KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection 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), also called “double chin.” KYBELLA works by an active ingredient called 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 your chin, KYBELLA causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. If you are bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, ask Dr. Rocker if KYBELLA is right for you.
You and Dr. Rocker will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, Dr. Rocker 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.
In this video, Dr. Rocker performs a treatment on a Kybella candidate.