Kybella®

Kybella is a revolutionary minimally-invasive treatment used to dramatically reduce moderate to severe submental fat under the chin, also referred to as a “double chin.” Along with CoolSculpting, Kybella is non-invasive alternative to liposuction for effectively removing excess submental fat below the chin with less risks and downtime.1,2

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What Is Kybella?

Kybella is a prescription injection that is administered over a series of treatment sessions. Kybella is placed under the chin and reduces submental chin fat by eliminating fat cells and achieving results that improve over time. Kybella treatments are highly customizable and can be tailored to achieve your cosmetic goals.

Candidates for Kybella

Good candidates for Kybella are individuals who have concerns about excess fat under the chin and desire a non-surgical treatment option. In addition, candidates should be at a healthy stable weight, have realistic expectations, and optimal skin elasticity.

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Benefits of Kybella

Kybella has many facial rejuvenation benefits, including:

  • Destroys submental chin fat cells
  • Eliminates the appearance of a “double chin”
  • Achieves a more attractive facial profile
  • Is a minimally invasive treatment option
  • Results are permanent

Your Kybella Treatment

During each Kybella session, the treatment area is numbed with a topical anesthetic and then Kybella is injected in a grid pattern into the targeted areas using a very fine needle. Depending on each patient’s anatomy and cosmetic goals, between two and six Kybella treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results, with at least one month between each session. Kybella treatments typically take 15 minutes, however, may take slightly longer depending on the size of the treatment area.

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Kybella Results

Once Kybella has been injected into submental fat on the chin, the fat cells are destroyed and excess fatty tissue will gradually begin to fade revealing a more contoured chin and profile.

FAQs About Kybella

How many Kybella sessions will I need?

The number of treatment sessions required can vary from patient to patient based on the amount of fat under the chin and your individual cosmetic goals. During your consultation, we’ll determine how many Kybella treatments you need.

When will I see the final results after Kybella?

Once Kybella has been injected, the submental fat will begin to slim with visible results appearing at approximately six weeks following your final treatment. Results will continue to improve six months following your last treatment.

Is Kybella permanent?

Yes, submental fat treated with Kybella is permanently destroyed. Maintaining a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine will help optimize your results.

Does Kybella have any risks and/or side effects?

Kybella is FDA-approved as safe, but mild side effects have been reported including swelling, bruising, itching, mild pain, and redness at the treatment site.

Can I combine Kybella with other cosmetic treatments?

Yes, our patients often choose to combine Kybella with other non-surgical treatments including Botox®, non-surgical facelift using dermal fillers, or CO2 laser resurfacing.

Schedule a Consultation For Kybella

Book your free cosmetic consultation for Kybella with our convenient self-scheduling that allows patients to choose a time that works best for them.

1 PRS Global Open. Noninvasive Submental Fat Compartment Treatment. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5172481/. Accessed March 25, 2022.
2 Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. Noninvasive approach to treatment of submental fullness. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29224033/.

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