Kybella is the first and only injectable product proven to reduce fat under the chin. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected 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 expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
During each treatment, you can expect to receive a series of small injections under the chin. Since everyone’s profile is different, treatment will vary from patient to patient. Most patients will require multiple treatments, at least 1 month apart. The procedure is relatively painless and requires little to no downtime. It is not uncommon to experience bruising, swelling, numbness and hardening at the injection site but that typically subsides after 5-7 days.