FDA-approved Kybella is the only injectable on the market that can destroy fat cells under the chin, effectively eliminating the need to hide that double chin under a turtleneck or scarf. Kybella gets rid of fat under the chin, while preserving surrounding cells. This injectable is a major innovation in medically administered cosmetic enhancements. In the past, the only solution for eliminating an unwanted double chin was through surgery or liposuction, both of which are far riskier, more painful, involve extensive downtime, and more expensive.
Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, an enzyme naturally produced in the body to help absorb fat. When injected into the submental area of the face, Kybella destroys fat cells, which over the next three to four months are naturally eliminated from the body via the lymphatic system.
This in-office procedure is quick and simple. The injections are made into the submental area. Patients may receive up to 50 injections in a single treatment. This takes between 15 to 20 minutes. The injections may entail some discomfort but most do not find it painful. Afterward, there may be some slight pain and temporary swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treated area. This can be easily treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. Some patients achieve their desired results after just one or two treatments. However, most patients achieve optimum results with 4 to 6 treatments.
Yes. Once fat cells are destroyed they can not return or reproduce. So once you reach your desired aesthetic, no more follow-up treatments are required. If a patient gains weight after having Kybella treatment, fat will not accumulate under the chin, but rather somewhere else in the body. Kybella offers striking results, which is why it has become one of the most popular and best reviewed cosmetic treatments in its less than two years on the market.