Kybella is FDA approved for the safe and effective treatment of excess fat under the chin. The main component of Kybella is a non-human/non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that naturally occurs in your body to help absorb and break down dietary fat. When injected directly into moderate to severe pockets of fat cells under your chin, Kybella effectively destroys the cells and prevents them from storing or accumulating fat in the future. To avoid damaging surrounding tissue, it’s critical that you choose an experienced, trained injector for your treatment.
With Kybella, patients can see dramatic results after just a few short treatments—without a long recovery period, discomfort, or obvious side effects. In studies, Kybella has shown high patient satisfaction rates: almost 80% of patients were thrilled with the improved appearance of their face and chin and reported an improvement in confidence!
What is Kybella?
Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring compound in our bodies whose job is to dissolve fat. Kybella is the FIRST AND ONLY FDA-APPROVED injectable drug to reduce submental fullness. That’s a long way of saying that Kybella is a nonsurgical way to treat a double-chin.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella works by dissolving the fat cells in the treatment area. The fatty contents are processed through your body like any other fat.
What is the Kybella treatment like?
Kybella is in injectable treatment, meaning a tiny needle is used to place Kybella exactly where it’s needed. Once you have your consultation, and you and your provider agree that Kybella is an appropriate option for you, they will mark the treatment area with a skin pencil. Then she will numb the area with ice. The next step is having the temporary tattoo grid applied to the treatment area. This is just like a child’s tattoo and is easily removed. Finally, they will use a tiny needle to inject the Kybella into specific points in the treatment area. The tattoo is then washed off, and you are ready to go about your day.
What can I expect after my Kybella treatment?
Most people will have swelling, redness, numbness, and tenderness to touch for a few days after their Kybella treatment. You can also expect to feel some firmness in the treatment area. Each additional treatment tends to have less swelling, redness, and tenderness. You will start to see results in about 3-4 weeks.
How many Kybella treatments will I need?
Most people will need 2-4 Kybella treatments to get to full correction. Treatments are spaced at least 4 weeks apart.
Can I use Kybella in other areas of my body?
At this time, Kybella is only FDA-approved for double-chins.