As the leading non-surgical treatment for getting rid of double chin fat or sub-mental fullness, Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. Kybella is the only FDA approved permanent fat dissolving injectable treatment. This treatment is approved for moderate to severe sub-mental fullness, or “double chin”. Patients seek this treatment as a way to remove the appearance of double chin fat and define the jaw line.
How does Kybella work?
We are born with a certain amount of fat cells and that’s that. This number of cells does not change throughout our life span. What does change is the size of the cells that we do have, they grow or shrink depending on how much stored energy your body makes. Once these cells are treated with Kybella, they shrink and can no longer store energy, meaning they can no longer grow to give the appearance of fullness.
What is Kybella used for?
Treatment areas often include the “double chin” and jowls, the lower area of the cheek by the chin that droops over or below our jawline. Kybella may be for you if:
You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as sub-mental fullness
You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
You don’t want to have surgery
You eat well and exercise, but sub-mental fullness does not go away
What to expect at your Kybella Appointment:
First and foremost, you can expect a full assessment by your experienced Nurse Injector or treatment provider to determine whether or not you are a candidate.
Each Kybella treatment consists of multiple small injections to the target area with Deoxycholic Acid. The number of injections depends on the amount of fat targeted and your goal. This typically takes about 20 minutes.
Everyone's cells respond a bit differently to Kybella treatments. We won’t know exactly how many treatments you will need until after you’ve received them. This is why it is so vital to work closely with a provider you trust. Once your goal is met or we’ve hit 6 treatments, we stop!
A minimum of 4 weeks is required between your treatments.
Bruising and swelling under your chin and around the injection sites is normal during the healing process.
Results almost always require multiple treatments, some require up to 6, but 2-4 treatments is typical. Once you reach your desired goal, treatments stop!
What are the potential side effects of Kybella?
Injection site bruising and swelling anywhere from 3-27 days, severity varies with each patient.
Alopecia at the injection site
Kybella is not for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, those who plan to have or have had surgery around the injection areas, those with current swallowing issues, and those who have bleeding/clotting disorders.
Say goodbye to that stubborn double chin!!! Forever.