What is Kybella?
Kybella is a nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness (also called a “double chin”).
How does Kybella work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients treated with Kybella experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve results. Each treatment session takes about 15-20 minutes. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with Kybella again.
Will I experience any side effects?
As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with Kybella. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. In clinical trials, the incidence and severity of most side effects decreased with subsequent Kybella treatments.