How Are Treatments Administered?
Kybella® uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body. The fatty area to be treated is numbed. Then multiple small injections of Kybella® are administered. The number of injections depends on the amount of fat and the patient’s desired profile. The treatment generally takes about 20 minutes. Kybella® targets the fat cells and destroys them. They are eventually disposed of through the lymphatic system.
Kybella® is an ideal treatment for busy patients to schedule, since there is no downtime or recovery period. Side effects are mild and may include numbness or tingling at the injection site, redness, swelling, a dull burning sensation, and mild bruising. This doesn’t generally interfere with the patient’s normal routine.
Results take a couple of weeks to see. Individuals may need up to six treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to obtain their desired results. Final results are long-lasting; patients almost never need further treatment. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat.