Saggy skin and excess fat are problems that in most cases can’t be corrected by dieting or exercising.
As a result, many people suffer from having a double chin that can make them look older than they really are.
One of the latest treatments that help fight those awful double chins is Kybella.
Facts about Kybella
- First FDA approved non-surgical injection for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness
- Approved by the FDA on April 29, 2015 and launched on June 19, 2015
What is it?
- Prescription medicine to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (double chin)
- The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid
- It’s a non-human, non-animal molecule that occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat
- The injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat
Area of treatment
Kybella has been approved by the FDA to be applied only on the chin
How does it work?
- Kybella is injected into the fat beneath the skin, resulting in eliminating fat cells
- Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat
- Should not be injected into or in close proximity to the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve
How is Kybella applied?
- An examination of the area under and around your chin is performed to determine if the treatment is right for you
- Multiple small injections will be applied under your chin at each treatment session
- Process takes from 15 to 20 minutes
- The number of injections will depend on the amount of fat under your chin
- The number of sessions varies from person to person as well
- Each treatment is given at least 1 month apart
- Maximum number of treatments to receive are 6
Recovery and Possible Side Effects
Most common side effects occur in the treatment area and include:
- Areas of hardness