The First and Only FDA-approved Injectable Treatment for “Double Chin” Recognized as “2015 Breakthrough” at Allure Awards Ceremony
What is Kybella™?
Kybella™ (deoxycholic acid) 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 (submental fat), also called, “double chin.” It is not known if Kybella™is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It is not known if Kybella™is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.
About 70% of people were bothered by the chin area or the fat under their chin,” said Dr. Scott Gerrish. “And that can be from genetics, it can be overweight, it can be aging. And this is the only treatment that can be non-surgical.”
Kybella™ is an FDA-approved injectable of deoxycholic acid that can contour the chin area. Dr. Gerrish says the acid is found naturally in the body and when concentrated in an injection to the chin, it destroys the fat cells.
Dr. Gerrish will design a customized treatment plan to help you improve your chin profile. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.
How it Works
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. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella™causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.