Excess submental fat can be caused by genetics, weight gain, or aging. If you are bothered by mild to moderate submental fullness, you may be a very good candidate for Kybella treatments. Its active ingredient is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat cells under the skin, Kybella destroys those cells, rendering them incapable of future storage or accumulation of fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from person to person; many patients see visible results in 2-4 Kybella treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart.