What is Kybella?
Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that is crucial to the breakdown of dietary fat. This FDA-approved injectable treatment provides a non-invasive and non-surgical solution to specifically target double chin reduction. By using the deoxycholic acid in the form of a simple injection, the submental fat responsible for your fuller chin can be safely reduced.
Kybella treatments only affect the fat cells in the chin area, meaning that the targeted cells become unable to store future fat. As a result, the body gradually flushes out the fat cells via the lymphatic system over the course of several weeks to months. Your contours will be visibility improved with minimal downtime.
We warn our patients that they may experience mild swelling and tenderness during the recovery period. However, all side effects, including bruising, disappear rapidly as the body heals.
How Many Kybella Treatments Will I Need?
Typically, you will need 1 to 4 treatments to achieve optimal results. However, the exact number of injections varies depending on the amount of submental fat you wish to remove. As you can receive multiple injections per appointment, you may see a drastic improvement after the first session. Within four weeks, our patients start seeing the first results, as the body begins flushing away the treated submental fat cells, but the best results are seen at three months after treatment. Our Capital Laser & Skin Care team processes a case-by-case evaluation to determine how many Kybella treatments are necessary.