HOW KYBELLA® WORKS
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that’s used specific to break down and absorb fat cells around the chin area. The active ingredient in Kybella® is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule in the body called deoxycholic acid. When injected into areas of unwanted fat, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells resulting in a noticeable reduction in the fullness under the chin or what’s commonly known as “double chin”.
HOW IS KYBELLA® ADMINISTERED?
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.
HOW MANY KYBELLA® TREATMENT SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. We will help 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. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
There is some swelling in the first 2-3 days after receiving Kybella® treatments and is typically completely resolved in a week. After day 3, most swelling should no longer be noticeable. During the month between treatments, you may feel some firmness under the skin of the treated area.