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