Kybella

Kybella™ is used to treat submental fat, or in other terms the “double chin”. Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, not just individuals who are overweight. It can affect men and women of average weight that is caused by genetics, aging, and weight fluctuations. The active ingredient in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When it is injected into the fat, the solution causes the cells to be destroyed and no longer able to store or accumulate fat. Kybella™ is the first and only non-surgical option on the market to treat the “double chin” area.

 

The Kybella™ procedure begins with a customized treatment plan created with your OVME Certified Provider. The area will be cleansed and iced prior to the procedure to help with any discomfort. Kybella™ is then injected into the fat tissue. The sensation is described as a pinch and sting. We recommend a minimum of two treatments spaced no less than 4 weeks apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile after their second treatment. Up to 6 treatments may be administered per patient.

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Why Kybella™ at OVME?

OVME in Atlanta, GA is Diamond Certified by Allergan. This distinction is afforded to only the top 1% of practices in the nation by volume. At OVME, we strive to bring patients the newest and greatest procedures and products in order to give them optimal results to achieve full facial rejuvenation. Dr. S. Mark McKenna is a national trainer with Allergan.  Why trust anyone but the best when it comes to your facial rejuvenation?

 

Kybella™ History

Kybella™ is established as the first and only non-surgical procedure to permanently eliminate fat cells. It was developed by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals which was recently acquired by Allergan. Kybella™ received FDA approval in 2015. Kybella™ is identical to the deoxycholic acid that is produced in the body, which is a chemical that helps the body absorb fats.

Kybella™ FAQ

How long do Kybella™ results last?

The results are permanent. When injected into the fat under your chin, Kybella™ causes destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic goals are achieved, retreatment with Kybella™ is not expected.

When will I see results?

Kybella™ results are seen within 2-4 treatments, sometimes sooner.

How many people have been treated with Kybella™?

Kybella™ has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with Kybella™.

Can I get Kybella™ done the same day as other injectable procedures?

Yes, you can receive Kybella™ the same day you receive other injectable treatments such as Botox, Voluma, and Restylane Silk. We do prefer, however, to treat after any laser procedures.

How does Kybella™ remove the fat in the treated area?

The active ingredient in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

Is Kybella™ safe?

The safety profile is well characterized. Kybella™ has gone through over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with Kybella™. The production is highly controlled, quality-assured, and validated. The product contains no human or animal-derived substances.

Does it really matter who does my Kybella™?

Kybella™ should be administered by a trained medical professional. There are a number of side effects that may be experienced if injected improperly.

Will I experience any side effects from Kybella™?

The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area.

Are you a candidate for Kybella™?

If you’re bothered by the fullness under your chin and looking for a non-surgical option, then Kybella™ may be for you! It is designed and approved for men and women to treat mild to severe fat below the chin. We recommend a complimentary consult so we can determine if this product is your best option. Patients should also disclose any health issues, whether they are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

 

Patient Treatment Documents

Kybella™ Pre-Visit Instructions
Please download and view the Kybella™ pre-visit instructions ahead of your visit.