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What happens to skin after Kybella injections?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: KybellaWhat happens to skin after Kybella injections?
A patient asked 4 years ago
I am a 22 year old, 5’4”, 107lb female who eats well and exercises regularly. However, no matter what I do my double chin remains. I’m interested in getting a Kybella treatment for it, but am wondering what happens to the extra skin. Is it possible that in exchange for less fat a person might get a flab of skin under their neck? Since I’m young, my skin is relatively tight so I don’t know if that affects it.
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 4 years ago

What Happens to Skin after Kybella?

Hi and thank you for your question! The active ingredient in Kybella works as a detergent that destroys the fat cells and the fat cells will be gradually absorbed. The process will involve some levels of inflammation. Once the fat cells are gone, the skin will gradually readjust itself to the new volume although this varies from patient to patient and the skin of younger patients typically adjust better. Additionally, Kybella itself might have some skin tightening effect. Overall for someone in your age range, there shouldn’t be much concern with loosing your skin tightness following Kybella. I hope it helps and good luck!


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