The dreaded “double chin.” No matter what your age, this unfortunate event can happen. Thankfully, we live in an age where Kybella was created. Kybella is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not usually needed once you reach your desired aesthetic goal. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.