InjectAbility® is Proud to be one of the first offices in the South Bay to offer Kybella!
InjectAbility® was chosen as one of the only offices to be trained in this technique and will be the FIRST medical spa to offer it in the greater Southern California region. We are very proud of this, as our stellar reputation as expert injectors account for the reason we were chosen. 2-3 vials are needed for the initial visit and most patients need 1-3 visits total to achieve the correction they desired. Cost per vial $600 Duration: Curative! Once the desired aesthetic result is achieved, re-treatment is not expected!
What is Kybella?
Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for permanently reducing submental fat (aka the double chin).
Kybella® is a new product recently purchased by Allergan, that is the only FDA approved injectable liposuction on the market. Intended to erase double chins, it is an enzyme that will eat away your fat cells and your body will metabolize them forever! Kybella underwent over 4 years of rigorous human clinical trials. Over 2,600 patients were enrolled and treated in the clinical trials and the FDA voted unanimously for its approval May 2016. Kybella’s safety profile proved exceptional with no permanent adverse effects.
How Does it Work?
Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella (and a naturally-occurring molecule), aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells are permanently eliminated through the body and the appearance of the double chin/neck wattle is improved.
How Long do the Treatments take, How Many Treatments are Needed, and are the Results Permanent?
The amount of treatments varies depending on the amount of fat in the area. The average patient requires between 1 to 4 treatments. Treatments take 15 to 20 minutes and are spaced 6 weeks apart. The treatments are done in the office with just a simple use of a topical anesthesia. The fat reduction results are permanent! Just like surgical liposuction, even if you gain additional weight after the procedure, the treated area will not gain as much fat back proportionally since the number of fat cells in that area have been permanently reduced.
What Should My Treatment Expectations Be: Before, During and After? Will I Have Loose Skin Afterwards?
A tiny needle is used to inject Kybella medication in a grid like pattern covering the area of excess fat under the chin. These injections can cause temporary minor discomfort. Mild to moderate swelling, redness, bruising, and pain/tenderness can be expected for 3 to 7 days after each treatment. These side effects are due to the destruction of the fat cells and the body’s natural tissue injury repair process. These side effects may even lead to greater retraction of the skin after the fat dissipates. Less common side effects may be: temporary numbness in the treated area that resolves within weeks to months or small, firm tender lumps/nodules. These bumps will also resolve over several weeks to months. In general, treatments are well tolerated and become even easier with each subsequent treatment.
What Can I expect the Cost To Be?
Expect a total of 2 to 5 treatments depending on the amount of double chin/ wattle. Each treatment will run between $600 and $1,200 depending on the size of the area being treated.