Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable technique used to target the fat beneath the chin. The process uses a series of deoxycholic acid injections to target the fat cells in this area. No incisions are required, and the downtime is minimal in most cases. Kybella is currently the only FDA-approved injectable to treat the appearance of a double chin.
How does Kybella work?
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid, naturally produced by your body to help absorb fat. Kybella injections use a synthetic form of this as an injection to destroy fat cells beneath the chin area so it can’t store fat anymore.
Usually 20 to 30, and up to 50, injections are used under the chin. The acid then works gradually to kill fat cells, which are metabolized by the body over the following weeks.
The number of treatment sessions necessary varies for each person. You can receive up to six Kybella treatments, with at least one month between each session.