Who is a good candidate for KYBELLA® injections?
Anyone looking to decrease the amount of fat under his or her chin (or other small pockets of fat), but wants to avoid a surgical procedure, may be a good candidate for KYBELLA® treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Sato will evaluate your medical history and examine your areas of concern to determine if KYBELLA® is a right for you.
What happens during KYBELLA® treatment?
At each treatment you will receive multiple small injections under the chin (or other treatment area) and the injection process takes 15-20 minutes (topical numbing cream will be applied prior to the injection and will add ~25 minutes to the treatment time).
How many KYBELLA® treatments will I need?
Treatments are given 1 month apart and you should not receive more than 6 treatments total to the same area. Depending on the amount of fat present in the area being treated, you may require 2-6 treatments (In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments).
How long do the results of KYBELLA® last?
Once destroyed these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
What can I expect while recovering from KYBELLA® treatment?
Common side effects of KYBELLA® include: swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
Many patients find comfort in wearing a compression garment to help with the discomfort and swelling.