How Does Kybella Work?


How Does Kybella Work?

Melting away that stubborn chin fat, sculpting a contoured jawline, benefits of liposuction with no down time, all in an injectable given in less than an hour? If you are wondering if this super shot sounds too good to be true you may also be asking “how does kybella work?”

Kybella is an FDA-approved, synthetic deoxycholic acid used to breakdown and absorb dietary fat. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring bile acid found in the gallbladder and liver. Kybella targets and destroys the submental fat that causes the appearance of a double chin. Once the fat cells are eliminated, they cannot hold fat any longer. Much like the body’s own deoxycholic acid filtering through the digestive system, the damaged cells are then flushed away naturally by the body, resulting in a slimmer, smoother contour.

As the first and only double chin treatment of its kind, Kybella is ideal for anyone over the age of 18 who has been unable to eliminate a double chin regardless of diet and exercise and those who want to avoid invasive surgery. Injections are considered relatively pain free and the area will be numbed prior to treatment to ensure a comfortable experience. Your treatment plan will be tailored by your provider, but most patients can expect up to 50 injections during a single treatment.

Although 76% of patients are satisfied with their Kybella experience, it is important to understand upfront that Kybella results are gradual. Most patients will require up to 6 treatments spaced at least 1 month apart. In clinical studies it has been noted that 59% of patients will need all 6 treatments. Noticeable differences from injections will take 4 to 6 weeks after the final treatment. Patience will pay off in the end because the results of Kybella are a permanent fix to the appearance of your profile.

If you are ready to achieve that chiseled jawline and remove the annoyance of the extra padding under your chin, schedule an in-depth consultation with our board-certified professionals at David W. Allison, MD. We look forward to providing you with education and care to achieve your aesthetic goals. Call 703-754-8228 or visit WEBSITE for more information. 

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