Written by Dr. Ellen Gendler
Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is an FDA-approved injectable drug used to minimize the appearance of a double chin. Patterned after a natural substance the body makes for absorbing fats, Kybella is a manmade injectable that destroys fat cells. Once injected, the cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. Kybella is a noninvasive, non-surgical treatment option.
In a Kybella session, the physician carefully marks the area to be treated, and multiple tiny injections are administered.
While results are patient-specific, many individuals see visible results after one to two sessions. Some patients require a third session.
Once Kybella is injected into fat cells, it destroys those cells permanently. Therefore, once the desired aesthetic results have been achieved, patients do not require retreatment.