Kybella is a FDA approved treatment for submental fullness, which refers to the fat below the chin.
This fat deposit can develop as a result of weight gain, genetics, or aging – sometimes a combination of the three.
This treatment is a non-surgical method to remove the fat below the chin and improve your chin profile. This medication consists of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
This prescription treatment can only be administered by a Kybella-trained healthcare specialist, consisting of multiple small injections under the chin. Treatment is typically completed in just 15-20 minutes.
As everyone’s chin profile and desired results vary, treatment is dependent on the patient and is determined by the healthcare specialist during the consultation.
As fluid is being injected into the chin, there is some swelling and soreness that is associated. Occasionally redness and bruising may occur. These symptoms improve quickly.
Results from the treatment are most visible between 4-8 weeks after your procedure as the fat is broken down. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are no longer able to store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.