What is Kybella?
Submental fat (for example a “double chin”) can be very stubborn and hard to get rid of even with proper diet and exercise.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved treatment for dissolving submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
How do I know if it’s right for me?
There are three main causes for submental fat: weight gain, aging, and genetics. You definitely don’t have to be overweight to have submental fat. A double chin can make you look older and heavier than you really are.
If you have been trying to get rid of submental fat through diet and exercise with little to no luck, Kybella might be right for you. It is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for submental fullness and once the fat cells dissolve, they do not come back.
What to expect during treatment
All services at Skin Rejuvenation Clinique are performed in the privacy of a treatment room and administered by a licensed and certified professional. Treatment time is 30 to 45 minutes.
Your injection specialist will precisely mark the treatment area and administer small injections into targeted areas. No anesthesia is required, we can provide a topical anesthetic or ice pack.
You may experience swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
How long does Kybella last?
You results will become visible over the first 2-3 months. You may need a couple of treatments to achieve desired results. Once the fat cells are dissolved they will not come back. However, in the case of weight gain, a touch-up treatment might be required.
Kybella is NOT for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have an infection in the treatment area.
Kybella® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.