Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a nonsurgical treatment for submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin.” Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells. According to an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) survey, 67% of respondents said they are bothered by the excess fat beneath their chin. Causes of this submental fullness can be from genetics, weight gain and aging. Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, the condition may not go away. Fortunately, Kybella can help.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybellla destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism. Once your injectable treatment sessions have been completed and the aesthetic effect is achieved, further treatment with Kybella is not expected!
You are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment. Prior to your treatment session, ice/cold packs or local anesthesia may be applied to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. After treatment, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes as needed.