What Are Kybella Injections?
Kybella is an injectable treatment used to help decrease the look of a double chin and improve your profile. It is the only FDA-approved injectable that kills fat cells under the chin. Kybella is an excellent option for patients who are self-conscious about the fat under their chin. Depending on the amount of fat you have, you may require up to 6 treatments spaced out at least a month apart.
Kybella is a non-invasive alternative to surgery. The active ingredient deoxycholic acid helps break down and absorb dietary fat. Once injected underneath the chin, it destroys fat cells and reduces the look of fullness in the treated area. Once you reach your desired aesthetic goal, you’ll never need another treatment. The destroyed cells can no longer accumulate or store fat.
Kybella is only administered by a healthcare specialist that is trained in Kybella injections. Your specialist will make multiple injections under your chin depending on the amount of fat that needs to be destroyed. The procedure takes only 15 to 20 minutes.
After a Kybella injection, you may experience usual symptoms including bruising, numbness, or swelling underneath the chin. It takes a few weeks to see results as the fat needs time to dissolve. There is virtually no downtime, and you can return to your normal activities immediately.