Kybella® is a new injectable treatment which was created to combat submental fullness, also known as the “double chin.”
Double chins develop secondary to aging, weight gain, and genetics. In some cases, a double chin will not disappear even after diet or exercise, making a person look heavier or older than he or she really is.
Kybella® is the first FDA-approved, minimally-invasive prescription medicine that permanently removes moderate to severe double chin fat deposits for a more defined jawline and neck.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella® is a solution of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the body which is responsible for burning fat.
When Kybella® is injected into the fatty tissue under the chin, the deoxycholic acid destroys a percentage of the existing fat cells. These fat cells cannot regenerate, and the results are permanent.
Kybella® is an injectable, meaning it requires no surgical procedures or suturing. Dr. Naidu is one of a limited number of specially trained healthcare professionals who are qualified to administer Kybella®.
Kybella® is injected through multiple small injections under the chin after the skin has been anesthetized with a topical ointment. A single procedure on average lasts only 15-20 minutes. The number of treatment sessions required varies from patient to patient, but on average patients require at least two sessions spaced one month apart. A total of six treatments is possible.
Maximum effects should be seen about six months into treatment and last permanently.
Kybella® does not require any down time or recovery period; you can resume regular activities the same day. Temporary side effects at the injection sites include swelling, bruising, mild pain, redness, numbness, and firmness of the skin.
Kybella® treatment is not indicated under the following conditions:
- You plan to have surgery on your neck or chin
- You are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant
- You are breastfeeding or planning on breastfeeding a child
- You have a history of bleeding problems
- You have difficulty swallowing
- You have an infection at the site of treatment