What is Kybella?
Kybella is medical deoxycholic acid which is naturally produced in the body for the absorption of fats.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is a cytolytic drug, which when injected into tissue physically destroys the cell membrane. When properly injected into submental fat, the drug destroys fat cells.
How long does it take to inject Kybella?
The treatment consists of an in-office set of injections that take only minutes to administer.
Is Kybella safe?
In the hands of a medical staff that is trained in the anatomy of the area, yes. According to a press release from the FDA, the safety and effectiveness of Kybella for treatment of submental fat were established in two clinical trials which enrolled 1,022 adult participants with moderate or severe submental fat. Participants were randomly assigned to receive Kybella or a placebo for up to six treatments. The results showed that reductions in submental fat were observed more frequently in participants who received Kybella versus placebo.
What are the most common side effects of Kybella?
The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
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