Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. Since everyone has a unique profile, the number of treatments will be tailored specifically for you. Multiple injections are administered during each treatment and up to 6 treatments are spaced at least 1 month apart.
The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat and occurs naturally in the body. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Treatment can only be administered by a Kybella®-trained healthcare specialist. During each 15-20 minute treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin. Dr. Samuels will determine the appropriate number of injections to achieve your desired profile. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
After your treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform Dr. Samuels if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.
Dr. Samuels and her staff will make you feel completely at ease as soon as you enter the office. During the initial consultation, Dr. Samuels will listen to your concerns and questions and then recommend the best solution for your specific issues.