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Kybella is currently the only FDA-approved injection that helps to treat a double chin. If you’re thinking about Kybella for treating a double chin, here is what you need to know.
Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable technique that targets the fat in the chin that creates the infamous “double chin.” The best candidates for a Kybella injection are adults with moderate to severe fat below the chin.
The main ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down and absorbs dietary fat in the body. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it helps to destroy that fat, restoring fullness to the chin while also reducing a double chin.
Kybella is administered by numerous injections to the area requiring treatment. The number of treatments varies for each person, but most often, multiple treatments are required for the best results. You can have up to six Kybella treatments with one month between each session.
As numerous injections are typically required, Kybella treatments can be uncomfortable and may accompany light pain at the injection site.
Depending on how many injection sites, Kybella treatment can last anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
You can expect very good results after Kybella treatment. Once the deoxycholic acid destroys the fat cells in the chin, you’ll observe long-lasting results. That being said, the time needed and the number of treatments required for the deoxycholic acid to destroy those cells varies in each person. On average, six treatments are necessary to see good results.
The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness around the injection site.