What is Kybella?
Kybella is made of Deoxycholic acid, a type of acid that is naturally occurring in our bodies. Its mission is to breakdown and absorb dietary fats. Kybella is the only FDA-approved drug that, when injected, can permanently help eliminate problematic fat deposits that gather under our necks as we age, or due to genetics, resulting in a “double-chin.” It is a simple, non-surgical injection process that takes about 30 minutes and is generally well-tolerated with mild side effects and little to no downtime after each procedure. Kybella is suitable for most patients, whether they have a moderate amount of fullness, or a bit more.
How Does Kybella Work?
Kybella works by targeting the cells within the submental region. That’s the spot right under your chin and back toward your neck. When we inject a Kybella treatment, it works to permanently destroys the fat cells, which means they can’t regenerate again. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.
What Does the Treatment Process Look Like?
Before starting treatment, one of Colair’s Nurse Injectors will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if Kybella® is right for you. Then, we will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals. The injections take approximately 30 mins for each session. Now, keep in mind that this is not a one session process. In fact, it may take anywhere from two to six treatment sessions to get the results you want. The most common side effects have to do with redness, swelling, and discomfort at the injection site. We recommend getting the treatment done at least 4 weeks before an event, to allow swelling to subside and to begin to see results.