Kybella® is a FDA-approved injectable that can help improve the appearance of moderate to severe fullness of the submental fat (“double chin”).
How Kybella® works Kybella® is composed of a naturally occurring molecule in the body called deoxycholic acid. This molecule causes the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The fat slowly melts away and is flushed from the body. As the cell is flushed, the cells surrounding the treated area begin to promote collagen production, thereby helping to tighten and firm the skin for a beautiful result.
How many treatments of Kybella® do I need? Each patient and situation is different but typically we recommend 2-3 treatments, sometimes up to 6 for more severe fullness.
What happens during and after a Kybella® treatment? After our provider examines you and determines if you’re a good candidate for Kybella® , we will cleanse the skin and apply a small dotted grid to mark the injection area under the chin. Some patients might feel a slight burning sensation, but it is temporary. The entire process will likely take less than an hour. Patients can experience bruising and soreness immediately after the treatment for a few days post injection.
How long will my results last? Kybella® will eliminate a lot of your fat cells under your chin but you still have to maintaining a healthy weight to keep remaining fat cells in the area from expanding. As always we recommend a healthy exercise and diet regime to make your results last longer.