Kybella is used to reduce the appearance of submental fat, commonly referred to as a double chin. It is a non-surgical, injectable treatment that has become a popular choice for individuals looking to improve their facial contour without undergoing surgery.
Kybella contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that is naturally produced in the body to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental area, Kybella works by breaking down the fat cells, which are then eliminated by the body’s natural processes.
The treatment typically involves a series of injections, with each session lasting around 15-20 minutes. The number of injections required will depend on the severity of the submental fat and the individual’s aesthetic goals. Most people will require multiple sessions, with treatments spaced about a month apart.
One of the benefits of Kybella is that it is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure, meaning there is minimal downtime and recovery time required. The most common side effects include swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treatment area, which typically subside within a few days.