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What is Kybella?
Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable technique used to target the fat beneath the chin (also known as the submental region). The key ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid. When applied to an area, it destroys fat permanently, so the cells will no longer accumulate or store fat.
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 injected into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer accumulate or store fat, so further treatment is not expected once the desired aesthetic goal is reached.
What does Kybella treat?
It permanently reduces fat underneath the chin, also known as submental fullness.
1-2 vials may be injected at each session, 4-8 weeks apart, until desired result is achieved.
Discontinue blood thinning products (ASA, ibuprofen, supplements) 1 week prior to treatment. Skin must be completely clean (no makeup, moisturizer, etc.) prior to treatment.
- Expect tenderness, swelling, and bruising
- Apply ice if any discomfort is noted post-treatment
- Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours
- In-depth post-treatment handout will be given the day of procedure
Who can use it?
Kybella is not available to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
PDO threads (lifts and tightens laxity under the chin and neck)
Vzet (high-intensity focused ultrasound that lifts and tightens the skin)