Kybella is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA approved injectable used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin also called double chin. Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is injected into the fat beneath chin permanently destroys fat cells. Your body’s natural metabolism the processes the fat cleared from the treatment area. Once the fat cells are gone, you’re left with a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. It’s naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat.
What is a treatment like?
Kybella will be injected into the fat below the chin with minimal discomfort as numbing anesthetic is used Kybellea then destroys fat cells and once these cells are destroyed these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
When will I see results?
Most Patients see results in 2-4 Kybella treatments. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions spaced at least 1 month apart and once the fat cells are destroyed they do not return.
What are the possible side effects?
Side effects can include trouble swallowing and nerve injury that can cause temporarily cause an uneven smile but the most common side effects are swelling, bruising, redness and hardness around the treatment area.