What is Kybella®?
Kybella® (Deoxycholic acid) is a bile acid that is used to erase fat under the chin area. The active ingredient in Kybella® mimics a molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats. Kybella destroys fat cells, making the area of injection noticeably slimmer. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment under the chin to improve your profile.
What to Expect
Kybella® is a non-surgical injection procedure that is used to reduce the excess fat underneath the chin, which is also known as submental fullness. The process takes about 15-20 minutes per session. It’s important to talk with your healthcare provider and ensure that you are a good candidate for Kybella treatment. Going over any past cosmetic procedures and determining if you have any swallowing or bleeding problems is important. With this treatment, you may have some bruising and numbness under your chin. The overall recovery time is about one month.
As a non-surgical procedure, the preparation for Kybella® is very little. It’s advised to schedule the procedure before any planned major events. Before the treatment, washing your face properly will help reduce infection risk. Also, avoiding ibuprofen and acetaminophen will help prevent post-treatment bruising.
Frequently Asked Questions
The great aspect of Kybella® treatment is that there is no downtime needed. As soon as the treatment ends, you can go back to your regular routine. Just inform us if you are currently taking an anticoagulant.
You will be administered Kybella in several injection sites under your chin, and the process will need to be repeated one to three months later. The number of sessions that will be required for the treated area will depend on what our doctor advises. The average amount of sessions that a patient gets is usually around four sessions.
On average, you may start to slowly see results around four to six weeks after your first treatment. Around 12 weeks to your second session of treatment, you will see visible results. Maximum results can be seen after six months of treatment and are long-lasting.