What is Kybella?
Kybella is a specialized injectable treatment designed to remove fat around the chin. Instead of using fat removal procedures like liposuction, your medical provider can expertly inject the treatment solution into the fat, and melt it away over time.
How Kybella Works : The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is naturally present in the human body and plays an important role in managing fats. However, when used in Kybella, this acid works to safely break down the membranes of fat cells. As the fat cells are destroyed, the body’s natural processes remove them from the treatment area.
It is important to note that this process is different from losing weight. When an individual loses weight, the fat cells shrink; leading to a reduction in overall visible volume. However, Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells at the treatment site, thus achieving results that are virtually permanent (unless there is a big change in your lifestyle and dietary habits that cause the remaining fat cells to expand significantly).
What Kybella Treats: Kybella is FDA-approved for the treatment of a double chin.
How Long Do Kybella Results Last?
Because Kybella destroys fat cells, the results are virtually permanent. Barring significant changes in your lifestyle habits, the double chin will not re-appear after the treatment has been successfully completed.
Results with this treatment appear gradually, with full benefits showing after approximately 6 months of treatment.