Kybella is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of submental fullness, or a "double chin". The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a substance that is naturally produced by the body to help absorb and break down dietary fat.
During a Kybella treatment, a licensed medical professional will use a series of small injections to deliver the deoxycholic acid directly into the targeted area under the chin. Over time, the acid will break down and destroy fat cells, leading to a reduction in the appearance of a double chin.
The treatment is typically quick, taking only 20-30 minutes to complete, and patients can usually resume their normal activities immediately following the procedure. Depending on the patient's individual needs, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired results.
Kybella is generally considered safe and effective when performed by a licensed medical professional. As with any medical procedure, there are risks and potential side effects, which should be discussed with the patient prior to treatment.