Kybella Chevy Chase
What Is Kybella?
Kybella is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
How Does Kybella Work?
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.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
You and Dr. West will customize your Kybella treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile.
Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions.
Up to six treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
How Long Will My Results Last?
When injected into the fat under your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells.
Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with Kybella is not expected.
Who Should Not Receive Kybella?
You should not receive Kybella if you have an infection in the treatment area.
What Are the Possible 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.
Want to Learn More About Kybella?
To schedule your consultation with Dr. West, call 301-986-9378 (WEST) today!