients receive 3-5 treatments in total.
What is the Downtime for Kybella?
You will have swelling and potentially bruising or numbness for a few days following treatment. However, most people have less severe reactions with each treatment session. We generally recommend that patients avoid scheduling their Kybella treatment right before any major social or work commitments.
How Much is a Treatment?
At Beauty Boost Med Spa in Newport Beach, we provide Kybella treatments for $600 per vial, with most patients using 2-3 vials per treatment session. The price includes numbing cream and a 2-month follow-up.
Book Your Kybella Treatment Today
Beauty Boost provides Kybella treatments from only the most qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants. We begin each treatment with an initial consultation at our Newport Beach location in which we will examine your face or body and ask detailed questions to understand your goals. Afterward, we will deliver a personalized Kybella treatment to help you achieve your desired results.