Kybella® is a prescription injectable medication used to reduce moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. It works by using synthetic deoxycholic acid to break down the fat cells in the body. Deoxycholic acid is actually produced naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When provided as a medical treatment, Kybella works to destroy the fat cells, preventing the ability of the cells in that area to store fat. This means that after you have completed your treatment, you should not need to return for another session!
Before you receive a Kybella treatment, we will carefully examine the area under and around your chin, and discuss with you your aesthetic goals. Please be sure to inform us of all medical conditions, including past cosmetic treatments, and any medications you are taking.
Once a treatment plan has been created, we will begin your Kybella injections. You will receive a series of small injections under your chin, with each treatment session taking 15-20 minutes. The amount of injections will depend on your aesthetic goals and the amount of fat under your chin. Your Kybella treatment sessions occur at 1-month intervals, and you should never receive more than 6 total treatments.
You may experience swelling, numbness, or bruising under your chin following treatment. Most of these after-effects are temporary and will go away on their own after a few days. If you develop facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, or an uneven smile, please contact your healthcare professional.
For more information about Kybella in New York, ,New York, we welcome you to contact our doctor and schedule your consultation with Gotham Beauty.