What is Kybella?
KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
How does it work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the 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.
What to expect during treatment?
A numbing cream will be applied 5 to 15 minutes prior to treatment. 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.
What are the side effects?
After treatment you may have some swelling, bruising, numbness, pain, or redness under your chin. Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.
How many treatment sessions will you need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. We help you to determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Kybella treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments.
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