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What is Kybella™ (deoxycholic acid) injection?

Kybella™ (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of the area under the chin (“double chin”) as well as the jawline. This treatment is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe fullness associated with fat under the chin in adults. Results are permanent.

How is Kybella™ administered?

Kybella™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin and along the jawline. Each in-office treatment session is typically about 30 minutes. Treatment with Kybella™ is customized by the health care provider to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.

What are the results of Kybella™?

Kybella™ provides permanent fat cell destruction to the area under the chin and jawline. Most patients require 2-4 treatments total, spaced at least 6-8 weeks apart. Treatments are tailored to the patient’s specific anatomy and the desired result. On average, 3 to 4 vials of Kybella™ are used at each treatment session.

What are the side effects with Kybella™?

The safety profile of Kybella™ is well characterized. Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid which is a molecule found naturally in the body. Most patients experience moderate to significant swelling for 1-2 weeks after treatment. Other side effects may include bruising, tenderness, numbness, redness or formation of small areas of firmness that resolve with time.

Kybella is FDA approved for treating the submental area (Area under the chin).  It is considered “Off-label” to treat the jowls

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