WHAT IS IT?
Kybella is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called "double chin".
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells permanently, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Before starting treatment, your provider will examine if the area under and around your chin to determine if Kybella is right for you. Then, your provider will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED?
At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile. The number of treatments varies from patient to patient and is given at least 1 month apart.
WILL I NEED TIME TO RECOVER?
After Kybella treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your provider if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.
WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY PROVIDER?
Inform your provider if you:
- Have had or plan on having surgery on your face, neck, or chin
- Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
- Have or have medical conditions in or near neck area
- Have or have trouble swallowing
- Have bleeding problems
- Are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
- Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners
HOW CAN I SAVE ON TREATMENTS?
Enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program to save money on Kybella Cosmetic Treatments. You earn points on each treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments that your provider may determine are right for you.
For a limited time, you can save $100 on Kybella if you receive a treatment before June 30, 2017. For more information, click here.