Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that physically destroys fat under the chin for an improved profile. 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.” Treatment with Kybella® is tailored to the individual patient’s submental fat distribution and aesthetics goals for an improved chin profile.
A double chin can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone. Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, unwanted fullness beneath the chin may not go away, and it can make a person appear older or heavier than they actually are.
Kybella is given during a series of in-office visits. The injection process may take 15 to 20 minutes. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through the body’s natural metabolic pathways.
A patient may have 1 to 3 treatments with 1 to 2 vials per treatment depending on the amount of correction desired. The treatments are generally spaced between 4 to 6 weeks apart. For patients that maintain a normal to healthy lifestyle, results are permanent.