Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in our bodies, which works to break down and absorb dietary fat. Kybella is an injectable used to treat moderate to severe fat in the chin.Schedule an Appointment
What is Kybella?
MDSkin is proud to offer one of the most innovative treatments for double chins. Approved by the FDA in 2015, Kybella can effectively reduce fat with a series of injections. At MDSkin, we are honored to be selected as the injection training center for other physicians in Arizona.
Who Can Benefit From Kybella?
Kybella is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment to target fat cells under the chin. If you are concerned with fat under the chin and do not wish to undergo surgery or invasive procedures, you may benefit from Kybella. Common results from Kybella include a defined jawline and reduced laxity in the skin. Kybella can be a great alternative to liposuction for removing moderate fat in the chin.
How Does Kybella Work?
When Kybella is injected into the fat under your chin, it targets fat cells, resulting in a reduction of fullness that appears under your chin. This occurs due to the active deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. Once your fat cells in the area are destroyed, they no longer store or accumulate fat in the treated area.
Kybella treatments vary from patient to patient, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be eliminated. Most patients undergo a series of treatments to achieve the best results.
Why Does MDSkin Offer Kybella?
Our team at MDSkin stays up to date on the latest treatments and techniques to provide patients with safe, effective care. Kybella is one of the ways that this is done. This FDA-approved injectable helps our patients develop a slimmer profile without the need for an invasive procedure. This makes achieving a more defined jaw accessible to patients who have submental fullness under the chin but do not want to go under the knife for surgery.
What Can Be Expected After Kybella?
After the Kybella treatment, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treatment area. Some mild discomfort may last for a couple of days, and some residual swelling and bruising may last for up to four weeks. After a Kybella treatment, you may return to your daily activities.