Kybella, is an injectable formula to melt away fat. This revolutionary treatment has been designed specifically for the treatment of a double chin, which is usually treated with traditional or laser liposuction. However, with its recent approval by the FDA to treat chin fat, Kybella brings many benefits to patients who would like to improve their appearance with no down time. Kybella is also being used for fat in other locations including jowls, bra fat, underarm fat, fat above knees.
How Kybella Works
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, which is naturally present in the human body and plays an important role in managing fats. However, when used in Kybella, this acid works to safely break down the membranes of fat cells. As the fat cells are destroyed, the body’s natural processes remove them from the treatment area.
It is important to note that this process is different from losing weight. When an individual loses weight, the fat cells shrink; leading to a reduction in overall visible volume. However, Kybella permanently destroys the fat cells at the treatment site, thus achieving results that are virtually permanent (unless there is a big change in your lifestyle and dietary habits that cause the remaining fat cells to expand significantly).
What Kybella Treats
Kybella is FDA-approved only for the treatment of a double chin.
How Long Do Kybella Results Last?
Because Kybella destroys fat cells, the results are virtually permanent. Unless there are significant changes in your lifestyle habits, the double chin will not re-appear after the treatment has been successfully completed.
Results with this treatment appear gradually, with full benefits showing after approximately 6 months of treatment. Patients find this to be a an added bonus of the treatment, because the gradual change makes it impossible for anyone to tell that you’ve had work done, and the loss of the double chin looks natural.