Kybella is a locally injected product designed specifically for the treatment of a double chin without surgery and downtime.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a specialized injectable treatment designed to target fat around the chin. Instead of using fat removal procedures like liposuction, your medical provider can expertly inject the treatment solution into the fat, ultimately resulting in fat reduction. Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is naturally present in the human body and plays an important role in managing fats. However, when used in Kybella, this acid works to break down the membranes of fat cells. As the fat cells are damaged, the body’s natural processes expel them from the treatment area.

How Long Do Kybella Results Last?

Because it damages fat cells, the outcomes can be long lasting. Improvements with this treatment appear gradually, with full benefits delayed by several months, the specific time depending on the patient’s unique situation and the number of treatments received. This gradual improvement is an additional benefit of the treatment, because the gradual change makes it difficult for anyone to tell that you’ve had work done, and the loss of the double chin looks natural.

What to Expect During Kybella Treatment

The doctor will make a detailed assessment of the fat deposits in the chin area. The size, shape and relative location of the fat deposits varies from patient to patient, and a proper pre-procedural assessment is essential for a natural appearance.

Once the treatment begins, the doctor will make approximately 10-20 small injections in the treatment site during the session, though the precise number will vary and may differ from the range provided. The purpose for many small injections is to deliver the treatment to the site as evenly as possible, so that the gradual shrinking of the double chin looks natural, without becoming misshapen.

Several monthly treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the best outcomes, depending on the volume of the initial fat deposits under the chin.

Does it Hurt?

Kybella treatments are typically very comfortable for our patients. Our providers take great care by administering local anesthetics and numbing creams to reduce any potential discomfort.

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