Did you know that fat cells can be permanently destroyed with a few easy injections? Book an appointment or consultation to learn more.
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 injected into an area, it destroys fat permanently, so the cells will no longer accumulate or store fat.
How Does Kybella Work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is 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 treatments are not expected once the desired aesthetic goal is reached.
What Does Kybella Treat?
Kybella permanently reduces fat underneath the chin, also known as submental fullness.
- Discontinue blood thinning products (ASA, ibuprofen, supplements) 1 week prior to treatment
- Expect tenderness, swelling, and bruising
- Apply ice for any post-treatment discomfort
- Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours
- In-depth post-treatment handout will be given the day of procedure
Who Is a Candidate for Kybella?
Kybella is recommended for any person with submental fullness. However, it is not used for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.