Kybella injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also known as a “double chin”. Kybella contours and improves the appearance of double chin or turkey neck without double chin surgery or chin liposuction.
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 break down of fat cells. Once treated, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Only you and Dr. Storck can decide if Kybella is right for you. If you’re bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, ask Dr. Storck about Kybella.
The safety profile of Kybella is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area, most of which are temporary.
You and Dr. Storck will customize your Kybella treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your health care provider will administer Kybella into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced at 6 weeks apart.
The entire Kybella process takes less than 45 minutes and the double chin injection part takes only 5 minutes. That means you can go back to your normal activities immediately after the procedure unlike double chin surgery or chin liposuction.
When injected into the fat under your chin, Kybella causes the break down of fat cells. Once removed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatments with Kybella is not expected as long as you maintain your weight.