What is Kybella®?
Kybella® is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
How does Kybella® work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.
What are the Benefits of Kybella®?
- Destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile
- Eliminates the “double chin look”
- Tightens skin around the neck and jawline
- Results are designed to be permanent
Frequently Asked Questions
Kybella® is typically a 15 to 20 minute in-office treatment session. Clients will receive a series of injections into the fat under their chin at each treatment session.
An Esteem Cosmetics practitioner will work with the client to customize their Kybella® treatment based on the amount of submental fullness they have and their individual treatment goals. Together, they will decide the treatment plan that’s right for them. Many clients treated with Kybella® experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some clients require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve desired results. Once the chin profile has improved, clients may not need to be treated with Kybella® again.
For most clients, downtime is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first treatment session, although some swelling should be expected post-treatment.
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and the formation of small areas of firmness around the treatment area. In clinical trials, the side effects that people experienced with Kybella® became less bothersome with subsequent treatments.