What is Kybella?

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that can eliminate fat under the chin to reduce the appearance of a double chin.

This is possible due to the main ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is something that is naturally found in the body, and helps the body break down and absorb fat. When injected into the area under the chin, the Kybella formula breaks down fat to produce a more contoured facial profile. As a result, patients can enhance their jawline and overall appearance.

What is the Kybella Treatment Like?

The Kybella treatment is quite tolerable, but we often apply a topical anesthetic to the skin before administering injections.

During the injection process, we will make multiple injections into and around the area under the chin. The exact number of injections will depend on your specific treatment plan. The injection process takes only a few minutes, which means that the full Kybella treatment can be performed in under 30 minutes.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Kybella?

The results from Kybella will gradually become visible as deoxycholic acid takes effect in the body. Most patients notice results within a month of treatment, although most patients need a series of two to three treatments to achieve optimal results. However, the results from Kybella are permanent, given that fat cells are eliminated from the chin area.

What is Recovery Like Following Kybella?

There is practically no downtime after the Kybella treatment, but you may notice some minor swelling or redness around the treatment area. These effects typically fade within a few days. Still, you should be able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after your appointment.