Kybella is an FDA-approved injection used to treat the area under the chin, permanently destroy fat cells and produce gradual results. Everyone’s chin profile is different, so your provider will tailor the treatment to your specific needs. The number of treatment sessions will vary based on the amount of fat under the chin and your treatment goals.

Kybella might be right for you if:

  • You’re bothered by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness.

  • You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are.

  • You don’t want to have surgery.

  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.

How many treatments do clients need?

Your specialist will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 Kybella treatments. 59% of patients received 6 treatments in clinical studies.

How long do results last?

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.

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Kybella Pre-Care Instructions:

  • Inform your It’s A Secret Service Professional if you are on blood thinners or have had procedures or surgery of your lower face or neck.

  • Plan your procedure so that you can have 4 full days before returning to work or important social engagements. Full swelling can take up to a 3 weeks to completely resolve.

  • Ibuprofen can be taken following the procedure for swelling and discomfort.

  •  Zyrtec (an antihistamine) can be taken for discomfort and itching that may result from the procedure.

  • You can begin icing the area 15 minutes before the procedure to reduce itching, inflammation and pain associated with Kybella.

Kybella Post-Care Instructions:

  • After your treatment, you should expect swelling and redness. You may also experience bruising, pain, numbness, and/or induration to the treated area. This will normally last less than 5 days, and for some patients may last up to 14 days. If the symptoms continue beyond 10 days or if other reactions occur, please contact the office.

  • You may elect to ice the area post-treatment. Apply the ice pack alternating 20minutes on/30 minutes off for up to 72 hours post treatment. Please remember that due to associated sensation impairment, icing too vigorously can cause frostbite and scarring.

  • Do not participate in strenuous activity for 3 days following treatment. Sleeping upright will reduce swelling.

  • Do not scratch, pick or traumatize the area in any way. Do not massage or manipulate the injection site.

  • You may wash your face the following morning using the products recommended by your It’s A Secret Service Professional.

  • Please discuss continuing use of your regular regimen post-treatment.

  • Call the office if you have any difficulty swallowing, speaking, crusting or scabbing in the treatment areas, asymmetry of your smile or any other unusual symptoms.