FAQs

How does Kybella work?

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The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells [...]

How does Kybella work?2017-10-18T01:48:29-04:00

What is a Pediatric Dermatologist?

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If your child has a skin condition, such as a birthmark, eczema, warts, or psoriasis, a pediatric dermatologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child. Pediatric dermatologists treat a wide variety of pediatric skin conditions using the latest available treatment methods. Pediatric dermatologists treat children from birth through adolescence. Source: Section on Dermatology [...]

What is a Pediatric Dermatologist?2018-06-12T22:14:56-04:00

What can I expect with Kybella?

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Before starting treatment, your healthcare specialist will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. Then, your specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.

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What kind of training do pediatric dermatologists have?

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Pediatric dermatologists are medical doctors who have had the following training: Four years of medical school One year of internship Three years of dermatology residency OR two years of pediatrics residency and three years of dermatology residency One year of pediatric dermatology fellowship Upon completion of training, pediatric dermatologists become subspecialty board certified in Pediatric [...]

What kind of training do pediatric dermatologists have?2018-06-12T22:15:01-04:00

How is Kybella administered?

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Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.

How is Kybella administered?2017-10-18T01:49:26-04:00

What types of treatments do pediatric dermatologists provide?

2018-06-12T22:15:06-04:00

Pediatric dermatologists provide medical care for a wide variety of skin conditions. They generally provide the following services: Diagnosis of various skin conditions, including hemangiomas and other vascular birthmarks, pigmented birthmarks, and congenital skin disorders, eczema or atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, vitiligo, hives, and warts to name a few. Medical/prescription treatment for a wide [...]

What types of treatments do pediatric dermatologists provide?2018-06-12T22:15:06-04:00

How many KYBELLA® treatment sessions will I need?

2017-10-18T01:49:51-04:00

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you [...]

How many KYBELLA® treatment sessions will I need?2017-10-18T01:49:51-04:00

Will I need time to recover?

2017-10-18T01:50:18-04:00

After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.

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What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?

2017-10-18T01:52:46-04:00

KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by 4 out of 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of 100 people in clinical studies). In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved [...]

What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?2017-10-18T01:52:46-04:00

What should I tell my doctor before treatment?

2017-10-18T01:52:27-04:00

Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area Have had or have [...]

What should I tell my doctor before treatment?2017-10-18T01:52:27-04:00