Frequently Asked Questions about Kybella

What causes a double chin?

“Double chins” are most frequently a natural result of aging. As you age, you lose muscle mass, gain fat more easily, and the muscles around your neck weaken, causing your skin to grow loose. A double chin occurs when a subcutaneous sheet of fat around your neck begins to sag.

What is Kybella?

KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness also commonly referred to as a “double chin”.

How does Kybella work?

KYBELLA® is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

How long is the procedure?

You may need two to three total visits, spaced a month apart. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes.

Some people may get up to 50 injections in a single treatment, with up to six single treatments no less than a month apart, the FDA says.

How long is the recovery process with Kybella?

Downtime is at least 4 days of swelling, bruising, numbness in the area that can last 30 days or more, and some pain.

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