The active ingredient in Kybella is a lab-developed form of deoxycholic acid. This substance is a natural fat dissolver that is found in the body. We use an FDA-approved synthetic form that is safe for injection. Since it destroys fat cells easily, injecting it beneath the skin dissolves any fats there. Kybella is the very first fat-dissolving injectable treatment to be approved by the FDA.
Most people think that one appointment is enough to get their desired results. Unfortunately, Kybella treatments are designed to be given over multiple treatments – usually about 4 to 6 monthly appointments. Each injection melts away a layer of fat until you’ve reached the desired result you are hoping for.
The amazing part about Kybella is that the dissolved fat cells actually get processed by your body, the same as any waste. Once a cell has been destroyed and processed by your body, it will not come back. You could potentially gain new fat cells, particularly if you gain a significant amount of weight. However, most people are able to maintain their diets, and even help their skin tighten naturally, by doing a few simple things: keeping their body weight steady, always applying sunscreen when outdoors, and not drinking too much alcohol.