Kybella®, otherwise known as deoxycholic acid, acts to break down the fat that forms a double chin. This submental fat can develop with age or as a result of heredity. Regardless of the reason it develops, almost everyone who has a double chin would like to get rid of it.

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What is Kybella®?

Deoxycholic acid works as part of the system that breaks down and processes dietary fat in our bodies. When the synthetic form, Kybella®, is injected into the submental fat of the double chin area, it begins to damage and break down these fat cells. The only FDA-approved injectable to treat a double chin, Kybella® offers a non-surgical, non-invasive method of removing this stubborn fat. 

How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella® works by disrupting and breaking down the fat that forms your double chin. When injected into this area as a series of injections, Kybella® immediately starts to work on the fat cells. After the fat cells have been broken down, the body’s lymphatic system will naturally filter away the remnants of fat, leaving the area smoother and more contoured. 

The fat cells removed with Kybella® will never come back. We recommend that most people receive two to three treatments, each spaced four to six weeks apart. This ensures the maximum removal of unwanted fat. You should not need further treatments, since the fat cells cannot regrow. 

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What Results Will I See from Kybella®?

You will start to see results in a few weeks, and you will see a gradual but continuous improvement over the course of treatment and for weeks afterward. Results take time because even though Kybella® may have done its job, the body needs time to remove what remains of the fat in the area. As this process occurs, results will continue to get better. 

You will see your jawline and the shape of your chin become more visible and defined. The mass of submental fat will steadily shrink away, and you will look rejuvenated and youthful without your double chin to weigh you down. For some people, the skin may even tighten and lift as a result of collagen fibers replacing the removed fat. 

Am I a Candidate for Kybella®?

You are a good candidate for Kybella® if you have unwanted fat in your submental area, also called a double chin. You should not have Kybella® if you are pregnant or nursing or if you have ever 

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If you’d like to learn more about skin tightening or are wondering if you’re a good candidate for this treatment, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at Renew MD in Reno, Nevada today. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!