Kybella, also known as ATX-101, is an injectable treatment that targets the fat that results in the “double chin”. The injection is approved by the FDA for the removal of chin fat, a result previously only possible with a surgical procedure such as liposuction. When injected into the treatment area, Kybella’s active component, deoxycholic acid, goes to work breaking down the fat in the area. The fat deposits are gradually dissolved and naturally removed from the body as waste.
At Laser Aesthetics of Colorado, we are happy to offer our Centennial Kybella patients a treatment that provides great results without requiring any incisions or a long recovery time.
Candidates for Kybella
- Patients with a double chin that is resistant to prolonged exercise and/or diet regimens
- Patients with a limited amount of submental fat
- Patients seeking an improved appearance to their chin without undergoing a surgical procedure
Kybella was approved in May 2015 as a non-surgical injection used to remove fat from the chin area. It has proven to be a viable treatment when administered in patients that are good candidates. Not all patients with a double chin can be properly treated by Kybella due to a number of factors that impact the chin area.
At Laser Aesthetics of Colorado, if Kybella isn’t a particularly good option for a specific patient we offer an alternative treatment plan that will provide the best possible result. Side effects associated with Kybella are rare and are limited to minor bruising, swelling and temporary facial pain.
How Kybella is Administered
After the treatment area is properly cleansed, Kybella is injected to a specific depth beneath the skin’s surface to target the subcutaneous fat cells that cause the appearance of a double chin. The destroyed fat cells are unable to store or accumulate fat and are eventually removed from the body through natural processes.
Our Centennial Kybella patients sometimes need more than one injection treatment to achieve the desired result. Follow-up appointments are scheduled based on the results of the initial injection. Some patients may need as many as six treatments to experience a complete result.