KYBELLA™ is deoxycholic acid, an injectable used to nonsurgically reduce the appearance of moderate to severe fat on the chin and neck (submental fat) also known as "double chin". KYBELLA™ is the first and only currently FDA approved injectable used to reduce submental fat. It is a natural bile salt used to break down fat and destroys the fat cells when injected into the "double chin". After treatment with KYBELLA™, the fat cells are permanently destroyed.
The deoxycholic acid in Kybella is found naturally in the body and transforms the chin and neck region by breaking down and reabsorbing the fat that has accumulated in this area. Deoxycholic acid kills the fat cells permanently.
Kybella treatment consists of a series of 2-6 injections over the duration of a 6 month period depending on the severity of fat accumulated in this region and the patient's desired results. Many patient's notice significant improvement after only the second or third injection. The fat cells in this region are permanently destroyed by the deoxycholic acid so results of treatment will last forever.