Kybella is the first and only FDA approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of sub-mental fullness. Sub-mental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet under treated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women. The sub-mental fullness may be cause by aging, genetics, or weight gain. Sometimes no matter how much diet and exercise, the condition may not go away, and can make you look older and heavier than you actually are.
Kybella works by an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of the fat cells. Once destroyed these cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Many patients treated with Kybella experienced visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments.