What is Kybella®?
Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
How is it unique?
Kybella® is the first-of-its-kind, nonsurgical option for the fullness under the chin.
PERMANENTLY destroys fat cells in the treated area.
Improves the chin profile.
Potential causes of submental fullness
- Weight gain
How does Kybella® work?
First, deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that helps break down fat in the body.
Secondly, the active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid.
Third, fat cells are broken down each time Kybella® is injected into the treatment area beneath the chin.
Fourth, over a period of time, those cells are cleared away through the natural processes of your body.
Lastly, you are left with a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
What to expect
You will come in for a consultation to discuss how many treatments may be necessary for optimal results (typically this is between 2-4, but varies).
Then you complete the necessary electronic forms.
Your provider applies a topical anesthetic and ice, and places a temporary tattoo over the area to mark treatment locations.
You injections are completed in an efficient manner to promote comfort and ice is reapplied.
We schedule your follow-up appointment.
Swelling is apparent after treatment and may continue for several weeks (this is the reason Kybella® is very popular in the winter months).
Ice is welcoming but a bag of frozen peas is best!
Each treatment is typically 6-8 weeks apart.
Learn more about Kybella® on their OFFICIAL SITE HERE.