Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment, designed specifically to destroy the submental fat cells that cause a double chin. Developed by Allergan, the makers of Botox, it is an excellent, non-invasive alternative to surgery for this condition.
- Average treatment time
About 20 minutes per treatment. 2 courses of 6 injections are usually recommended.
- What results can I expect?
A reduction or the complete removal of the fat cells that cause a double chin.
- How long will my results last?
Initial results should be noticeable after about 12 weeks, with full results showing after 4-6 months. These are usually long-lasting.
- Is there any downtime required?
Some downtime may be required following treatment. This will vary from patient to patient and will be discussed with you at your patient consultation.
About this treatment
Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a man-made form of a bile acid that occurs naturally in the body. This deoxcholic acid is injected directly into the unwanted fat, breaking down the fat cells underneath the chin. The destroyed cells then gradually dissolve and are absorbed naturally by the body.
This is a highly effective treatment to reduce or remove a double chin. We may recommend additional treatments to help re-define the chin and jawline and/or to tighten skin following Kybella injections, for example dermal fillers or Profhilo. These will be discussed with you during your treatment consultation.
Frequently asked questions
Is this treatment right for me?This treatment is an excellent non-invasive alternative to surgery to reduce or remove unwanted fat underneath the chin and help restore a contoured chin and jawline. It is not suitable if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or taking certain medications. Your medical history and suitability for this treatment will be discussed with you prior to any treatment recommendations being made.
How does this treatment work?Kybella works by dissolving the fat cells that may appear underneath the chin area as we age. The treatment process will usually takes between 3 and 6 months for full results to be seen.
Will I feel any pain during my treatment?A stinging sensation may be felt when the injections are made. This will usually disappear immediately after treatment.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with this treatment?There are some possible side effects with this treatment including swelling, numbness, inflammation and areas of hardness forming in or around the treatment area. All side effects, treatment benefits and your suitability for this treatment will be discussed with you at your patient consultation.