What is Kybella?


Saggy skin and excess fat are problems that in most cases can’t be corrected by dieting or exercising.

As a result, many people suffer from having a double chin that can make them look older than they really are.

One of the latest treatments that help fight those awful double chins is Kybella.

Facts about Kybella

  • First FDA approved non-surgical injection for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness
  • Approved by the FDA on April 29, 2015 and launched on June 19, 2015

What is it?

  • Prescription medicine to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (double chin)
  • The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid
  • It’s a non-human, non-animal molecule that occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat
  • The injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat

Area of treatment

  • Chin

Kybella has been approved by the FDA to be applied only on the chin


How does it work?

  • Kybella is injected into the fat beneath the skin, resulting in eliminating fat cells
  • Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat
  • Should not be injected into or in close proximity to the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve

How is Kybella applied?

  • An examination of the area under and around your chin is performed to determine if the treatment is right for you
  • Multiple small injections will be applied under your chin at each treatment session
  • Process takes from 15 to 20 minutes
  • The number of injections will depend on the amount of fat under your chin
  • The number of sessions varies from person to person as well
  • Each treatment is given at least 1 month apart
  • Maximum number of treatments to receive are 6

Recovery and Possible Side Effects

Most common side effects occur in the treatment area and include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Areas of hardness



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