Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. Kybella “disrupts” the fat cell membrane, causing the fat cell to release its fatty contents to reveal a youthful, fitter under-chin profile without the need for invasive surgery. This revolutionary injectable doesn’t just temporarily remove excess fat from under your chin; Kybella actually interferes with the ability of the submental fat cells to store fat. Unlike other injectables that only remain effective for a few years, Kybella should not need to be repeated once your desired aesthetic is reached.
How does Kybella work?
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. 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. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism. Patients generally receive between two to six treatments of Kybella, depending on the amount of submental fat they have and their individual treatment goals. Treatments take about 20 minutes and are administered right on-site by Dr. Hiranaka. After treatment, your body processes the broken down fat from the area, revealing your new profile in a gradual progression.
If you are interested in reducing the appearance of unsightly fullness under your chin, schedule a consultation to discuss Kybella injections with Dr. Hiranaka. He can determine if you are a good candidate for Kybella, answer any questions you have and discuss possible side effects. Call Dr. Hiranaka’s office at 326.2040 to begin enjoying the sleek, fitter chin and neckline appearance that this innovative injectable can create.