When placed into submental fat below the chin, the active ingredient in Kybella destroys fat cells.
The body eliminates treated fat cells naturally so they may no longer accumulate lipids.
Injection lipolysis involves administering carefully-controlled doses of a prescription deoxycholic acid into precise points under the chin.
Skin is numbed with topical anesthetic, and treatment takes only about 15 minutes.
There is some swelling and tenderness after Kybella injections, but it is easily managed with over-the-counter analgesics and ice packs.
Otherwise, there is no downtime – you may return to work following the appointment, wash your face normally, shave, or wear makeup.
You can see a noticeable change within a month of the first treatment, and continued improvement as fat is flushed from the body and collagen builds in the skin.
Doing two sessions spaced six weeks apart will help to achieve noticeable improvement.
Up to six sessions, spaced one to two months apart, may be recommended for optimal fat reduction.
A defined jawline, strong profile, and slender neck – these traits are associated with youth and attractiveness in our culture.
The adult body does not produce new fat cells after the age of puberty, so once fat is destroyed in the treated area, it is gone for good.
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