What is Kybella?
KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injection treatment that destroys fat. At this time, KYBELLA is only approved for the treatment of the fat immediately under the chin, also known as the submental fat or the “double chin.”
KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally in the body. Deoxycholic acid aids in the breakdown and absorption of foods containing fat. KYBELLA is synthetically formulated, and not derived from humans or other animals.
When injected under the skin, KYBELLA causes a localized destruction of some of the fat cells. Patients will notice an improvement of the double chin once enough of the fat cells have been destroyed. The improvement is long lasting, as long as, weight is maintained. As with all body contouring procedures, weight gain may cause remaining fat cells to enlarge resulting in return of double chin.
KYBELLA placement is very specific to just under the chin. Injury to nerves, salivary glands, lymph nodes, and neck muscles may result if injected beyond the established borders.
How much are treatments?
Price per treatments depends on the size of the treated area. The average price per treatment is $1680. The treatment area is measured with KYBELLA guidelines to determine the exact amount of KYBELLA required per treatment. The larger the double chin, the more KYBELLA will be needed resulting in an increase in cost. On average, patients require between3-6 treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
The larger the double chin, the more KYBELLA will be needed resulting in an increase in cost. On average, patients require at least 3 treatments.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
It is recommended that all medications causing an increased risk of bleeding be discontinued at least 1 week before the treatment. The medications include: Asprin, Motrin, Vitamin E, fish oil. Click here for a comprehensive list.
What do I expect during the procedure?
During the office visit before pictures will be obtained for treatment assessment. The treatment area boundaries marked with a skin marking pen. A topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area for approximately 30 minutes.
Once the topical has been removed the skin will be cleaned. An inked grid will be pressed onto the treatment area. The amount of KYBELLA needed for treatment will be determined by the number of grid dots within the treatment zone. The patient will then experience a series of injections. After the procedure the area is covered with gauze.
How long do results last?
Results are long lasting. The improvement is long lasting, as long as, weight is maintained. As with all body contouring procedures, weight gain may cause remaining fat cells to enlarge resulting in return of double chin.
What are other treatment options?
At Davis Dermatology there are several options for treatment of the double chin. In addition to KYBELLA, we offer both non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments. Exilis is our non-invasive treatment and liposuction with Smartlipo is our minimally invasive. Dr. Noll will help you choose the procedure that is right for you. Call now for you consultation 530-756-5758.
Who will be performing my procedure?
Dr. Noll performs all KYBELLA treatments.
What are the risks associated with the procedure?
Although unlikely, KYBELLA can cause serious side effects. These side effects include difficulty swallowing and injury to nerve found in the jaw. Injury to this nerve may cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
When can I expect after the procedure? When can I wear sunscreen? Makeup?
Most patients experience swelling of the treated area. Facial makeup and sunscreen may be applied immediately after the procedure.
When can I return to my usual skincare routine?
Patients usually return to their usual skin care routine immediately after the procedure.
What are my payment options?
We accept cash or credit cards. We also offer CareCredit. We do not accept checks.
Is this procedure covered by my insurance?
KYBELLA treatments are not covered by insurance.
Can I use my Flex Spending Account to pay for this procedure?
Flex Spending Accounts vary by carrier. Cosmetic treatments, like KYBELLA, are not typically covered by Flex Spending Accounts
Do I have to pay for touch up of for subsequent treatments?
Yes, additional treatments are not covered. KYBELLA treatments may be purchase individually or as a package.
Why choose Davis Dermatology?
#1 EXPERTISE-Davis Dermatology is unique in that all consultations and invasive procedures are performed by Dr. Noll, a well-established, experienced, and highly trained, board certified dermatologist. Dr. Noll specializes in skin and only skin. Her approach to facial and body rejuvenation is a combination of technical mastery and artistry. Dr. Noll also makes it her mission to stay abreast of innovations in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Noll constantly evaluates new products and procedures. Only those procedures and products that yield consistent reproducible results through extensive clinical trials are offered to her patients. Patients appreciate these efforts as they know they are receiving the most up to date and effective treatments available.
#2 RESULTS-Davis Dermatology is results driven. Aesthetic medicine is not just a science, but an art. Our patients benefit from Dr. Noll’s extensive training, experience, and artistry to create their beautiful, natural appearing results. Like any artist, Dr. Noll takes great pride in her work. Patients are always offered a FREE follow-up appointment to assess treatment results. We want to know that you are happy with your results.
#3 COST-Davis Dermatology is sensitive to cost and offers several package discounts and alternative payment options like CareCredit. Each patient is unique so our treatment packages are customized to each patients individual needs and skincare goals.
#4 CARE-Davis Dermatology knows the importance of protecting your investment. Our “Protect Your Investment Program” gives you discounts and guidance on the best products that will help maintain, achieve, and care for your skin. We offer all of our patients a FREE Visia Skin Analysis so they can truly see the condition of their skin and how it is responding to treatment. We also have a full-time professionally trained skincare consultant who will provide you with a customized skincare regimen that is best for your skin. Patients often waste time and money on products that just don’t work. We take the guess work out of your skincare. At Davis Dermatology we believe healthy skin is beautiful skin.
#5 CUSTOMER SERVICE-Davis Dermatology understands the importance of great customer service. At Davis Dermatology we provide a relaxing, friendly, and inviting environment to make your aesthetic experience pleasant and reassuring. All members of our team are hand selected by Dr. Noll and are caring, helpful, and friendly.
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