Kybella is a non-surgical, non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment that can minimize or eliminate a double chin. This new injectable helps to define the appearance of your jawline for a slimmer look and improved confidence about your facial appearance. A Kybella treatment takes only an hour and can result in slimming the bulging fat areas under your chin, resulting in a taut, firm neck.
What is Kybella made from?
Kybella is comprised of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in all humans that helps to break down dietary fat and re-absorb it into the body. However, the substance in Kybella is non-human and non-animal derived for a high level of control and standardization. It is safely excreted from the body after your treatment and only affects the targeted area – under-chin fat deposits.
What is Kybella used for?
Kybella is injected under the skin below the chin to help dissolve fat and improve the appearance of the contour of the neck and jaw. Unlike traditional cosmetic procedures for this issue, no surgery, liposuction or lifting is necessary with this quick procedure. It is a swift, simple treatment, similar to the use of Botox or fillers like Restylane or Juvederm.
Is Kybella a good choice for me?
If you have consolidated fat deposits with fullness under the chin, you are a good candidate for Kybella. This treatment doesn’t address sagging or loose skin by itself, although it does help skin in the area to tighten after fat is removed. You will receive a screening before the procedure to make sure that Kybella is the right choice to improve the profile and contour of your neck and jaw.
After Kybella, the neck skin tends to lift and tighten as it heals; this means that you won’t have to worry about sagging skin in the area after the fat deposits have dissolved.
When you come in for your Kybella appointment, you will receive a treatment recommendation, including the number of treatments needed to best achieve your desired appearance and profile.
How does the procedure work?
When a patient comes in for a Kybella treatment, they will receive multiple expertly placed injections in a single procedure. We usually recommend about three to four total treatment sessions, each spaced one month apart, for the best results. In general, patients notice improved tightness and contouring as the treatment continues. Each in-office treatment is scheduled for only one hour and can easily fit in as part of your day.
Kybella permanently dissolves fat. It is not a temporary procedure that needs to be repeated down the line; instead, it is a permanent solution to a double chin. There is no surgery involved, no incisions and no stitches.
How long do I need to wait for results?
Results for each patient depend on the profile of their neck and the amount of excess fat under the chin. Kybella needs time to work for optimal results, and most people begin to see results three to four weeks following their injections. As the series of Kybella treatments progresses, results are increasingly visible.
What is the recovery period like?
Like other injectables, people who try Kybella may experience some discomfort immediately following the injections. This tends to resolve quickly. Patients may also have swelling in the area, but this is a normal part of the healing process and Kybella’s active functioning.
What about the safety and effectiveness of Kybella?
Kybella’s safety and effectiveness were firmly established in multiple large studies involving over 1,000 patients. Those who received Kybella saw more frequent reductions in fat and an improvement in the appearance of the jawline. In fact, 79 percent of people treated with Kybella were satisfied with the appearance of their chin and neck following the procedure. Patients reported feeling younger and happier and shedding feelings of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment that is proven to work safely.
There could be rare side effects from Kybella, including a nerve injury in the jaw that could cause difficulty swallowing or muscle weakness. However, the more common side effects are generally temporary and include swelling, bruising, numbness, redness or pain in the injection site. Only small amounts of fat are dissolved with this treatment, directly where the injections are applied; you don’t need to worry that Kybella will affect other areas of your body.
*Results and patient experience may vary.