Since Kybella isn't FDA approved for treating the buccal fat pads, it's hard to say how that are will react. With the chin, it generally takes 4-6 weeks to see results but it also takes between 2 and 4 treatments.
Thank you for your question. Most people begin to see results 4-6 weeks post treatment. However, you need at least 2 to 3 sessions for optimal results.
Thank you for your question in regards to Kybella.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.
Kybella not approved to treat Buccal fat pads
Kybella is not approved to treat the buccal fat pads. In fact, it is only FDA approved to treat the submental area(under the chin). When I treat the submental region, I always tell my patients that it will take at least 2-3 treatments before they start appreciating any noticeable results. Be cautious about doing this treatment in off label areas as it has not been studied and you are at risk for increased complications.
Kybella and Buccal fat Pads
At this point in time Kybella is NOT approved to inject into the buccal fat pads. Because it will affect fat, muscles and even nerves, it is approved for treatment of the superficial fat under the chin. Swelling under the chin can last fro a couple of weeks. Most people begin to notice some improvement after a few weeks, with results improving up to several months.
Thanks for your question. The plan of treatment will be discussed during consultation. During
consultation, you and your provider will discuss the number of Kybella
treatments, goals and expectations, and post-treatment care. Two to four
treatments are recommended for optimal results.
How long does it take until kybella shows a difference? How many treatments would it take?
Treatment of the Buccal fat pad is off-label, therefore we do not have studies to refer to for answers to your questions. This being said, when treating the submental fat pad results after a session can take eight weeks to be seen. Also, full results usually take between two and four sessions. It is possible that the Buccal fat pad will react in a similar fashion. You should go back to your injector for an evaluation if you have any questions.
Kybella and Number of Treatments
It generally takes two or four treatments to have Kybella dissolve the submental fat. However, the area of buccal fat is "off label" and the studies have not been completed. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
Kybella Swelling -- FDA approved for Submental Fat, Non Surgical Option But Still New
It takes at least 3-6 treatments to see a formal result that is close to optimal . I suggest seeing an expert and continuing treatments if you are not considering surgery. Best, Dr. Emer.
Kybella is a great new non-surgical treatment to get rid of that unwanted fat under the chin (or double chin). In my practice we have seen everyone react slightly differently to their Kybella treatments, in terms of swelling and seeing the results. Some people have minimal swelling for just a few days, while others experience more drastic swelling for up to 7 days. In terms of results, this again is different for every patient. Some patients may see results after just 1 treatment, but most need 2 treatments to see results. However, it can take up to 3 or 4 treatments if you have more fat accumulation. At 6 days post Kybella, you are probably still swollen, so you need to wait about another 4 weeks for the Kybella to kick in fully to see your results. At that point you can determine if you need another treatment or not. Good luck!