Kybella is an injectable that destroys fat cells in areas of over production. Most commonly used for the area under the chin, or the “double chin,” Kybella can be effective in treating that stubborn fat area. Let’s dive into the details of why Kybella might be the next treatment for you at AIYANA.
KYBELLA® is administered as a series of injections to the treatment area under the chin, destroying fat cells and producing gradual results. Everyone’s chin profile is different, so at AIYANA, we will tailor treatment to you. The number of treatment sessions will vary based on the amount of fat under the chin and your treatment goals.
Small injections under the submental area over an evenly spaced grid is the most effective treatment option. Utilizing around 3-4 vials per small treatment area, such as the double chin, is how results are most achieved.
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, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. This can last around 1-2 weeks and will eventually subside. Most results are noted within 6-8 weeks with decrease in submental fat. Multiple treatments may be needed, but that will be discussed with your provider at AIYANA.
Weight Before Treatment: 143
Weight After Treatment: 144
Total Treatments: 3
Weight Before Treatment: 180
Weight After Treatment: 178
Total Treatments: 6