Is your chin taking over your profile?
Kybella is a new injectable treatment used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also called “double chin.” When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells.
What is Kybella?
Kybella injection is the first and only FDA-approved prescription nonsurgical treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin.
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Who is a good candidate for Kybella?
Anyone who feels as if there is a little fat pocket under their chin, noticeable especially when their chin is tilted down, or from profile, may be a good candidate. This submental fullness often bothers people, making them feel overweight or jowly, even though the area is often resistant to diet and exercise. Sometimes this is genetic even in younger people, sometimes it is related to weight fluctuations, or a natural progression with age. Men notice it on their profiles as often as women do, if not more so.