Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is the first and only FDA approved injectable medication for the reduction of fullness under the chin due to excess fat accumulation (“double chin”). This fullness can be due to genetic factors, weight gain or part of the aging process. You don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under the chin.
Kybella is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the subcutaneous fat, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
Kybella offers a non-surgical alternative to liposuction and surgery. To find out if you are a candidate for Kybella, contact our office for a consultation.