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Does Kybella Tighten the Skin?

Kybella is a popular non-invasive treatment for fat reduction. It is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment to reduce fat under the chin! 

Kybella is an injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin, thus reducing the appearance of a double chin. A double chin is notoriously difficult to eliminate and can make you appear heavier than you actually are. With Kybella, submental fat cells are targeted and destroyed without affecting surrounding tissue. After these fat cells are destroyed, the body naturally absorbs and eliminates them, and gradually the double chin will reduce in size.

Kybella is formulated with deoxycholic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps absorb and eliminate fat. Kybella has been thoroughly tested in clinical trials and found to be safe and effective. The procedure takes about 15 minutes. Most people will require 2-3 visits, spaced a month apart to achieve the desired effects. It may take 4-6 weeks after each treatment to see results. Common side effects are swelling, bruising, numbness and redness.

Kybella treatments do not take long to perform and there is no need for anesthesia. In addition, there is no downtime necessary, making it a great option for busy people without time in their schedule for a lengthy recovery! 

Although Kybella is successful in destroying fat cells, it does not tighten loose skin. If a patient has loose skin as well as submental fat under the chin, Kybella plus a skin tightening treatment such as Ultherapy can provide great results and leave the patient with a tight, youthful neck contour.If you are interested in fat reduction with Kybella, contact David W. Allison, MD today by calling 703-754-8228 or visiting website to schedule a consultation with Dr. Allison.