Kybella is FDA-approved injection that works by the principle of dissolving fat cells in the area below the skin or so-called submental fat. This is one of the options for noninvasive reduction of a double chin. Kybella is rather safe to use since it is formulated as deoxycholic acid, which is naturally occurring in human body. Kybella is that long waiter alternative to liposuction.
It all depends on patients’ personal case. The number of vials per treatment depends on your doctors’ preferences as well as how much fat patient has in the area. The number of treatments depends on the desired results as well as on how much fat is present in the area. In my spa, skin and laser center I use 2-3 vials per treatment and in average my patients come back for 2 or 3 treatments. Of course, there were patients who came back for more treatments. They were satisfied with attained results but believed and wanted more drastic change. One Kybella treatment does not take longer than 15 minutes. Treatments are usually done every 4-8 weeks.
There are minor side effects associated with Kybella if it is injected properly. Some of the most common side effects are swelling, bruising, feeling of numbness, a formation of lumps around the injections area. All of these symptoms are short-lived and go away within few weeks. The longest lasting symptoms are those lumps that may stay up to 2 months. If Kybella is not injected properly, then there is the risk of nerve damage and damage to the skin cells. If injected too close to nerves it can cause temporary paralysis and crooked smile. This usually resolves itself within few weeks to up to 2 months. If not used accordingly Kybella can destroy skin cells, which is more serious condition and would require additional treatments.