What is KYBELLA ® ?
KYBELLA ® is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
How does KYBELLA ® work?
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. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA ® destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.
How many treatments will I need?
Dr. Hooker will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. Most patients need at least two treatments, some require three.
How long with results last?
When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA ® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic results, further treatment is not expected.