Kybella is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is also the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
Kybella is the first treatment of it's kind and is the only FDA-approved injectable used to treat fat cells under your chin, also known as submental fullness. Submental fullness can be caused by weight gain, genetics and aging. In many instances, you do not have to be overweight to have a double chin. For others, despite how much they exercise or diet, the double chin will not go away. Kybella is perfect for enhancing your profile; many men and women alike enjoy using the injections as it's non-invasive and there isn't any down time post appointment.
The Kybella works by destroying the fat cells in the double chin, and is a synthetic deoxycholic acid. The deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule already present in the body, and aids in the break down of fat. Once the Kybella is introduced to the chin area, the cells can no longer store fat, so additional treatment is not needed once the desired look is reached. During the appointment, which can last between 15-20 minutes, there are multiple small injections placed into the double chin. Since profiles vary from person to person, your physician will have a consultation appointment with you to review your profile, amount of submental fullness, and your desired overall profile. Each treatment is given one month apart, not to exceed six treatments total. Furthermore, the physician will create a tailored treatment plan based on your personal profile, resulting in the best results possible.