How Does Kybella® Work?

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If you’ve struggled with unwanted fullness under the chin, then there’s a good chance you’ve already heard about Kybella® injections.

Kybella® – an FDA-approved injection that works to reduce under the chin and jawline fullness – is an excellent solution for people who follow healthy lifestyle practices, but just can’t seem to whittle away that double chin or stubborn jawline fat.

Results with Kybella® can be permanent, provided patients continue to engage in healthy practices.

So how exactly does Kybella® work? And how do you know if it’s right for you?

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A Step-by-Step Guide on How Kybella® Works

1. Your Kybella® injection is placed in the subcutaneous tissue with a small needle.

Kybella® is injected directly into the submental (AKA under chin) fat tissue. This placement allows the active ingredient of Kybella® to get to work as quickly as possible.

2. The deoxycholic acid dissolves fat cells.

Once injected, the deoxycholic acid – Kybella®’s main ingredient – works to dissolve away fat cells, all while leaving surrounding healthy cells untouched. The sensation produced by this treatment is akin to a warming or slight burning feeling which typically subsides quickly after your treatment.

3. The treatment is done in about 45 minutes.

The total Kybella® treatment takes about 45 minutes or less, making it a highly convenient treatment for most individuals. What’s more, you may only need just one Kybella® injection to see your best results.

4. Dissolved fat cells are flushed away.

Once dissolved, the body flushes the broken-down fat cells out of the body, leaving behind a noticeable reduction in submental fat.

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella® Treatments?

You’re a good candidate for Kybella® injections if you have moderate under the chin or jawline fat and can’t seem to get rid of it through diet and exercise alone. Kybella® patients should have good skin laxity, as Kybella® does not tighten any sagging skin that’s left behind the post-fat reduction.

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about how Kybella® works to reduce chin fat?

Please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology, serving Memphis & Collierville at (901) 624-3333.

We look forward to working with you!

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