Kybella is a prescription
medicine used in adults to improve
the appearance and profile of moderate
to severe fat below the chin (submental
fat), also called “double chin”.
What is Kybella?
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness.
Is a nonsurgical, 15-to 20-minute in-office treatment session
Is customized to help you achieve your treatment goals
Destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected
How Kybella works
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients treated with Kybella experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve results. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with Kybella again.
Is there downtime?
For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.
You may experience some bruising, redness, swelling, or tenderness at your injection sites, but these are typically temporary and resolve quickly.
Kybella Before and After Photos
Currently, Shawn Olsen is part of the training program for Allergan, traveling throughout the country training physicians on this newest FDA-approved treatment.