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What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is an injectable, FDA approved medication that is used to destroy fat cells, typically in the chin and neck areas, although it has been used in other parts of the body. Kybella® is most commonly used to treat what most people perceive as a ‘double chin.’ The active ingredient in Kybella® is Deoxycholic acid which is a natural occurring molecule in our bodies that aids in the absorption of fat. When injected into areas that have fat, such as the neck, fat cells are destroyed, resulting in a more contoured appearance under the chin.
How does Kybella® Work?
Each treatment begins with a thorough assessment of the target area(s) to be treated. Numbing cream is applied for 20 minutes to reduce any discomfort at the injection site. The injection process takes about 15 minutes with the number of injections varying based on the size of the area. Our medical staff will help determine how many treatment sessions you will need based on the amount and distribution of your fat cells. Kybella® treatments are given at least one month apart and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. After each treatment you may experience some swelling, bruising and numbness in and around the treatment area up to 7 days after your treatment. Results are typically seen within 4-6 weeks after each treatment.
Is Kybella® right for me?
Your initial consultation with one of our Medical Providers is most essential to learning if Kybella® is the right treatment for you. However, Kybella® may be right for you if:
- You are bothered by fat under your chin , also known as submental fullness.
- You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are.
- You don’t want to have surgery.
- You eat well and exercise, but sub-mental fullness does not go away.