KYBELLA (deoxycholic acid) injections are a prescription medicine used to break up fat cells around the upper neck area (also known as “double chin”). The injections are safe and effective for moderate to severe amounts of fat in adults over the age of 18.
Our certified practitioners will create a customized treatment plan based on a chin evaluation. From there, appointments will consist of multiple, small injections under your chin. Clients should expect to schedule up to 6 treatments, spaced at least 1 month apart, in order to see the most effective results.
*Kybella treatments require a consultation prior. During the consultation, our practitioners will discuss your projected results, estimated about of sessions and pricing. Please note that one treatment can require more than two vials.
To decrease the risk of bruising, we recommend
avoiding the following for 3 days prior to your
treatment (unless medically contraindicated):
Herbal supplements: Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, Garlic, Ginkgo, Ginseng
Any supplements or medication that increases the chances of blood thinning
No dental procedures for 2 weeks prior to treatment
If you have a history of any thyroid conditions or had any surgeries on your chin/neck area, a consultation is required with your provider prior to treatmenT
Do not touch, press, rub, massage or manipulate the treatment area
Apply ice (gently with light pressure) for 20 minutes
(on and off) for 24 hours
Arnica gel or tablets can be used to reduce bruising
Tylenol can be used to decrease post treatment discomfort
Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for
3-5 days after treatment
Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen and anti-inflammatory drugs (unless medically contraindicated) for up to 4 weeks as these may decrease results
Do not receive additional skin treatments (lasers, microneedling, facial, etc) or any treatment in the treatment area for 2 weeks
Yes, the contraindications for Kybella include:
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
Thyroid disorders or medical conditions in or near
Medications that interfere with blood coagulation
Patients that have trouble swallowing
Patients that have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck or chin may not be a candidate for treatment.
Patients with skin infections in the treatment area may not be a candidate for treatment.
Post treatment you can expect the following:
Moderate swelling for 1 week that subsides to mild swelling for up to 30 days
Numbness and tingling lasting up to 30 days
Hardness or lumps in the treatment area for up to 30 days
Potential bruising (for up to a week) at the injection site
You can expect to start seeing results in 8-12 weeks.
The number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your aesthetic provider will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Kybella treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments.
After your Kybella treatment, if you are experiencing
any of the following symptoms:
Uneven smile or facial muscle weakness
Injection site problems such as open sores or necrosis
Contact our office immediately if you notice these symptoms at 617-658-3421.
For a true aesthetic emergency after office hours, contact Ashley Hilmes at 509-714-6889 or for a medical emergency, please call 911.
Consultations at Vega Vitality are complimentary and always encouraged! This gives you an opportunity to meet with one of our aesthetic providers and discuss one on one your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes. Our providers will listen to your concerns, answer questions, explain options and together, develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Yes! Vega Vitality uses multiple rewards programs for botox and dermal fillers through our pharmaceutical companies. Get the most out of your visit by signing up ahead of time or asking your provider for details at your next appointment.
Allergan’s program for Kybella: Brilliant Distinctions (can be found in the App store).