KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine that is identical to the deoxycholic acid that is produced in the body. It is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also known as “double chin.”
Deoxycholic acid produced in the body helps the body absorb fats. Kybella is a cytolytic drug, which when injected into tissue physically destroys the cell membrane. When properly injected into submental fat, the drug destroys fat cells; however, it can also destroy other types of cells, such as skin cells, if it is inadvertently injected into the skin.