Kybella™ is the first and only FDA approved prescription injection as well as nonsurgical treatment that is used to improve the appearance or profile of moderate and severe fat under the chin, commonly known as “double chin”.
How does it work?
The active ingredient in Kybella™ is synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat.
When injected below the chin, Kybella™ causes the destruction of the fat cells and those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
Is Kybella™ right for me?
Only a consultation with one of our providers can determine if Kybella™ is right for you. If you are bothered by the excess fat under your chin, contact us to determine if Kybella™ is the right treatment for you.
What can I expect during my appointment?
You and the doctor will customize your treatment plan, based on your desired results. You will receive a series of injections, which are spaced a month apart. Most of our patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile after two to four treatment sessions but some patients may require up to six treatments.
Are there any side effects?
The safety profile of Kybella™ is well known. However, the most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness and redness.
How many treatments will I need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Many of our patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile after two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. We administer up to six treatments per patient.
How long will the results last?
After destroying the cells that accumulate fat under the chin with Kybella™, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment is not expected.