When will Kybella's price drop?
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Kybella and Price
It is very frustrating to physicians that Allergan acquired Kybella and decided to price the injections so high. The price of Botox goes up every year as do all of the other injectables sold by Allergan. I don't envision the price for Kybella going down unless patients refuse to pay for the injections. Cool-mini by Coolsculpting can get rid of submental fat in just an hour and is much less expensive. Only time will tell if the price goes down but Allegan has never dropped the price of any of its products. There is currently no competition for Kybella on the market and that is the main reason it is so expensive. Best, Dr. Green
Allergan, the makers of Botox, who recently just bought Kybella, started with one price for Botox initially, and as it became more popular later on actually increased the price. That was initially not well received, obviously, but the price reflected the ever increasing demand.
It will be never be the same price as Botox. It is a different drug, indication, and dosage than Botox is. It may be priced in the same manner as Botox, that is by amount that you receive, which is determined by the surface area that you need treated.
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Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Like anything else, the market will dictate what a product or service is worth to the consumer. These types of injectable products are very expensive to research and develop. As of now, there are no competitors to Kybella in the injectable market with FDA approval. There are definitely other surgical options out there that may be better options for some people and more economical as well, but Kybella is unique in that it offers a non-surgical treatment option to the double chin/submental fullness.
I do not see Kybella reaching the same approximate cost of Botox any time soon. Also, this is really not a fair comparison as they do not compete with one another and are not dosed in the same way.
All the best,
Aside from its effectiveness, Kybella is also popular even though the treatment can be expensive. As for your question, I am uncertain if the price will actually go down considerably. It has been expensive for a few years now and based on the trends, it will not seem to go down as much even in the next few months to come.
That said, even if Kybella treatment is unquestionably pricey, you may still find it beneficial since the results of this treatment are permanent. After 2 to 4 treatments, your desired results will be achieved . The advantage also is you have avoided surgery.
Be aware, that you may encounter spas offering Kybella at a cheaper price. However, remember that does not mean complications are less in that type of enviornment . Better go to certified surgeons to take advantage of their experience and skill with Kybella injections.
Price of kybella dropping?
I doubt that it will come down significantly, as will all products by Allergan. The advantage of Kybella is that once performed the results are forever and do not need to be repeated as with botox. You probably can get it cheaply at a spa for example, but you get what you pay for. knowledge of anatomy is important to avoid complications.
Pricing of Kybella in the USA
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