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A double chin can make you feel self-conscious and take away from the shape of your neck and jawline. You can get rid of your double chin with Kybella®, the first injectable of its kind. Kybella® breaks up fat cells under the chin to restore a slimmer, more contoured neck, chin, and jaw. If a double chin makes you unhappy with your appearance, Kybella® can shrink it with no surgery or invasive procedures. 

What is Kybella®?

As the first FDA-approved injectable treatment for submental (under the chin) fullness, Kybella® gives you a non-invasive, non-surgical option for double chin removal. Your provider injects Kybella® into your double chin, where it breaks down fat cells. This treatment shrinks your double chin and helps your lower face look more slender and sculpted.

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How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella® uses a molecule called deoxycholic acid to break down fat cells. This molecule is found in your intestine, where it helps break apart dietary fat. When injected into your double chin, Kybella® breaks apart the fat cells. The body will filter away the damaged cells over the following weeks. Kybella® only targets fat cells, so it does not damage your skin or underlying tissues. 

How Long Does Kybella® Last?

After your Kybella® treatments, your body naturally removes the damaged fat cells. These cells will not grow back, so your double chin will not return as long as you maintain a consistent weight. While fat cells do not grow back, the remaining ones can expand, so if you gain weight, you may see some fullness reappear in the submental area. 

How Many Kybella® Treatments Will I Need?

You may start to see your results after a few Kybella® treatments, but the body needs time to clear away fat cells. Most people need anywhere between two and six treatments spaced several weeks apart. Full results can take three months or more to become visible. After you finish your series of Kybella® treatments, you will not need any more in the future. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

If you have a double chin, Kybella® may be a good choice. If you understand that you will need some time before seeing your results, you might be a good candidate. Kybella® requires no incisions and no time off from work, making it suitable for people who cannot afford the downtime involved in a surgical procedure. 

Is There Any Downtime With Kybella®?

After your treatment, you may notice some warmth, redness, and swelling. The swelling can last for several weeks before fading away entirely. It occurs as Kybella® breaks up fat cells, indicating that your double chin is in the process of removal. You will have no downtime and can return to work or daily activities after treatment.

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