Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable and non-surgical treatment that improves a double chin appearance by destroying the fat cells. Submental fullness or a double chin is a common facial aesthetic condition that affects men and women.
About 70% of people say they are bothered by a double chin and are looking for a safe and effective way to treat this condition. No matter how much diet and exercise you do, a double chin won’t go away. Now there is Kybella.
Kybella is a human-made form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring material that helps the body absorb fat. Treatment with Kybella is fast, requires little downtime, and destroys fat cells permanently.
Kybella is a given in a series of injections, and once your double chin is gone, re-treatment is not needed. Most patients receive between two and six treatments or once a month. You might see improvement in your chin shape after only one treatment, but results do vary from patient to patient.
Kybella destroys the membranes of the cells that store fat. Once these cells are gone, they no longer store fat. The body’s natural healing and elimination processes take over. In about four to six weeks, your fat deposits are dramatically reduced or eliminated.
In clinical trials used by the FDA, even those patients who gained weight after Kybella treatment did not see their fatty areas return.
Most people receive Kybella injections without any problems but talk to your provider or Kybella consultant on whether you would be a good candidate. Kybella treatment may not be best for you if you have a hard time swallowing, have a medical problem near the chin area, or are pregnant or nursing.
Kybella can only be used by adults 18 and over. You will need to follow post-treatment recommendations to get the full effect of Kybella.