Kybella is a fantastic injectable for reducing submental fat. It works by destroying fat cells, leading to an inflammatory response. Although this can cause swelling in the treated area for a few days, it also tightens the skin in that region. The amount of fat reduction and skin retraction varies from person to person, but I've witnessed excellent results in my clinic.
The presence of some fat is crucial for achieving skin retraction with Kybella. If the area under the chin is primarily composed of loose skin without much fat, Kybella may not be the best recommendation. It's important to understand that Kybella treatment usually requires multiple sessions. While some patients achieve their desired results after two treatments, others may need three sessions. These treatments are typically spaced about 6 weeks apart.