How Does Kybella Work?

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Kybella® is US FDA approved injectable used for getting rid of the double chin. It is a synthetic substance that works like the body’s indigenous fat destroying substances. It is a prescription medication suitable for anyone above the age 18 and is very effective in reduction of moderate to severe fat and improving your jawline.

How Does It Work?

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 it’s 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 expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

Kybella® can only be administered by a trained specialist. 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. Most people show dramatic improvement after a maximum of four sessions. Each session occurs 4-6 weeks apart depending on your individual needs.

After Receiving Treatment

You will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. However, if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, have difficulty swallowing or see injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores, and tissue damage, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

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