Kybella is a safe, non-surgical procedure, so your treatment is performed in the comfortable, welcoming setting of Duquessa Clinic Sydney or Melbourne. Before the treatment begins, any pain relief will be administered if appropriate in your case. Then, using a special grid, your Injection Specialist will carefully draw the boundaries for the injections on your skin. Your Injection Specialist will then use the temporary grid marked on your chin as a guide and give you 14-50 injections, depending on your particular needs. Our Duquessa Kybella procedure is simple and straightforward, taking roughly 20 minutes to complete. Then you’re on your way.
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What is KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection 10 mg/mL ?
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.”
It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.
Who should not receive KYBELLA®?
You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.
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 trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®).
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness), or trouble swallowing.
The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
How does Belkyra™ work?
Belkyra™ is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally occurring in the body, which is synthesized and then used to break down and absorb dietary fat. Belkyra™ (Kybella in the U.S) has been under development for more than a decade. When properly injected it has been shown to dissolve fat that causes a double chin. The result is a more streamlined and improved contour along the jaw line.
What other options exist to reduce submental fat?
Prior to the introduction of Belkyra™ the only effective options to treat submental fat were surgical. Belkyra is the only non-surgical option shown to treat the double chin.
Are the results of Belkyra™ permanent?
Yes. However, because this is a recently introduced treatment, there are not yet enough patients who have received Belkyra™ injections to completely substantiate that claim. However, the clinical findings of the FDA studies indicate that the results are permanent if there are no significant lifestyle changes.
What if there is subsequent weight gain following Belkyra™ injections?
Patients who have experienced weight gain after their treatment did not see the return of their submental fullness. However, we will have a better understanding about the impact of subsequent weight gain in the future when data becomes available from a broader range of patients who receive treatment with Belkyra™.
How many treatments does it take?
Belkyra™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin through a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The treatment plan is tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. The total number of treatments can vary based on a myriad of factors, patients may need 2 to 4 treatments to achieve their desired results. Dr. Cole will determine the best regime during your consultation based on your age.
How quickly will I see results?
Everybody’s body is different, the fat is dissolved within 10-15 minutes of injection, however your body has an inflammatory response to the injection, causing swelling, and this can take 3-4 weeks to subside. Typically results will appear within 4-6 weeks, and will continue to improve as additional treatments are administered.
Is there any downtime?
There can be some bruising and swelling following Belkyra™ treatments, similar to other injectables, and can last up to a week. The bruising can be easily covered with make-up as soon as the next day.
The swelling at the injection site can typically last 4-7 days.