Kybella® is the first FDA-approved injectable fat eliminating product to enter the aesthetic market. This innovative injectable allows patients with unwanted fullness under the chin to avoid surgery for a slimmer facial profile. With a healthy diet and lifestyle, patients can enjoy the results for years to come!
What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable that uses an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid to break down and destroy unwanted fat cells. It is the only FDA-approved injectable cosmetic intended for the elimination of excess fat on the chin and neck. Kybella is conveniently performed on an outpatient basis and involves minimal downtime. It is also perfect for those who have stubborn excess fat on the neck and chin area that hasn’t responded to diet and exercise.
What Does Kybella Treat?
Kybella is used to treat excess fat in the small area of the chin and neck to eliminate the appearance of a double chin. This injectable will only treat excess fat so it is important that a patient interested in this procedure are those who have good amount of skin elasticity left in that area. This is important because the procedure was created to address excess fat and not skin laxity. If fullness is caused by excess skin, Kybella will not be able to produce the desired results.
What Should I Expect from Treatment?
In most cases, Kybella is a series treatment. For most patients, it will be complete in 3-6 treatments depending on the size of the patient’s chin and neck. Treatments will be performed two months apart, and you can expect to see the full results a few weeks after the final treatment. Fat cells will continue to flush out over time and the results are long-lasting when patients maintain a healthy lifestyle.