Kybella™ is the first injectable, non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA to treat fat under the chin. Fat in the “double chin” area tends to be resistant to diet and exercise, and it can make even thin, fit people appear to be heavy. Prior to Kybella, surgery was the only treatment option to address this issue.
Kybella is made from Deoxycholic Acid, a naturally occurring substance that the body employs to absorb unwanted fat cells. Kybella destroys the fat cells and as the cells are dissolved, they are absorbed and eliminated by the body, leaving a sculpted, contoured chin.
The treatment consists of small injections to the area; the procedure takes about 20 minutes and you can resume your normal activities right away. Mild redness and swelling may occur after Kybella has been administered and will diminish in 24 to 48 hours. Temporary minor bruising may also occur, and should resolve 1 week to 10 days.
Results can be achieved in as little as 1 to 2 sessions; some people may require more. After your desired results have been achieved, no further maintenance is needed.