What is Kybella?
Kybella is a non-invasive injection designed to reduce submental fat, or excess below the chin that gives the appearance of a double chin. Unlike traditional injectables, which are temporary and require repeat visits following treatment, Kybella eliminates submental fat cells from the body to provide long-lasting results.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is a specialized formulation of deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule found naturally in the body that is responsible for breaking down and absorbing fat cells. Kybella uses this same principle to attack submental
fat cells upon injection into the targeted area, where it begins eliminating excess fat from the system. Once the fat has been dissolved, the skin naturally retracts, thus giving a more defined neck profile.
The ideal candidate for Kybella is one suffering from a moderate amount of submental fat. For some patients, a larger area of excess fat may be too expansive for Kybella to treat. Patients looking to correct loose skin or muscles around the neck cannot use Kybella as a solution to these methods.