The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, and reduces submental fat or the “double chin”. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile. Each Kybella treatment session is given one month apart. Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient , however 2-6 treatment is the usual. Dr. Woods will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals.