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Am I a Good Candidate for KYBELLA?
How Does KYBELLA Work?
Kybella contains a substance called deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid causes irreparable damage to fat cells, prompting the body’s natural processes for excreting the dead cells. Once the targeted fat cells have been eliminated from the body, patients will notice reduced volume in the treated area.
If you are a good candidate for Kybella, Dr. Emer’s staff will help you schedule an injection session. You’ll also be briefed on how to prepare for your appointment.
Dr. Emer will select and mark the injection sites. Then, the treatment site will be sterilized. Next, he will perform the injections. The number of injections varies based on the size of the treatment area and how much fat is being targeted.
Many patients experience a short-lived stinging sensation after Kybella injections. Numbing cream helps to mitigate this discomfort, and ice packs can also be applied to soothe the area.
RECOVERY AND AFTERCARE
- Wearing a compression garment
- Applying ice packs
- Abstaining from vigorous activity for four to five days
- Avoiding excessive heat, including saunas and hot tubs
Bruising and swelling are common after a Kybella session. While many patients experience mild swelling and are back at work within a day of their injections, swelling can be more severe and longer lasting for others. Bruising can be concealed with makeup and usually dissipates within 7-14 days.
Tenderness and/or discomfort can occur. Dr. Emer can recommend an over-the-counter pain medication if necessary.
How Soon Will I See My Kybella Results?
You’ll need some patience to see results with Kybella due to the role your body plays in removing the treated fat cells. One contributing factor is that the body needs several weeks to process and expel the damaged fat cells.
Additionally, to avoid overwhelming the body’s systems, all of the unwanted fat in the treatment area cannot be targeted in one injection session. Instead, Kybella treatments typically involve multiple treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. Noticeable improvements can be expected after two to four Kybella injection sessions.
How Long Do Kybella Results Last?
Kybella is a permanent fat reduction method. Once the body has expelled the dead fat cells, they are gone for good. However, if you gain weight after Kybella, the fat cells that remain in the area can increase in size and compromise your results. An active lifestyle and healthy diet are key to maintaining your improved contours.
HOW MUCH DOES KYBELLA FAT REDUCTION COST?
The number of vials used and the number of treatment sessions will impact the price of your Kybella fat reduction treatment. The expected cost of your Kybella treatment will be reviewed with you before scheduling your injections.