Kybella

 
 Photo Credit:  Allergan, Plc

Photo Credit:  Allergan, Plc

 
 

About Kybella:

Kybella is the first, and only, FDA approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness (double chin).  The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. When injected into the subcutaneous fat under the chin, Kybella causes destruction of fat cells that is permanent.  Once the fat cells are destroyed, the fat is cleared from the area through the body's natural metabolic mechanisms. 

Number of Treatments:

The number of treatments will be determined based on the amount of fat, and personal treatment goals, but ranges from 2-6 treatments. Most patients require 2.  Treatments are spaced 4 weeks apart and results are permanent. 

Appointment Time (may vary):

The procedure takes around 30 minutes

Downtime:

None.  Patients may note some redness and bruising at the injection sites after the treatment. 

Ideal Candidate:

Patients who are unhappy with their submental region / double chin that is due to increased fat in the region.