Kybella® is a deoxycholic acid injection used to diminish the appearance of submental fat, also known as a double chin. Both men and women can be effected by submental fullness, which can occur due to weight gain, genetics, and aging. Kybella® is a great non-surgical option for a slimmer chin profile.
How Does Kybella® Work?
Deoxycholic acid is the active ingredient in Kybella®. This molecule naturally occurs in the body, and aids in the absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the treatment area, Kybella® destroys fat cells. These fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so many individuals have only one session. Others with larger fat deposits will need additional sessions. The best way to determine the amount of sessions needed would be to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Am I a Candidate for Kybella®?
Good candidates for Kybella® are those who are unhappy or self-conscious with their double chin, and follow a healthy lifestyle but are unable to eliminate submental fullness. Also, those that do not wish to undergo invasive surgery can often benefit from this treatment.
What Can I Expect During my Kybella® Appointment?
Before your treatment, Dr. Johnston will examine your submental fullness to determine if Kybella® is right for you. Kybella® is administered in multiple small injections under the chin. This injection process takes around 15-20 mins. The total number of injections administered will depend on the amount of submental fullness you possess, and your desired profile.
How Long Does Kybella® Last?
Because Kybella® destroys fat cells, no more than one series of treatments should be needed for long-lasting results.
There is little to no downtime associated with Kybella®. After treatment, patients may experience swelling, bruising or numbness in the treatment area, which should dissipate with time.