Getting rid of stubborn fat underneath the chin can seem practically impossible. That’s because excess chin fat (submental fullness) is usually an inherited trait. Even relatively lean, fit people can end up sporting a “double chin.” Luckily, we have Kybella.

What is Kybella?

kybella chin fat reduction injectable logoKybella is an injectable treatment that dissolves fat cells beneath the chin, helping to effectively (and permanently) reduce submental fullness without surgery and little to no downtime.

How does Kybella work?

The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, is a natural molecule that is also involved in the natural breakdown of fat during digestion. When injected directly into the fat pad beneath the chin, Kybella dissolves the cell membranes, essentially destroying the fat cell.

Kybella enjoys high patient satisfaction rates: over 82% of patients reported improved satisfaction with their appearance in a large medical study.

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Your Kybella treatment at La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa

Each Kybella treatment takes about 30 minutes. After numbing the area with a local anesthetic, your provider will inject Kybella into several points under the chin. You may feel a slight stinging sensation during the initial injection, though your overall treatment should be comfortable.

Watch an LJCMS patient receive a Kybella treatment

Mild bruising, swelling, and redness around the injection sites are normal for several days. Temporary numbness or hardness around the treated area may also occur and is completely normal. The intensity of side effects often lessens with each subsequent treatment.

Is Kybella safe?

Kybella is FDA approved for treating submental fullness, and we’ve used it at LJCSC and La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa since 2015. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Kybella is approved for fat reduction only under the chin
  • It’s the only FDA-approved injectable for treating moderate to severe fullness under the chin
  • Providers must complete Kybella training programs before they can offer treatment

Enjoy pain-free Kybella injections: add PRO-NOX™ to your treatment

We now offer an add-on option to use PRO-NOX™, a self-administered nitrous oxide (laughing gas) system, during Kybella injections.

PRO-NOX™ takes effect in seconds but wears off minutes after treatment, offering safe, convenient pain relief. If at any point you need to take the edge, simply take a couple of breaths through the PRO-NOX™ mouthpiece. Ask us about adding PRO-NOX™ to your treatment at your consultation!

How many Kybella treatments will I need?

We typically recommend 2 to 4 treatments, spaced at least a month apart. During each treatment, we will target slightly different areas of the chin to ensure even, natural-looking contours. You will see results after your first treatment, and results will improve with each additional session.

Give Us a Call to Get Started—Your Consultation is Free!

Interested in trying Kybella? Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We’ll help you find the right treatments for results you’ll love!