What is kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. After injection, Kybella provides patients with a more defined profile.

Kybella Treatment

How it Works

At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, we administer Kybella as a series of small injections into the fat tissue under the chin. When injected, Kybella destroys the fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. However, multiple treatments may be necessary and are typically spaced a month apart.



After a Kybella treatment, patients do not require any downtime. It is common for patients to experience some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform our staff if you develop any side effects after treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are ideal candidates for chin reduction with kybella?

Kybella is an excellent choice for men or women with excess submental fat causing the appearance of a double chin. The Kybella injections are a non-invasive procedure, making it an ideal choice for patients wanting to avoid more invasive procedures, such as liposuction.

How many kybella treatments will i need?

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments will vary from patient to patient. Our experienced physicians will help determine how many sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Kybella treatment session is given at least one month apart and does not exceed six treatment sessions. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments. Once you have achieved your desired aesthetic goal, further treatments are not typically needed.

When will i see results from my kybella treatment?

Fat reduction in the area of treatment is gradual and improves over a period of weeks to months. One of the many benefits of Kybella is that it destroys the fat cells. After the appropriate amount of sessions, the results should be permanent, and maintenance is not required.

Can kybella be combined with other treatments?

Kybella can be combined with other body contouring treatments, such as CoolSculpting and TruSculpt iD. Our board-certified dermatologists have the ability to provide customized treatment plans using a variety of fat reduction techniques for best results.

How can I save on kybella treatments?

  • Brilliant Distinctions Program – For further savings on Kybella treatments, join Brilliant Distinctions, Allergan’s point-based rewards program.

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