Kybella is an injection used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat) also known as the”double chin”. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the fat beneath the chin by permanently destroying fat cells.
Sometimes even with diet and exercise the unwanted fullness under the chin may never go away and it could make you feel heavier and older than you really are. Why is this unwanted fat so hard to get rid of? Submental fat isn’t always due to weight gain, men and women both suffer from fat beneath the chin and in some cases can be caused by aging or genetics. Fortunately, Kybella can help.
When Kybella is injected into the fat beneath your chin it destroys fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed they cannot store or accumulate fat cells anymore. Kybella contains a natural molecule that we already have in our bodies called Deoxycholic Acid. This helps in the aid of breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once the Kybella is injected you may start seeing results 2-4 months after treatment. This gives your body time to eliminate fat through your own body’s metabolism.
During your initial consultation with your provider they will go over side effects and risks along with the number of treatments you will need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat. Up to 6 treatments may be given and spaced no less than at least 2 month apart from each other.
Getting treated with Kybella is an in-office visit and only takes about 30 minutes of your time. Your provider will give you a series of injections under your chin at each treatment session. For most client’s downtime is minimal and you may resume back to daily activities. After the treatment you are likely to have swelling so keep in mind work and social commitments.