Kybella® is a 15-minute injection of a sterile liquid known as Deocycholic Acid, a fat-dissolving natural substance found in our own bile, into the fat pad of the area under the jawline. 1-4 repeat treatments may be needed every 6-8 weeks until the desired reduction is achieved. Results are comparable to liposuction procedures that cost over $2,000 and have days of downtime.
For those of you who remember, we were on the cutting edge when we performed "Mesotherapy" for this purpose from 2005. We used compounded Deoxycholic Acid as our active ingredient, but after 2011, we could not find a reliable, sterile source. This protocol is now FDA-approved, and made by Allergan, the most trusted name in facial aesthetics. The protocol is very similar to what we have done in hundreds of treatments in the past, except that the Kybella® protocol has been tested in over 16,000 patients and works even faster than mesotherapy ever did!
Frequently Asked Questions about Kybella®
A: Typically 2-5 are needed, spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
A: There will be some minor swelling and soreness. This side effect is most pronounced in the few days after the injections. Other side effects that last longer are rare.
A: If you clench your jaw which contacts the thin neck muscle called the platysma and you still see noticeable fat under your jawline that you can pinch, then you are likely a good candidate. Please call our office at 706-769-5757 for a no-charge consultation with Dr. Zengo to confirm.
A: A single vial (5 injections) covers the area slightly larger than a poker chip. Two vials covers double that area in a single treatment. A single vial treatment costs $599 before discounts. A 2-vial treatment costs $999 before discounts and rebates. Brilliant Distinctions members will also receive a $40 off coupon for their next treatment after each Kybella® treatment received.
A: Kybella® destroys the fat cell permanently. In some cases where a patient gains significant weight in the years after Kybella® treatment, this may create a new fat pad that could require additional treatments.
A: Dr. Zengo is the only physician in Northeast Georgia who is trained in, and has performed mesotherapy, liposuction, and Kybella® on submental fat. We did our first submental fat treatment in 2005.