Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for unwanted fat under the chin. It permanently destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile – whether you have a small amount of chin fullness or more.
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in the body and aids in breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments required to reach a desired result varies from patient to patient. Most patients require 4-6 treatments. Each treatment session is given at least 1 month apart. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
Afterwards, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. This can last 1-2 weeks.
If Kybella is something you are interested in, please call our office to schedule a consultation with our providers so you can discuss whether this would be a good treatment for you.