A Short Guide to Kybella

A Short Guide to Kybella

Kybella is a patented formulation of a pure, nonanimal-derived version of deoxycholic acid, which is an endogenous molecule that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat.

Once injected, Kybella physically disrupts the cell membrane, causing the destruction of fat cells. However, it can also destroy other types of cells, such as skin cells, if it is inadvertently injected into the skin, according to a news release from the FDA.

A Good Alternative to Liposuction or Surgery

A lot of people avoid dealing with their double chins beacuse they don’t want to have plastic surgery or liposuction. But Kybella only requires the patient to have injections in their chin, so anesthesia is not required.

The safety and effectiveness of Kybella for treatment of submental fat were established in two clinical trials involving 1022 adults with moderate or severe submental fat who were randomly assigned to receive either Kybella or placebo for up to six treatments.

Kybella is identical to the deoxycholic acid that is produced in the body. Deoxycholic acid produced in the body helps the body absorb fats. Once it’s injected into the neck and chin area, it goes to work removing fat cells in the treated area. Then the fat cells are naturally absorbed by the body.

Preparing to Have Treatments

Treatment with Kybella should only be provided by a licensed health care professional. Kybella is among the safest treatments for double chins available. Prior to the injections being administered, the chin of the patient is marked carefully so that they’re given in the right places.

You’ll Need More Than One Session

When you are having Kybella administered, chances are that you are going to need more than one session. The majority of patients have anywhere from 2 to 6 treatments for optimal results.

Each of these sessions will involve anywhere from 12 to 50 injections per session, and each will be spaced around a month apart. Each of these sessions also can last between 15 to 20 minutes per time. But normally patients will see some visible results just three weeks after they’ve started their sessions.


After several Kybella treatments, a patient can feel good about having a brand-new appearance. They aren’t going to have to worry about the embarrassment of a double chin.

If you’re concerned about having a double chin but you don’t want to have plastic surgery, think about having Kybella injections done. It can help you look a lot better and feel better about the way that you look, giving you a boost of confidence.

Questions about Kybella?

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