Can Kybella Eliminate my Double Chin Permanently?

Do you have a double chin that you can’t seem to get rid of? Kybella can melt it away for you, because it is specially designed to remove stubborn fat below the chin, without incisions or downtime.

What exactly is Kybella?

Kybella is a fat dissolving injectable that is FDA approved for treating moderate-to-severe submental fullness i.e. fat below the chin. Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that is naturally present in the body, and assists with the breakdown of dietary fat.

How Kybella works

Kybella is injected into the layer of submental fat below the chin, and the deoxycholic acid quickly destroys the fat cells. The dead fat cells are then naturally eliminated by the body over the following weeks. A single Kybella treatment consists of several injections.

What to expect after treatment

Some amount of redness and swelling is normal after Kybella treatment, but these side-effects usually resolve within a few days.

Patients will see some reduction in their double chin after 2 Kybella sessions, but it typically takes multiple treatments to achieve the desired reduction in under-chin fat.

Can Kybella eliminate my double chin permanently?

Kybella is a long-term, permanent fix for your double chin, because the fat cells that are treated are gone for good, and cannot be restored. However, if you gain a lot of weight after Kybella the remaining fat cells under the chin may get bigger, and this will give the area a fuller look (learn more).

Would you like to get a more defined jawline with Kybella? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Boston area, Krauss Dermatology Wellesley, MA, is our featured practice.

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