What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment specifically designed to target and reduce submental fat, commonly known as a “double chin.” It contains synthetic 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 the chin, KYBELLA® disrupts fat cells, causing them to break down and be gradually eliminated by the body’s natural processes. This results in a more contoured and defined jawline, effectively reducing the appearance of a double chin. KYBELLA® offers a non-surgical and minimally invasive solution for individuals seeking to address excess fat in the submental area.
Common Aesthetic Concerns Addressed by KYBELLA®:
KYBELLA® is primarily designed to address the aesthetic concern of submental fat, often referred to as a “double chin.” This treatment is specifically targeted at reducing and eliminating the excess fat that can accumulate beneath the chin, resulting in an improved and more defined jawline. Many individuals are bothered by the appearance of a double chin, and KYBELLA® provides a non-surgical solution to help them achieve a slimmer and more youthful neck profile without the need for liposuction or other invasive procedures.
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
KYBELLA® works through a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental area (beneath the chin), KYBELLA® disrupts the fat cell membranes, causing them to break apart and release their stored fat contents. The body then naturally processes and eliminates the fat through its metabolic processes.
Over time, this fat reduction results in a noticeable reduction in the fullness under the chin, leading to a more contoured and defined jawline. KYBELLA® treatments are typically administered in a series of sessions, with each session spaced several weeks apart to allow for optimal results. This gradual approach allows individuals to achieve their desired outcome with minimal downtime and a non-surgical solution to address the aesthetic concern of a double chin.
Benefits of KYBELLA®:
Non-Surgical Solution: KYBELLA® is a non-surgical treatment, meaning it does not require invasive procedures or incisions.
Effective Fat Reduction: It effectively reduces fat beneath the chin, leading to a more defined jawline and improved facial profile.
Customizable Treatment: KYBELLA® treatments can be tailored to the individual’s specific needs, with the number of sessions adjusted to achieve the desired results.
Minimally Invasive: The injections are relatively quick and minimally invasive, with most sessions taking about 15-20 minutes.
No Downtime: Unlike surgery, there is minimal downtime associated with KYBELLA®. Patients can typically resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure.
Long-Lasting Results: Once the desired results are achieved, they can be long-lasting, as the treated fat cells are permanently eliminated.
Improved Confidence: Reduction in submental fullness can lead to increased self-confidence and a more youthful appearance.
The Science Behind KYBELLA®:
When KYBELLA® is injected into the submental area, it works by disrupting the membranes of fat cells. This disruption causes the fat cells to rupture and release their stored fat content. The body’s natural metabolic processes then gradually eliminate these fat cell remnants.
Over time, typically several weeks to a few months, the treated fat cells are permanently removed from the body. This results in a noticeable reduction in submental fullness and leads to a more contoured and defined jawline.
The scientific principle behind KYBELLA® demonstrates its effectiveness in addressing submental fat, offering patients a non-surgical solution to improve their facial profile and overall appearance.