Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that coutours and improves the “double chin” caused by unwanted fat. The accumulation of fat beneath the skin is a result of genetics, weight gain, and aging.
What are the Benefits of Kybella®?
Kybella® is a non-surgical aesthetic medical treatment resulting in little to no downtime. Patients will see gradual, subtle results that will eliminate the appearance of a double chin.
How does Kybella® work?
The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. This ingredient is a naturally occuring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction of fullness. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, therefore further treatment is not expected.
How is Kybella® administered?
Treatment can only be administered by a Kybella®-trained healthcare specialist. At your visit, you will receive a series of injections into the fat under your chin. The injection process may only take 15-20 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies on each individual and each treatment plan is individualized. Treatment depends on the amount of fat below the chin and the patient’s desired profile. Each treatment is given at least one month apart with a limit of 6 treatments total (some patients see results in as little as one treatment!).
Are there any side effects?
After your treatment, you may have minor swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin.