Kybella




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We use Kybella® injections in our Bloomfield, Connecticut practice to dissolve fat cells below the chin (submental fat or “double chin”). Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.  The active ingredient in Kybella® is 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 fat beneath the chin, Kybella® causes the permanent destruction of the fat cells. Our medical providers design a treatment plan tailored to achieve the desired chin profile of the patient. During the treatment sessions, Kybella® is administered into the fat under the chin using multiple injections. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, call us at 860-242-0497 or Contact us.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat or double chin).

How does Kybella® work?

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 the chin, Kybella® causes the permanent destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

How many treatments will I need?

The Kybella® treatment regimen, including how many treatments are needed, is customized based on the desired chin profile of the patient. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your HCP will administer Kybella® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.

How long will the results last?

When injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Once the desired result is achieved, additional  Kybella® treatments are not expected.

Will I experience any side effects?

The safety profile of Kybella® is well characterized. The most common side effects include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. Our medical providers can provide advice about side effects during your complimentary consultation.