Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable medication used for the non-surgical treatment of submental fullness, commonly known as a “double chin.” It is made from a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and helps to break down and absorb dietary fat.
When injected into the area under the chin, Kybella works to destroy fat cells, which are then gradually eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The result is a reduction in the appearance of a double chin and a more defined jawline.
Kybella treatments typically involve a series of small injections and can be customized to each patient’s individual needs and goals. The procedure is relatively quick and can often be completed in a single office visit.
While Kybella is generally considered safe, it can have side effects such as swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treated area. It’s important to have the procedure performed by a licensed healthcare provider who is trained in the proper techniques for injecting Kybella.