Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to get rid of submental fat (or fat below the chin). Submental fat, otherwise known as a “double chin”, is fullness underneath the jawline that detracts from the overall definition and contours of your face. It could be something you have been dealing with as you age due to genetics, or an issue that appeared if you gained weight. Before the launch of Kybella, the only option for correcting a double chin was liposuction. After a comfortable and safe 20 minute non-surgical procedure, one treatment of Kybella works to destroy the fat cells beneath your chin.
Kybella is a deoxycholic acid based formula, a molecule found in the body that helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. After just one session, patients start to notice a visible reduction of fullness beneath the chin area and a more defined jawline. Once Kybella dissolves the fat cells, these cells are no longer able to store or accumulate fat, so no additional treatments are necessary once you achieve your desired results.
This procedure works best on patients who answer yes to any of the following questions:
Your aesthetics expert will meet with you to assess your chin profile and discuss your specific goals. They will create a customized treatment plan designed for you and your level of submental fullness. Each treatment session will consist of several small injections underneath your chin. The number of treatments required will depend on the amount of submental fat you have and your desired results. Kybella is called a “lunchtime” procedure because the treatment can be completed in just 20 minutes and there is very little downtime. Your aesthetics expert will apply a topical lidocaine numbing solution if needed, so the treatment is very comfortable. After receiving their first round of Kybella injections, patients sometimes have tenderness and swelling, which usually goes away 1-2 days after treatment. These typically are the most noticeable after the first session. Kybella sessions are spaced 1 month apart, and you may receive up to 6 treatments. However, most of our patients experience a noticeable difference and are extremely satisfied after 2 to 4 Kybella treatments. In clinical studies on Kybella, 59% of patients received the full 6 treatments. Since Kybella destroys the fat cells under your chin, the results are permanent. This means that as soon as your aesthetics goals have been reached, you do not need further treatment.