Kybella® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also called “double chin.” When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells. Once damaged, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. See the before and after photos below which show the dramatic results of Kybella treatments. Schedule an appointment online with View Beautiful Wellness to see if this treatment is right for you.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is a unique treatment that helps reduce the presence of fat cells under your chin and near your neck. Sometimes known as submental fullness, double chin refers to a gathering of excess fat beneath the chin. It can be something you’ve had your whole life due to genetics, or it can appear as you age or gain weight.
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. That results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.
At View Beautiful Wellness Center, we use Kybella to eliminate the double chin that often develops as you age. We strategically inject 12-20 shots along the treatment area, where we then introduce a solution containing components that act like deoxycholic acid.
Deoxycholic acid is found naturally in your body. It breaks down fat cells, allowing your body to reabsorb them and flush the remaining debris from your system. The procedure lasts approximately 15-20 minutes and occurs on-site.
How long do the results of a Kybella treatment last?
The Kybella solution is a synthetic serum that acts in much the same way as deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cells in the body and makes it easier for the immune system to re-absorb them. Because Kybella destroys the fat cells and allows your lymphatic system to flush them out, they don’t return.
The results of a Kybella treatment can last for several years, and in some cases, may be permanent. As your skin continues to age, a small amount of fat may develop in the same area. That’s new growth, however, and isn’t related to the fat we removed.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of injections varies with each person. Smaller areas may take as few as 12 injections, while more extensive regions may need as many as 50 to produce the desired effect. After an examination, we determine the number of injections and sessions needed to provide you the results you want.
We recommend you have your Kybella treatments approximately one month apart. Results are often noticed in two to four sessions, while it may take slightly longer if the area is somewhat larger than average. If the treatment area is small, it may take as few as three treatments to produce the desired results. Kybella requires multiple treatments to be effective and provide maximum benefits.