Kybella is the only FDA approved non-surgical, permanent treatment for submental fullness, commonly called double chin. Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps breakdown fat. With Kybella treatment, the fat cells destroyed forever. This results in a noticeable reduction in the fullness under the chin. Several treatments will be needed. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Kybella can also be used for other fat pockets, such a bra bulge, knee fat, buttocks and inner thighs.
What to expect:
Kybella treatments consist of multiple small injections. The exact number and amount will depend on the size fat pad you have and your desired result. Bruising, swelling and numbness are common side effects. You will be given ice at the end of your appointment. Swelling will be the most pronounced for the next few days, and some minor swelling may be visible for the next 2 weeks. You will notice a reduction in fullness tightening of the skin during the next 4 weeks or so. Appointment time is 45 minutes.