In short, Kybella slays fat. Kybella™ is an FDA-approved injectable specifically created to treat – and eliminate – double chins. This treatment drastically improves the facial profile by permanently eliminating moderate to severe fullness under the chin. Kybella™ is a man-made version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring enzyme found in all of us, that helps break down and absorb fat.
Patients with consolidated fat deposits (AKA double chin) under the chin are great candidates for having Kybella. Because Kybella is not intended to remove the skin, patients who have a lot of loose and hanging skin (“turkey neck”) are not good candidates for this procedure.
Forever! Kybella permanently dissolves fat cells. Your results depend on the amount of excess fat you have under your chin. Some patients begin seeing results in as little as 3-4 weeks post-injection. Whereas other patients notice visible results 2-3 months after the injection.
Every patient varies, but most need 1-3 treatments to get their desired results. Injection appointments are spaced 1-2 months apart.
Kybella is minimally invasive and safe. There is no downtime required after Kybella, but you will experience serious swelling of the treated area for 1-3 days. Some patients may feel a slight burningsensation for a few days as the Kybella works to dissolve and melt fat cells. Feel the burn! We recommend avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and salty foods the day of and after your treatment since they may increase or prolong swelling. Also, icing the area helps to reduce the swelling.
Submental fat under the chin