Kybella® is an injectable treatment used to improve the appearance of fat beneath the chin (double chin) by physically destroying fat cells. The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat.
How does Kybella® Work?
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
Once the aesthetic response is achieved, further treatment is not expected. Typically two or three treatments are performed about 6 to 8 weeks apart.
Swelling and fluid in the area is to be expected for a week or so after injection.