Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that reduces submental fullness, also known as a double chin. This “fat-melting” medication is a non-surgical alternative to eliminate fat without the downtime and risk associated with surgery.
Kybella’s active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule already present in the body. This medication is administered by small injections into the treatment area and aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. Essentially, Kybella targets and destroys the fat cells. Once they are destroyed, these cells cannot store or accumulate fat again so the results are PERMANENT.
Duration: Procedure time is 40 minutes, including the time for numbing with topical lidocaine ointment. Mild to moderate swelling and/or bruising may be present for one week following the procedure. Effects are permanent.