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What is Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-Approved injectable treatment for the elimination of fat under the chin and neck. Kybella is an injectable cosmetic that breaks down unwanted fat that is creating the look of a “double chin”. Kybella contains deoxycholic acid which gradually breaks down fat once injected. Kybella is a great solution for those who have submental fullness under their chin that is making them look heavier than they really are. Submental fullness under the chin is often stubborn and does not respond to diet and exercise.

How are Kybella Injections Performed?

To begin treatments, the injector will apply a grid type pattern to the chin and neck area. This helps map out where the injections should be placed. Your practitioner will decide how many syringes is necessary based on your degree of fullness. Once a number of syringes are decided and the grid is placed the injector will begin the treatment by injecting at all of the points on the grid.


Recovery time varies from patient to patient due to the tendency to swell, however, many see swelling reduce over the period of 1-3 days. Since it is an injection some may even experience some minor bruising which will improve over the course of a week. Other than some swelling and bruising, some patients will experience some tenderness and soreness for the first few days but this can be made more tolerable with ice and over the counter pain medication. There is no physical downtime required for this treatment making any downtime up to the comfort of the patient.

If you are curious about Kybella treatments and want to know if they are a good option for you, contact Dr. Ehrmantraut’s Maryland office today to schedule an appointment.
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