Almost anyone can develop sagging and fat development around the neckline, leading to a double chin. Kybella® is the first treatment approved to help.
Kybella® is the only treatment approved to remove fat from the submental (under the chin) area and lessen the appearance of a double chin. With this therapy, you can see a dramatic improvement from a quick, noninvasive procedure.
Kybella® contains a form of deoxycholic acid, which targets and kills fat cells in the submental area. The body naturally removes these fat cells, leaving the area with a slimmer and more contoured appearance
Treatment with Kybella® is much less invasive than other procedures for double chin removal. Options were once limited to surgical procedures or liposuction. Kybella® is safe, requires no anesthesia, and can be completed in only about fifteen minutes per session.
Results of the treatment become more visible as the body removes fat cells, so instead of a sudden change, you will see a steady improvement in your double chin over time.
You will receive injections of Kybella® with a very fine needle. The number of injections depends on the amount of fat to be removed. Using topical numbing if necessary, your provider can make the process as pain-free as possible. The injections will be placed in the areas your provider has determined in planning your treatment.
Treatment usually takes 15 to 20 minutes. You will not see immediate results afterward, but you can rest assured that your double chin removal has already begun. You will not be able to feel Kybella® doing its work on your fat cells, but you will begin to see more results as the body clears the dead cells away.
You will most likely need between two and six treatments to see your desired results. With each treatment, the fat in the double chin will continue to die and be removed by the body, leaving the area smoother and more defined day by day.
Treatments should be spaced a month apart, so seeing your full results may take several months. Improvements will begin following the first treatment and will become more noticeable after a few weeks. The fat cells that Kybella® removes do not come back. Once treatment has given you the look you want, you should not need to have maintenance treatments. Results can change if your weight changes significantly.
Because Kybella® is noninvasive, most people are good candidates. The treatment is well-tolerated by most people and side effects are usually minimal or nonexistent.
If you have an infection or irritation in the treatment area, your provider may treat that before going ahead with your Kybella® treatment.
You can resume normal activities with Kybella® with no downtime. You may experience some soreness, redness, or swelling. Any side effects should go away in a short time.