What is Kybella?
Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a fat absorbing substance that is found in the body naturally. Kybella is used for people who are concerned with moderate to severe fat below the chin, otherwise know as “double chins”.
Until recently, surgery or liposuction was the best option for anyone looking to achieve the best results for a sharper, more youthful chiseled chin and jawline. Now there is an exciting new option, Kybella, which is the first injectable substance to dissolve the stubborn fat or “double chin” fat. Kybella is an alternative to liposuction or surgery to treat double-chin fat. When injected, it destroys fat cells under the chin, leaving the skin tighter and the jaw more contoured
How many treatments are needed?
Kybella is administered as an injection into the fat tissue in the chin. For best results, patients should expect about 2 – 3 treatments generally spaced out 6- 8 weeks apart.
The results with Kybella are noticeable at about 4 – 6 weeks and are permanent.
What are potential side effects?
The most common side effects from Kybella are bruising, swelling, pain and numbness around the injection sites.