How Does Kybella Work?

How Does Kybella Work?

If you are self-conscious about your double chin, you may be questioning if Kybella is right for you. Whether you’ve seen Kybella commercials, online advertisements, or you’ve heard good things about it from friends, you are probably wondering, “How does Kybella work?” You’d probably also like to know if it will work for you. The first and only FDA-approved injectable double chin treatment, Kybella improves the profile and appearance of the chin by permanently destroying fat cells. Learn more about how Kybella works and additional information by reading on below.

How Does Kybella Work to Reduce Double Chin Fat?

People develop extra fat beneath their chins for many reasons, and it doesn’t only happen due to weight gain. While gaining weight can prompt the development of a double chin, it often occurs naturally with age. Genetics also play a major role in determining your propensity for developing double chin fat. This is why even if you diet and exercise diligently, your double chin fat may stubbornly remain.

So, how does Kybella work to reduce unwanted double chin fat? The answer lies in its primary active ingredient: deoxycholic acid. The synthetic deoxycholic acid that is found in Kybella destroys fat cells. A naturally occurring molecule in the human body, deoxycholic acid’s primary role is to aid in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When the deoxycholic acid is injected into the affected area and then goes to work to destroy fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness.

The best thing about Kybella is that once it destroys those fat cells, they never return again. This means that they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Once your initial treatments are done and you have achieved the desired results, additional treatments likely won’t be necessary.

Kybella Clinical Trials and FDA Approval

Kybella was FDA approved in April 2015. This came following an extensive series of clinical trials that assessed the efficacy and safety of Kybella. The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana was one of these clinical trial facilities testing Kybella for safety and real patient results, making us the most experienced providers administering Kybella in Indiana.

At the conclusion of the trial, approximately 43 percent of those who were treated with Kybella had at least a 10 percent reduction in submental fat, or fat below the chin. This is compared to just 5 percent of those who received the placebo. Additionally, side effects to Kybella that were assessed during clinical trials were generally mild and short-lived. Most side effects occurred temporarily at the treatment site and included swelling, numbness, bruising and redness.

How Does Kybella Work? Find Out for Yourself!

How does Kybella work and will it work for you? Only a consultation with our board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke can answer that! Stop feeling self-conscious and unhappy about the way you look due to a double chin. In just six treatments, Kybella can shrink it away once and for all. Trust your treatment to the experts in fat reduction and contact us for a consultation today.