What is Kybella®?

Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”

How is it unique?

Kybella® is the first-of-its-kind, nonsurgical option for the fullness under the chin.

PERMANENTLY destroys fat cells in the treated area.

Improves the chin profile.

Potential causes of submental fullness

  • Weight gain
  • Genetics
  • Aging

How does  Kybella® work?

First, deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that helps break down fat in the body.

Secondly, the active ingredient in  Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid.

Third, fat cells are broken down each time  Kybella® is injected into the treatment area beneath the chin.

Fourth, over a period of time, those cells are cleared away through the natural processes of your body.

Lastly, you are left with a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.

What to expect

You will come in for a consultation to discuss how many treatments may be necessary for optimal results (typically this is between 2-4, but varies).

Then you complete the necessary electronic forms.

Your provider applies a topical anesthetic and ice, and places a temporary tattoo over the area to mark treatment locations.

You injections are completed in an efficient manner to promote comfort and ice is reapplied.

We schedule your follow-up appointment.


Swelling is apparent after treatment and may continue for several weeks (this is the reason  Kybella® is very popular in the winter months).

Ice is welcoming but a bag of frozen peas is best!

Each treatment is typically 6-8 weeks apart.

Learn more about  Kybella® on their OFFICIAL SITE HERE.