What is Kybella?
Kybella is an FDA-cleared injection that’s designed to reduce fat cells within the submental tissue under the chin. Kybella is an excellent solution for clients who are looking to get rid of fat located beneath the chin and around the jawline. With just 1-2 Kybella sessions, clients can enjoy a more contoured jawline, as well as the minimization of a double chin.
Candidates for Kybella
The best candidates for Kybella are those individuals who have excessive submental fat underneath the chin and around the jawline. These clients should already follow a healthy diet and lifestyle regimen, as Kybella cannot prevent the formation of new fat pockets.
*Individual results may vary
How Does It Work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is an acidic compound that disrupts fat cells without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. Once the Kybella formula is injected underneath the chin, the acid gets straight to work on existing fat cells. Over time, these damaged fat cells are removed by the body’s metabolic processes. Within 8-12 weeks, clients should see a significant reduction in fat located underneath the chin and around the jawline.
Is It Painful?
Kybella injections aren’t painful, but some patients may find it uncomfortable, as it’s injected via needle-tip. Additionally, some patients report feeling a mild burning sensation as the deoxycholic acid gets to work. If you’re worried about feeling any pain during the procedure, your provider can apply a topical numbing solution to the injection site before the procedure begins.
Is There Any Downtime?
There’s minimal downtime associated with Kybella injections. You may experience slightly red, irritated, or bruised skin at the injection site, which should disappear after a few days. Swelling will occur in the area for a few days after injection, so the patient should plan their schedule accordingly.