What is Kybella?
Are you bothered with excess fat under the chin, also called a double chin or submental fat? This excess fat is not always caused by weight gain and can be the result of genetics or aging. Kybella is an injectable treatment formulated to eliminate excess fat under the chin. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which works by breaking down submental fat cells. Once these cells are destroyed, they are naturally eliminated from the body and cannot regenerate.
Who is a Candidate for Kybella?
Ideal candidates for Kybella will be healthy adults 18 years or older who wish to eliminate excess fat under their chin. This is a great nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have a bleeding disorder, or have an infection in the treatment area should not undergo this treatment. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment to learn if this treatment is right for you.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
During Kybella treatment, the skin will be cleansed and then the areas to be injected will be marked. A topical numbing cream may be applied to ensure your comfort. The Kybella will then be injected into multiple areas under the chin, which usually takes 15-20 minutes. The exact number of injections received will depend on the amount of fat present under your chin.
Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treatment area after injection. There is no downtime needed, so you can return to your regular daily activities as soon as you wish. You can expect to see results within 4-6 weeks of your first treatment, with continued improvement after every appointment that follows.