KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for “double chin”—unwanted fat below the chin (submental fat).
The active ingredient in KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, 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 fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered. Once your treatment is complete, you will need no further treatments.
Is Kybella Right for Me?
KYBELLA® MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
You’re bothered by fat under the chin
You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier
You don’t want to have surgery
You eat well and exercise, but your double chin does not go away
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Kybella Austin FAQs
What is Kybella Austin and how does it work?
Kybella is identical to something your body makes called deoxycholic acid, which helps to absorb fats. Kybella works by destroying fat cells under the chin. It is an alternative to liposuction or other surgical procedures to treat double-chin fat.
Do I need Kybella Austin?
Do you have excess fat under your chin or a double chin? You may be a candidate for Kybella. “Upwards of 80% of people [with double chins] are concerned about the condition,” the lead investigator in a study sponsored by the drug’s maker. If you want to correct a double chin and do not want surgery then Kybella is the answer.
How many treatments of Kybella Austin do you need?
We will work with the client to customize a treatment plan based on the amount of fullness and individual treatment goals. Many clients treated with KYBELLA experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some clients require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve desired results. Once the chin profile has improved, clients may not need to be treated with KYBELLA again.
How long will the Kybella results last?
The improvement is very long lasting and retreatment is not expected. Normal aging changes in the skin and other tissues of the neck will continue to occur. Though the treated fat cells are destroyed and replaced by collagen, a small amount is left behind. If you gain a great deal of weight, the remaining fat cells may expand giving a full appearance.
Although not approved for saggy skin, can Kybella tighten it?
Experts don’t agree. Some people did notice a tightening effect, but it most likely due to the reduction of fat in the area. Kybella has only been proven to reduce fat under the chin.
What are the potential side effects of Kybella Austin?
Most common are bruising, swelling, pain, numbness, and small, firm areas around the injection sites, according to the company. Side effects are expected to subside within a week.
Could Kybella Austin destroy fat cells in other areas of the body?
It is only approved for the area under the chin. Kybella works best on small areas. Don’t count on it to dissolve love handles or muffin tops!
Is there any downtime?
For most clients, downtime is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first treatment session.
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