What is Kybella®
Kybella® is the first and only FDA-Approved injectable to improve the appearance of fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.
Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA approved non-surgical treatment to improve the appearance of sub mental fullness that many are plagued by. Kybella® is a non-human, non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, and is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat.
How does it work?
When injected into the fatty tissue beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys the fat cells taking away their ability to store or accumulate fat.
This treatment is not for patients with loose skin. The ideal patient has firm skin expanded by excess fat under the chin. The most commonly reported side effects include; swelling, bruising, redness, numbness, and firmness. These side effects usually subside within a few days but can last a couple of weeks. Currently, it is only FDA approved for use under the chin. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, 68 percent of people said they are bothered by their double chin. No matter how much exercise or diet, the condition may not go away, making you look older and heavier than you actually are.
Kybella® treatments result in very high satisfaction rates. Over 79% of patients report satisfaction with their improved face and neck contours. In addition, individuals noted improvement in the visual and emotional impact of this fat removal. If you have ever been similarly concerned about an unwanted double chin, contact our office to schedule a free consultation to see if Kybella is an option for you!