What is Kybella

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the submental area, commonly known as the double chin. 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 the chin, Kybella permanently destroys these fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness and a more contoured jawline.

What to Expect During Kybella Treatment

Your Kybella treatment at Aluma Aesthetic Medicine begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Nathaniel Brigham, MD. He will assess your anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine if Kybella is the right treatment for you. Dr. Brigham’s expertise ensures you receive a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. If you proceed with Kybella at Aluma, here is what you can expect:

The Treatment Process

  1. Preparation: On the day of your treatment, Dr. Brigham will clean the treatment area and may apply a topical numbing cream or ice pack to enhance your comfort.
  2. Marking: He will then mark the injection sites under your chin, ensuring precise and even distribution of Kybella.
  3. Injections: Using a fine gauge needle, Dr. Brigham will administer multiple small injections of Kybella into the targeted fat. On average, 2-4 vials are required per treatment. The entire process typically takes about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Post-Treatment Care: After the injections, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness in the treatment area. These effects are temporary and generally subside within a few days.

How Many Rounds of Kybella Are Needed?

Kybella Before and After picture showing the fat melted under the chin and a more defined jawlineThe number of Kybella sessions required varies from person to person, depending on the amount of submental fat and the desired outcome. Most patients achieve optimal results with 3-5 treatment sessions, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. Some individuals may need up to 6 sessions to achieve their aesthetic goals. During your consultation, Dr. Brigham will create a customized treatment plan outlining the expected number of sessions for your specific case.


What is the Average Cost of Kybella?

The cost of Kybella treatments can vary based on the number of sessions needed and the extent of the treatment area. Each treatment costs between $750 to $2000, depending on the number of vials required for the treatment area and if the brand name Kybella or generic deoxycholic acid is used. Given that most patients require multiple sessions, the total cost can range from $1,500 to $3,800 or more. Dr. Brigham and our Aluma customer care team will provide a detailed cost estimate during your consultation, ensuring transparency and helping you plan for your treatment.


Aftercare Tips for Optimal Results

Proper aftercare is crucial for maximizing the benefits of your Kybella treatment. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth recovery:

  1. Manage Swelling and Discomfort: Swelling is a common side effect of Kybella injections. To reduce swelling and discomfort, apply ice packs to the treated area for short intervals.
  2. Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps your body heal and can assist in the fat breakdown process.
  3. Avoid Strenuous Activities: For the first 48 hours post-treatment, avoid heavy exercise and activities that may increase blood flow to the treated area, as this can exacerbate swelling.
  4. Sleep with Your Head Elevated: Using an extra pillow to keep your head elevated while sleeping can help minimize swelling.
  5. Follow Dr. Brigham’s Instructions: Adhere to any additional aftercare guidelines provided by Dr. Brigham to ensure the best possible results. We will provide you with an After- Care card, as well as instructions in your appointment email.

Why Choose Aluma Aesthetic Medicine for Your Kybella Treatment?

Dr. Nathaniel Brigham’s extensive experience and dedication to patient care make him the ideal choice for your Kybella treatments. At Aluma Aesthetic Medicine, we pride ourselves on offering advanced aesthetic solutions in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Dr. Brigham’s personalized approach ensures that each patient receives the highest standard of care and achieves their desired aesthetic outcomes.

Ready to say goodbye to your double chin and hello to a more defined profile? Schedule your Kybella consultation with Dr. Nathaniel Brigham at Aluma Aesthetic Medicine in Portland, OR, and take the first step toward a more confident you!

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