Do you have stubborn fat below the chin that won’t budge with diet and exercise? Kybella can dissolve that double chin for you. Kybella is a FDA approved non-surgical treatment that can improve the contours of your chin, without surgery. But how does it work and how long does Kybella last.
What is Kybella
Kybella is an injectable treatment that is indicated for the removal of moderate to severe fatty tissue below the chin, also known as submental fat. It is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the body, and is used to help metabolize dietary fat.
When injected into the subcutaneous fat below the chin, Kybella breaks apart the membrane of the fat cells, but does not damage the surrounding tissue. It typically requires a course of 2-3 treatments to get the desired results. Each session takes 15-20 minutes, and involves several injections under the chin.
How Long Does Kybella Last
The fat cells that are treated with Kybella are gone for good, and since the body does not make new fat cells, the results achieved are long lasting. Although fat cells may remain after treatment, there are fewer cells there than before. Therefore if a patient does put on weight in the future, there will be some weight gain in the deeper fat pockets that were not treated by Kybella. However, the increase in fat in the submental area should not be significant (click here to learn more).