The only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that destroys fat cells permanently to gradually improve the appearance and profile of fat below the chin. It contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of fat.

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Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is the first and only injectable drug that is FDA approved to treat submental fullness. It is a quick and relatively painless non-surgical treatment for men and women to eliminate double chin fat or fat in other areas of the body and face. Prior to Kybella, the only option for fat removal in the neck was surgery and liposuction.

What is Kybella fat reduction?

Kybella is an FDA-approved cosmetic injectable for fat reduction under the chin. It can permanently eliminate the excess fat, giving you a more defined and sculpted jawline.

If you have a double chin or large amounts of submental fat, you can have Kybella treatment. Depending on the amount of excess fat, you may require more than one Kybella treatment session.

How does Kybella help with my double chin?

Excess fat often develops as you gain weight, but for many patients, they may develop a double chin even when they haven’t put on any extra pounds.

Genetics may play a role in the development of a double chin, regardless of your weight.

Aging might also have an impact. Your skin gradually loses collagen and elastin, proteins responsible for keeping your skin taut and firm. As you get older, skin starts to sag, which may lead to a double chin.

How does Kybella fat reduction work?

Kybella is made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid (bile acid), which is a natural substance that’s already found in your body.

Deoxycholic acid helps the body break down fats from your diet. When Kybella is injected into problem areas with unwanted fat, it goes to work by destroying fat cells.

After fat cells break down, it is cleared away by your body naturally along with the rest of the waste. As a result, Kybella permanently eliminates your double chin.

What should I expect with a Kybella procedure?

Prior to injecting Kybella, your provider at Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness may apply a topical anesthetic to numb any discomfort. Then, they inject multiple shots of Kybella into your chin. The whole process takes about 20 minutes, but it depends on the amount of excess fat being treated.

After Kybella injections, it’s completely normal to have mild swelling, bruising, or redness. You might also have some hard areas of skin. However, you can return to your normal activities following treatment and your skin will heal naturally. But Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness recommends avoiding any strenuous activities for a day.

When will I see my Kybella fat reduction results?

Kybella fat reduction takes time to see the full effects. Your body needs some time to break down fat cells over several weeks.

To achieve your desired look, you might need more than one Kybella treatment, which may require additional time. Your provider can help you determine the number of Kybella treatments you’ll need.

Kybella is an excellent body contouring option for the chin if you’re looking to improve its appearance without undergoing surgery. To find out if Kybella fat reduction is right for you, call Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness, or book an appointment online today.