How To Know If Kybella® Is The Right Treatment For You


Are you looking to improve the appearance of that dreaded double chin?

Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable solution that is used to treat submental fat or excess fat under the chin (also known as a double chin).

If you’re wondering what Kybella® is, how it works, and if you’re a good candidate then keep reading!

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable made up of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Over multiple treatment sessions, the solution dissolves fat cells in the area to be injected.

Kybella® is also used off-label to treat other small fat pockets on the body such as:

Above the knees and elbows

Around the upper arms

Area around the bra line aka “bra roll”

Kybella® works best on small areas, which is why it’s a top choice for treating the excess fat under the chin.

What to Expect During Your Kybella® Treatment

Upon arriving at your appointment, your provider will do a pre-treatment assessment to see if the treatment is suitable for your concerns and to get a better understanding of how/where to inject Kybella® for the best results.

  1. The actual injection is a quick and relatively painless process, generally lasting around 15-25 minutes.
  2. Your provider will measure and mark out the treatment area.
  3. The area will be cleansed and sanitized, and topical numbing cream may be applied.
  4. The Kybella® injections will be administered, with the number of vials used depending on your needs.

It usually takes more than one injection to produce a desired result, so your provider may book your next appointment following the first.

Mild to moderate swelling is common after the treatment, but this should go away within a week. Bruising is also common, but can be easily covered with makeup before it subsides.

Your injector may also recommend regularly applying ice packs and possibly wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling and bruising.

Who is a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

There are a variety of factors that can help determine if you are a good candidate for Kybella®:

  • You’re at a stable weight – While Kybella® does permanently dissolve fat cells, keeping a stable weight helps maintain results and prevents the double chin from coming back.
  • You maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine – Again, in order to maintain your results, it’s important to follow a healthy diet and to exercise often.
  • You have good skin elasticity – Good skin elasticity means the skin will not sag following treatment.
  • You don’t want to undergo surgery to address a double chin– Kybella® is an excellent option for those candidates who are hesitant to undergo cosmetic surgery such as liposuction.

Kybella® at Luminescence

If you check all of the boxes that make a good candidate, then consider getting Kybella® at Luminescence Aesthetics!

Countless clients at Luminescence have all noticed significant results in lessening excess fat under the chin. Every person’s chin profile is different, so our providers will work with you to create a customized treatment plan.

Get rid of stubborn chin fat with Kybella® – contact us today to learn more!

(716) 800-1916