Kybella is the first and only injectable medication that is FDA approved to reduce fat beneath the chin, most commonly known as a double chin. Prior to its release, the only solution to treating this area was liposuction surgery. Thanks to Kybella, patients who prefer a non-invasive treatment approach to submental chin fat finally have one.
Kybella is made using a synthetic version of a chemical called deoxycholic acid. This is actually a chemical that our bodies produce naturally to absorb and process dietary fat. When it is injected below the chin, fat cells are destroyed and eliminated naturally by your body.
Generally, patients will require two to three sessions, over several months to achieve a slim and contoured chin and neck. Kybella is performed in the office setting without anesthesia. While there is some risk of redness, bruising or swelling after the procedure, most patients will have zero downtime following their treatment and can go right back to their daily routine with little-to-no disruption.
If you feel as though you might benefit from a Kybella treatment, and want to know if you are a candidate, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Boudreault at our convenient Palo Alto location.