If you struggle with fat underneath the chin, Kybella is a non-surgical treatment option that may help you reach your cosmetic goals. At TLC Medical in Tampa, we’re happy to offer Kybella treatment to our patients seeking a slimmer profile and youthful appearance.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable treatment to minimize the appearance of excess fat beneath the chin (submental fat). In fact, Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for this cosmetic concern. It’s safe, non-surgical, and effective, making it an ideal choice for patients who are uncomfortable with submental fat.

Submental fat often appears with age and can be difficult to eliminate — even with dieting and exercise. Commonly called a double chin, this common cosmetic concern may be effectively treated with Kybella injections. Your provider will determine the right number of Kybella treatment sessions for your unique chin profile.

How Does It Work?

The active ingredient in Kybella injections is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is naturally found in the body and helps it process dietary fat.

As the main ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid works to eradicate fat cells underneath the chin. Kybella injections cause excess under-chin fat to break down and be absorbed by the body, creating a more defined profile.

Once the fat cells beneath your chin have been eliminated by the deoxycholic acid in Kybella, it can’t return. This is because the area beneath your chin will no longer be able to store fat. This makes Kybella a lasting solution for patients who struggle with a double chin.

Kybella Treatment: What to Expect

Kybella can only be administered by trained healthcare providers, like a member of the team at TLC Medical in Tampa. The injections are small and can be completed in just 15 or 20 minutes. This makes it easy to fit Kybella treatment sessions into even the busiest of schedules.

At least one month should separate your Kybella treatment sessions. Six total treatment sessions is the maximum, though some patients will achieve their desired results in fewer treatments. We will tailor your Kybella treatment plan to your personal needs and goals.

Inflammation, bruising, and numbness are possible side effects after a Kybella treatment. These side effects are typically mild and will fade in about a week. Since Kybella is a non-surgical treatment option, it requires minimal downtime when compared to traditional cosmetic procedures.

To learn more about Kybella treatments from the professional team at TLC Medical in Tampa, contact us today!