How does Kybella™ Work?

August 14, 2016

Kybella™ is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. Yes, you read that right, you can get rid of your double chin WITHOUT surgery. It does this by physically destroying fat cells.

So how exactly does it work? The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When we inject it into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, the cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This means no retreatment is usually necessary.

Results tend to begin to show within two to four treatments, potentially even sooner. However, this varies from patient to patient. Each treatment usually consists of a series of 15 to 20 injections. Common side effects of this treatment are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treated area

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If you’re interested in learning more about Kybella™, contact our office at (631)494-2214.


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