Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Skin Fitness Starts Here. Take Our Skin Quiz to Get Expert Advice, and 15% Off!

Everything You Need to Know About Kybella

What is Kybella?

Approved by the FDA in 2015, Kybella is a non-surgical injection administered to destroy fat cells beneath the chin. The process uses deoxycholic acid, a molecule that assists in breaking down and absorbing fat. The treatment is often suited for adults aged 18 years and above having moderate to acute fat under the chin.

Preparing for Your Kybella Treatment

To ensure you’re the right candidate for this double chin removing treatment, schedule a consultation with an expert Injector at any MDSkin Bar and Lounge location. They’ll review your medical history, including any previous cosmetic procedures or operations you may have had on your chin, face or neck. Also, remember to inform your provider if you’re nursing or pregnant to enable your them to advise you accordingly.

Generally, because Kybella is a non-surgical treatment, there is minimal preparation needed. However, washing your face thoroughly before the scheduled time will help minimize the risk of infection. The injection site will be properly sterilized by your provider before your treatment begins.

How Does Kybella Work?

Deoxycholic acid is a naturally secreted compound generated by the human body to assist in absorbing excess fat. Kybella treatment utilizes a synthetic version of this compound in the form of an injection. After the injection, deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cells under the chin to prevent them from storing fat.

To ensure safe and effective results, be sure you get your Kybella injections from one of our expert injectors if you’re a resident of Scottsdale, Chandler or Phoenix, Arizona. Deoxycholic acid in Kybella injections can kill other untargeted cells if not administered properly. Therefore, only trained personnel should administer the injection.

Before the treatment, your injector will label the injection areas using a marker and apply an anesthetic to relieve pain. Usually, your injector will administer between 20 and 50 injections beneath the chin. Deoxycholic acid then functions slowly to destroy fat cells over the next few weeks. Generally, the treatment period needed for the procedure to be effective differs from one individual to another. Often, several sessions are required to achieve optimal outcomes. You may benefit from a maximum of six Kybella sessions, with not less than a month between each treatment.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Kybella?

Although Kybella is non-surgical, a few common side effects related to it include numbness, swelling, pain, bruising and redness in the treatment area. The recovery process associated with Kybella is quick and common side effects ease up within two weeks.

Severe complications may occur in some cases, including difficulty swallowing, jaw nerve injury, and muscle fatigue. In case you encounter one of these severe side effects, ensure you seek medical care immediately.

Kybella Results

Most individuals require several sessions to achieve the desired aesthetic objectives with Kybella. Studies indicate that most individuals who underwent Kybella treatment achieved visible outcomes after two to four sessions. After the deoxycholic acid kills fat cells in the chin, the result should be long-lasting. At this point, no further treatment is expected as the cells can’t store fat anymore.

What is the Cost of Kybella Treatment?

On average, a single Kybella procedure costs at least $1,200 and at most $1,800. However, the overall cost you incur depends on the number of sessions required to achieve your ideal jaw contour.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are in the Scottsdale, Phoenix or Chandler, Arizona area, and interested in discovering if Kybella treatment is right for you, schedule your consultation with MDSkin by calling or filling out our online contact form today!


More from our blog