Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is naturally found in your body to help breakdown and absorb dietary fat. Deoxycholic acid is mixed with water, sodium chloride, and sodium hydroxide in an injectable form. Kybella is FDA-approved to destroy the fat cells that cause double chins.
Double chins are a giveaway of your age. Often, double chins are inevitable, and no matter what you do, they won’t go away. Kybella is injected into the fat under the chin and destroys the membranes of the cells that store fat. Once these cells are destroyed, they can no longer store fat. After treatment, the body’s natural healing and elimination processes take over, and in about four to six weeks, your double chin is dramatically reduced or eliminated.
Once Kybella destroys the fat cells, they are permanently removed. In clinical trials used by the FDA, even those patients who gained weight after Kybella injectables did not see their double chins return.