Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for double chin or chin fat removal, thereby improving your profile.
Kybella works by killing fat cells with a synthetic form of an acid found in our gastrointestinal tract. It’s optimal for targeting fat cells in small areas, such as the chin. Keep in mind that most patients need up to six Kybella treatments, six to eight weeks apart. So you may not start seeing the results you want for several months.
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®destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Used to treat double chins – when injected into chin fat,Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
Before starting treatment, your healthcare specialist will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if Kybella® is right for you.
During your appointment, your doctor will draw some lines on the injection site as a guide. Depending on how much chin fullness you have, you may get anywhere from 20–50 small, quick injections in the area.
Most patients report a slight burning sensation after each injection that can last a few minutes. Please consult with your dermatologist, if you have a low pain tolerance or have any concerns.
Right after your appointment, you should be able to drive home or go to work the same day but may want to avoid strenuous activity for a few days until any swelling subsides.
Once fat cells are destroyed, they’re gone and won’t be replaced. Should you gain additional weight however, the existing surrounding fat cells will expand and you will require additional treatments.
You should start seeing visible results 5-6 weeks after treatment.