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Kybella

KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) is an injectable treatment for improving the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), commonly known as a “double chin”.

Double Chin Treatment

Submental fullness, or a double chin, can be caused by weight gain, aging and genetics. Since factors other than weight can be involved, diet and exercise alone may not be enough to help.

Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body. It is found in the liver and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When deoxycholic acid is injected into the fat beneath the chin, fat cells are permanently destroyed and processed through the body’s natural metabolism.

The number of treatments required varies per individual. Your treatment needs are based on the amount of fat in the treatment area and your personal aesthetic goals. Up to 6 treatments may be given, spaced at least one month apart. Most patients will require a minimum of 2 treatments, then reassessed for additional needs. During each session, multiple small injections are made under the chin. The injection process is brief, taking only 15-20 minutes to complete. The exact number of injections will vary based on the size of the treatment area.

79% of adults treated with Kybella in clinical studies reported improved satisfaction with the appearance of their chin profile 12 weeks after their last treatment. Individuals reported feeling more satisfied with how they looked and felt about themselves.

Schedule your consultation with a member of our medical team to determine if Kybella is right for you.

Kybella Before and After Photos

Individual results will vary. Results are not guaranteed. 

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Kybella Double Chin Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate?

Kybella may be right for you if you are over 18 years of age and bothered by a double chin, but don’t want surgery. Ideal candidates eat well and exercise, but struggle with submental fullness.

You cannot be treated if you have an infection in the treatment area.

What is the downtime?

Bruising and swelling may be experienced for 2-3 weeks after your treatment, but most people are able to resume normal activities immediately.

How long until I see results?

Most individuals will see results after 2-4 treatments.

Does it hurt?

Some individuals may experience mild pain after treatment. To help alleviate this, we may have you apply a cold compress to the area prior to treatment. Your nurse will determine if a local anesthetic is necessary as well.

Are the results permanent?

When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.

Are there any side effects?

The injection site may be sensitive after your treatment and swelling is likely. In clinical studies, most reported cases of swelling were mild or moderate and generally became less severe and happened less often with each treatment. To help reduce pain and swelling, your nurse may apply a cold pack or local anesthesia to the area.

Besides swelling, other common side effects include bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.

Serious but uncommon side effects include nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness) or trouble swallowing.

How many treatments will I need?

Since everyone’s chin size and shape is different, the number of treatments required varies from patient to patient. During a complimentary consultation, a Healing Waters nurse or physician will recommend a treatment course personalized to your needs and goals.

Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.

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