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Kybella

Kybella treatment at keys med spa

Kybella® is intended to treat moderate to severe fat accumulation. It’s the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for this purpose. While Kybella is usually used for fat that’s accumulated in the chin area, it’s also used to treat fat that’s accumulated around the bra area, knees, abdomen and more.

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How does kybella work?

Kybella produces amazing results through the active ingredient synthetic deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. It helps your body break down and absorb fat by destroying the cell membranes of fat cells. When using Kybella, it’s the fat cells that are targeted. After it’s dissolved, the fat is cleared by your body’s own lymphatic and circulatory systems. The fat cells are reduced gradually over the span of several weeks. As for the Kybella (deoxycholic acid), it follows the same path; it gets metabolized and broken down by your body, and then removed as waste.

Best candidates for kybella

Kybella is suitable for men and women ages 19 to 65+ seeking treatment of excess fat in the chin (submentum) area, often called a “double chin”. Kybella is also a great alternative to Coolsculpting or liposuction treatments in other areas where fat pockets reside, such as the bra bulges, knees or abdomen.

How is Kybella unique?

Deoxycholic acid has been used for many years for the purpose of reducing fat. Kybella was first approved by the FDA in 2015 for safe treatment of submental fat. The FDA approval provides a safety rating that previous and current non-brand name deoxycholic acid products cannot. Since then, Kybella’s maker, Kythera has been purchased by Allergan, which dropped the Kythera name but kept Kybella.

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Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KYBELLA

Yes, Kybella delivers long-term results as fat cells are targeted, destroyed and removed. With just a few treatments of Kybella, those who are experiencing fat accumulation without being overweight can see a dramatic improvement to their appearance.

Yes, Kybella is FDA approved and safe for use as indicated when injected by a skilled, licensed nurse, nurse practitioner or doctor provider.

Kybella treatment is virtually painless, nothing more than a few tiny pinpricks. It’s a series of small injections with a very thin needle to the desired treatment area.

Many claim to feel no sensation or pain at all since numbing agents are used during Kybella injections. Post-treatment, you may feel a slight tingle or short-lived burning sensation in the treated area. Many people continue to participate in their normal activities.

Absolutely. Men love Kybella because of how easy the treatments are. Kybella treatments take only a few minutes, and then you can return to your day’s activities.

For chin (submentum) fullness, also called “double chin”, the treatment takes no longer than 30 minutes. Treatment to areas of the body such as the bra bulges or knees typically take 30-45 minutes.

Kybella is administered by bottle called a “vial”.  Each vial typically treats an area the approximate size of two business cards. Administering Kybella to a full chin area will require one to four vials per treatment, depending on the level of fullness. Larger pockets of fat may require additional treatments spaced not less that one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be required for maximum correction, with these spaced not less than one month apart. Multiple vials across multiple treatments are generally recommended to those seeking an ideal correction.

Kybella treatments may require several vials depending on the level of fullness experienced by the client in the desired treatment area(s). Vials are priced accordingly, and package discounts are available.