I had my first Kybella treatment 8 weeks ago - 2 doses. How long between treatments can one go with successful end results?
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It is perfectly acceptable to go for 11 weeks in between treatments. The plan is typically to do the next treatment 6-8 weeks later, because you want the effect of the Kybella dissolving the fat and the skin tissue remodeling to occur before the next go around. There is no disadvantage to going longer in between other than it takes longer to get to the final endpoint. The treatment should still be equally good whether it is done 6 wks, 11 wks or more later.
Longer intervals between Kybella treatments are OK
You do not lose the effect of Kybella by waiting longer between treatments. It is more important to not do them too close together.
Kybella 101 and Time Between Treatments
I would not be worried about waiting 11 weeks until your next Kybella procedure. The timing between treatments is less important than the number of treatments. We Routinely wait more than 8 weeks between treatments and results can continue to be seen up to 6 months. It's a great treatment but in many cases takes time and additional injections to see desired results. Most of our patients need approximately 3 sessions of injections to see a nice reduction in the appearance of their double chin. Understanding the procedure is important. Kybella is a naturally occurring molecule that helps metabolize fat. It disrupts the fat cell membranes. As soon as it hits, it causes lysis - destroying the cell membrane. After that, the fat cell releases its fatty content, and the body metabolizes it.
I hope this has been helpful information. My best, Dr. Rajani
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