KYBELLA is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin”
How does KYBELLA work?
When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA permanently destroys fat cells. Your body’s natural metabolism then processes the fat cleared from the treatment area. Once the fat cells are gone, you’re left with a noticeable reduction in fullness in the chin.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat.
What you can expect
Photos may be taken to track your results. Your healthcare specialist may use cold packs or local anesthesia to help make you more comfortable. The injection process takes between 15-20 minutes.
After the treatment, results may vary from patient to patient. It is important to be patient and allow your body time to process the fat cleared from the treatment area after each visit.
What are the possible side effects?
The most common side effects n the treatment area include:
- Areas of hardness
Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.