What is Kybella and how does it work?

Kybella is a treatment for removing or melting excess fat below the chin often known as a double chin. The extra layer of fat or subcutaneous fat under the chin is often due to being overweight. In some cases, it is hereditary. It may also happen due to aging where the skin loses its elasticity thereby contributing to a double chin.

Kybella (Deoxycholic acid) is a non-surgically injectable substance that reduces the fat under your chin. It contains a substance that occurs naturally in the body that absorbs fat cells. Deoxycholic acid, when injected properly, destroys the fat cells.

What can you expect?

1. Before Treatment
Photo – An office staff member may take your photo to track your results over time.
Comfort – Your healthcare specialist may use cold packs or local anesthesia to help make you more comfortable.This injection process may take 15 to 20 minutes.

2. After Treatment
Result – Although you may be excited to see results right away, it’s important to be patient. Allow your body time to process the fat cleared from the treatment.
Scheduling – Schedule your next appointment before you leave the office.

What is Kybella and how does it work?

Sometimes serious side effects can occur, including nerve injury in the jaw that can tempararily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by 4 out of 100 people in clinic studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of 100 people in clinical studies).

The most common side effects in the treatment area include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Areas of hardness

Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.

Treatment at your convenience

Plan Around Important Events:

  • Book your treatment around your busy schedule.
  • Consider your social plans and work commitments after each treatment, since side effects are likely.
  • Plan your treatment to help ensure you are ready for a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary.

Maximize Appointment Time:

Ask if you can schedule your Kybella treatment during an existing appointment for another aesthetic treatment.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (703) 574-7510.