Kybella®

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe submental fullness (or excess of fat) below the chin, also commonly referred to as a “double chin.” When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® effectively breaks down unwanted fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin and an improved chin profile.

HOW IT WORKS

The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic Deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is 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® breaks down fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.

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IS KYBELLA® RIGHT FOR ME?

Kybella® is a good minimally invasive option if you are bothered by fullness under your chin and wish to improve the appearance and profile of the chin area without surgery. Kybella® is effective for both men and women.


WHERE CAN KYBELLA® BE USED?

Kybella® can be used under the chin.


WHAT IS A KYBELLA® TREATMENT LIKE?

During your Kybella® treatment, your medical provider will apply numbing cream to the treatment area to enhance your comfort. The provider will then mark your skin to plot where they want to make the injections. Next, using an ultrafine needle, they will administer several quick injections under your chin. These may feel like quick pinches and the entire treatment takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of volume you have under your chin and your desired profile. Typically, patients experience visible results in 2-4 treatment sessions.

Like with any invasive procedure, Kybella® patients may experience temporary inflammation at the injection site, redness, numbness, pain, itching, swelling and bruising after their appointment. Every effort is taken to minimize patient downtime, but there is always a possibility for it which can last up to one week or more.


HOW LONG DOES KYBELLA® LAST?

When injected into fat under the chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic results, further treatment is not expected.