Kybella®, or deoxycholic acid, is an FDA approved injectable prescription medication used to destroy the fat cells under the chin in order to reduce the appearance of a double chin and improve the patient’s profile. Deoxycholic acid (which is identical to Kybella®) is naturally produced in the body to aid in fat absorption. When injected into the submental fat tissue (below the chin), Kybella® destroys the cell membrane and sculpts the jawline These fat cells are permanently disabled from storing and accumulating fat.
A single Kybella® treatment may include multiple injections, and up to 6 treatments at least one month apart may be necessary. Temporary swelling after a Kybella® treatment is normal and can be alleviated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen.
Patients with mild to moderate submental fat and whose skin has good elasticity are considered good candidates for Kybella® treatment. Skin without sufficient elasticity will result in loose hanging skin beneath the chin.
Superficial fat under the chin often occurs with aging and is not always accompanied by being overweight, so exercise and dieting may have no effect on a double chin. With Kybella®, your neck can be rejuvenated safely and non-surgically during an in-office procedure, resulting in a younger-looking, firmer profile. After completion of a personalized Kybella® treatment plan, most patients do not need additional treatment.
Kybella® Side Effects
Mild, temporary side effects at the injection sites can include:
If injected improperly, nerve or tissue damage could occur, therefore Kybella® should be administered by a licensed medical professional and only in the submental area. If you are interested in reducing submental fat without liposuction or other invasive treatments, Kybella® may be the right solution for you.
Your Kybella® Consultation At PCH MedSpa
If you’re looking for the best outcomes from your Kybella® treatment, only hire a qualified and experienced injector. Our professional injectors will meet with you to verify that you are a candidate for treatment or suggest another alternative.
To learn more about our injection therapies, such as Kybella®, or to book an appointment, contact our office at (949) 242-9166