How Kybella® Works
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
What to expect from Kybella®
Before starting treatment, the provider will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. Then, your provider will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
How is Kybella® Administred?
Treatment can only be administered by one of our KYBELLA®-trained providers. 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. Your provider 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
Will I need time to recover?
After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin for about 1-2 weeks, and you will start noticing your results within the following 2 weeks.