What is Kybella?
Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a first in class, non-surgical option to improve the appearance of submental fullness, also known as the “double chin.” Kybella is FDA approved to treat this common problem. Submental fullness can be a result of genetics, aging, or weight gain. While weight gain can make this worse, you do not necessarily have to be overweight to suffer from a double chin. For some people, even diet and exercise cannot fully correct this problem.
Kybella is a prescription injectable medication that can be placed directly into the submental fat compartment. Placement of Kybella causes permanent destruction of those fat cells. This means they cannot store new fat. This creates permanent results for patients! The treatment regimen is individualized, with treatments being done no sooner than 4 weeks a part. A series of up to 6 treatments may be needed to see results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
The injections themselves can be uncomfortable. Topical numbing cream and the application of ice immediately post injections help to make the treatment more tolerable. Most patients agree that the results are worth the temporary discomfort.
Does it last?
Yes! Results achieved with Kybella are permanent, as it “kills” those submental fat cells.
Is it going to make my neck more wrinkled?
No. If you have prominent neck wrinkles and loose skin to begin with then Kybella may not be the best option for you. Your provider will examine you and can discuss other treatment options for skin laxity, such as Forma or Fractora.
So, are you ready to look as good as you feel? Please call our office at (865) 233-5858 to schedule your consultation today!