Kybella is the only FDA-approved deoxycholic acid injectable treatment used to destroy the fat cells under the chin that give the appearance of a ”double chin”. It works to give a more defined, chiseled jawline. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When Kybella is injected into the fat underneath the chin, it quickly works to destroy the fat cells. Once these fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat. Thus, once you have reached your desired aesthetic goal, further treatment will not necessarily be needed.
Kybella treatments are administered in sessions. Because everyone’s chin profile differs, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Our doctors will work with you to determine how many treatment sessions you will need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat.