Kybella™ is used to treat submental fat, or in other terms the “double chin”. Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, not just individuals who are overweight. It can affect men and women of average weight that is caused by genetics, aging, and weight fluctuations. The active ingredient in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When it is injected into the fat, the solution causes the cells to be destroyed and no longer able to store or accumulate fat. Kybella™ is the first and only non-surgical option on the market to treat the “double chin” area.
The Kybella™ procedure begins with a customized treatment plan created with your OVME Certified Provider. The area will be cleansed and iced prior to the procedure to help with any discomfort. Kybella™ is then injected into the fat tissue. The sensation is described as a pinch and sting. We recommend a minimum of two treatments spaced no less than 4 weeks apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile after their second treatment. Up to 6 treatments may be administered per patient.