Kybella (www.mykybella.com) is the first and only FDA-approved injectable product for moderate to severe submental “double chin” fat. Dr. Cole Claiborne has been extensively trained on Kybella and has seen excellent results with treatment. Unlike Coolsculpting, Kybella works not only to dissolve the fat under the chin but also to tighten the central neck.
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a natural molecule in the body that helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells. Once those fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Kybella results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile and tighter-looking jaw line.
Most patients require between 2-4 treatments depending on their treatment goals and desires. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. Dr. Claiborne will discuss these side effects at length prior to your treatment.