Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of your profile by destroying submental fat. The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in our body that helps break down and absorb fat.
When injected into the fat below the chin, Kybella® begins to break down and dissolve the fat cells in this area. Once the cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Your body's lymphatic system safely removes the dead cells over several weeks. As each week passes, the volume under the chin diminishes, and the appearance of your profile improves. Depending on the amount of fat initially present, a series of treatments may be needed to reach your aesthetic goal.
Kybella® is FDA-approved to eliminate fat under the chin to improve a patient's profile, but your provider can use it to reduce fat in other areas.