Discover Non-Surgical Fat Reduction with Kybella

Regarding non-surgical cosmetic treatments, Kybella has emerged as a popular option for those seeking a more defined jawline and the reduction of submental fat, commonly known as a “double chin.” Here’s everything you need to know about Kybella, including what it does, how the treatment works, the recommended number of treatments, post-treatment care, and the longevity of the results!


What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to reduce fat under the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.


How Does Kybella Work?

The process begins with a consultation with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if Kybella is the right treatment for you. During the treatment:

Preparation: The treatment area is cleaned, and a topical anesthetic or ice pack may be applied to minimize discomfort.
Marking: Your provider uses a specially designed template to mark the injection sites under your chin.
Injection: Kybella is injected into the submental fat at multiple sites. The number of injections depends on the amount of fat and your desired profile.

Once injected, deoxycholic acid works to break down and absorb the fat cells. Over time, the body naturally eliminates these destroyed cells through its metabolic processes.


How Many Treatments Are Recommended?

The number of Kybella treatments needed varies from person to person. Most individuals require multiple treatments to achieve their desired results. Typically:

Initial Treatments: Most people receive 2-4 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.
Maximum Treatments: Up to 6 treatments may be administered, depending on the severity of the submental fat and the individual’s response to the treatment.

Your provider will create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and aesthetic goals!


Post-Treatment Care

After a Kybella treatment, it is normal to experience some side effects, including swelling, bruising, pain, redness, and areas of hardness around the treatment area. These effects are usually temporary and subside within a few days to a couple of weeks. To ensure a smooth recovery, consider the following post-treatment tips:

Avoid Touching the Area: Minimize touching, rubbing, or massaging the treated area to prevent irritation.
Apply Ice Packs: Use ice packs intermittently to reduce swelling and discomfort.
Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help with the body’s natural healing processes.
Follow Your Provider’s Instructions: Adhere to any specific aftercare instructions provided.


How Long Do Results Last?

One of the significant benefits of Kybella is the longevity of its results. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat again. Therefore, the results are considered permanent. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, is crucial to sustaining your improved chin profile. Significant weight gain after treatment could potentially affect the results.


Kybella offers a non-surgical solution for those seeking to reduce submental fat and achieve a more contoured jawline. With a series of carefully administered treatments, Kybella effectively breaks down and eliminates fat cells, providing lasting results. As with any cosmetic procedure, it is essential to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine the best approach for your individual needs. By following post-treatment care guidelines and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy the benefits of Kybella for years to come.

If you’re considering Kybella, schedule a consultation with one of our providers to discuss your goals and see if this treatment is right for you. Embrace the confidence that comes with a slimmer, more defined chin, and say goodbye to your double chin with Kybella!