What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA approved injectable that permanently dissolves submental (that’s a fancy way to say “under the chin”) fat, resulting in a sharper and more defined jawline. You can blame genetics, aging (thanks, gravity) and weight loss for your double chin, but Kybella can come to your rescue by specifically targeting extra submental fat, sculpting your jawline and improving your profile!
Kybella’s active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is a lab-created version of acid that naturally occurs in the body to aid digestion and fat absorption in the intestine. Kybella injections actually destroy fat cells, eliminating their ability to store or accumulate fat, providing a permanent fix to your double chin.
While Kybella is only FDA approved to treat submental fat, it is also effective on other stubborn areas such as bra fat — the “armpit bulge” between your arm and bra and the skin surrounding your bra strap. Kybella also attacks postpartum belly fat and extra skin on your upper arms, above your knee, on your outer thighs and between your legs and buttocks.
Kybella is most effective for patients who are a healthy body weight, but who have stubborn pockets of fat.
Typical Kybella Treatment
To prep for Kybella, avoid vigorous exercise, saunas and hot tubs 48 hours before and after your appointment.
Treatment sessions are typically under 30 minutes, and involve multiple small injections (depending upon the amount of fat cells) in the treatment area.
Our patients tell us that the injections sting and burn a little, but are comparable to Botox injections.