Kybella is a non-surgical treatment that is approved by the FDA for reducing the appearance of submental fullness, also known as the double chin. This injectable contains deoxycholic acid — a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat. Apart from its fat-reducing characteristics, it can also prevent future formation of fat in the treated area. After a Kybella treatment, patients can expect a significant reduction in the fullness of their chin plus a more sculpted contour of the jawline and upper neck.* In some cases, Kybella is performed with CoolSculpting to get rid of stubborn fat in the chin area.*
In a nutshell, Kybella contains deoxycholic acid — a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat. After receiving precise injections in the area underneath the chin, Kybella breaks down fat cells which in turn prevents future fat storage. A more youthful and aesthetically pleasing contour of the chin and neck follows after an injection because of the significant reduction of the submental area.* Results are permanent and similar procedures in the future are not necessary.
During your treatment, your doctor with carefully assess the target area and meticulously mark out the area to be treated with injections. Afterwards, numbing cream will be applied to make the procedure more comfortable and tolerable. Often, it takes several tiny injections of Kybella into the fatty tissues underneath the chin. The whole procedure only takes minutes. Cold compresses can help alleviate swollen areas after the injection.
Needs may differ from one individual to another and the number of injections required typically depends on the extent of submental fullness. In a nutshell, it takes 3 to 5 treatment sessions to accomplish desired, long-lasting outcomes. It is worth noting that patients will not see obvious improvements after one treatment alone. Therefore, it’s important to adhere to the recommended number of treatment sessions that are administered for about 6 weeks apart.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.