Kybella is a non-surgical procedure capable of eliminating a double chin and dramatically improving one’s appearance. Kybella is an injectable solution that is placed beneath the chin to permanently destroy the fat cells that cause a double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella, synthetic deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in our body that helps break down the fat. Your metabolism processes the fat cleared from the treatment area. 

It’s a simple process and the whole procedure takes 15-20 minutes. It could even be performed over your lunch break. Every patient is different, but the benefits of Kybella can generally be seen after as few as 2-3 treatments. In some cases, as many as 6 treatments might be necessary to receive the maximum benefit. 

Kybella treatment should not hurt but may be a little uncomfortable. Once the chin area is sterilized, a numbing cream is applied to help with discomfort then several quick injections are administered. The Kybella procedure feels like a slight pricking sensation. Most discomfort subsides in minutes and most patients can return to work and most daily activities right away.

About 5-10 minutes post-injection some people experience a burning sensation that lasts 5-10 minutes and can be relieved by using ice packs. There is a large amount of swelling after Kybella is injected under the chin in the submental region. This is expected and is a desired outcome as the inflammation is occurring from destruction of fat cells. This swelling typically lasts 3-7 days. You may have slight swelling of the area for up to a month.

It is important that Kybella be administered by a highly trained professional for your safety and optimal results. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holy, contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or website today.