What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is deoxycholic acid injection used to treat moderate fat in the submental area, also known as the “double chin.” We call this “double chin” submental fullness. The best candidates for this injection have mild to moderate submental fullness and good skin tone.
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Several injections are required to gradually reduce the appearance of fat below the chin. Once the fat cells are destroyed by Kybella®, it will not come back. The destruction of fat cells by Kybella® is considered permanent. The facial profile is enhanced by the loss of your “double chin”
What is expected in Kybella® Treatment?
The submental area is identified and marked. Topical anesthetic is applied to the skin. A series of tiny injections are introduced to the submental area. Some transient swelling and stinging is expected. Gradual diminishment of the fat occurs over4-8 weeks. Most patients need 2-4 treatments spaced about 2 months apart.