How Does Kybella® Work?
Kybella® works by targeting and breaking down fat cells in your double chin. It uses deoxycholic acid, a lab-created version of a molecule found in your own body. In your digestive system, deoxycholic acid helps break apart dietary fats. When injected, Kybella® targets your submental fat without affecting other structures. The damaged fat cells will disappear over time as your lymphatic system filters them away.
Is There Any Downtime After Kybella®?
You can resume your usual activities after Kybella® with few limitations. While you will not need downtime, most people experience swelling in the treatment area. This swelling can take a few days to fade entirely. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
You may notice different sensations in the treated area as Kybella® acts on your fat cells. The swelling occurs due to the damage to your fat cells. It indicates that your immune system is working, which helps your body remove these cells more quickly. You can promote good lymphatic drainage by staying hydrated and physically active.