What is Kybella?
Kybella is the brand name for synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in the human body that aids in the metabolism and absorption of fat in the intestines. This same property is useful when trying to destroy fat cells underneath the chin.
What are the uses of Kybella?
Kybella is primarily used to help reduce submental fat (fat underneath the chin). Kybella helps destroy the fat cells that store unwanted fat, so once the cells are gone, the submental fullness is also gone.
How is Kybella administered?
Kybella is an injectable medication. It is injected in a grid pattern under the chin with each injection ~ 1 cm apart (~20 injections, but can vary depending on the amount of fat present).
When will I notice a difference?
Kybella can take up to 4-6 treatments to show a difference, however some will notice a difference after 2-3 treatments. Each treatment is administered approximately 6 weeks apart.
Is Kybella right for me?
This is best determined by your physician. If you have too much skin laxity underneath your chin, then Kybella may not be right for you.