How Does Kybella Work and What Makes It an Effective Non-Surgical Option

Kybella by The Aesthetics Society in Southlake TX

Kybella represents a straightforward approach to addressing submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin. Approved by the FDA, this treatment uses deoxycholic acid, a substance your body intrinsically produces to break down dietary fat, targeting and eliminating fat cells beneath the chin. The allure of Kybella lies in its non-surgical nature, offering an effective alternative to traditional fat reduction methods such as liposuction. With Kybella, there are no scalpels and no extensive downtime, and the results are designed to be permanent, assuming no significant weight gain. This treatment simplifies the path to a more defined jawline, making it an appealing choice for those seeking to enhance their profile without surgery. 

Understanding Kybella

Kybella is a treatment specifically designed to tackle the issue of submental fullness, which most people refer to as a double chin. Deoxycholic acid, a chemical that naturally exists in the body and is essential to the digestion and absorption of dietary fat, is the main component of Kybella. Kybella injections into the fat beneath the chin target and destroy these fat cells. After being killed, these cells cannot retain or grow fat, resulting in a discernible decrease in the fullness beneath the chin.

The process behind Kybella is grounded in the body’s mechanisms for fat removal. Deoxycholic acid’s ability to destroy fat cells is harnessed in a controlled and precise manner, allowing for targeted treatment of the chin area. This specificity is what makes Kybella an effective non-surgical option for those looking to diminish the appearance of a double chin. By mimicking a natural process, Kybella provides a way to slim and contour the chin line without the need for invasive surgical procedures, offering a simpler, more direct path to achieving a refined jawline.

The Advantages of Kybella Treatment

With its unique approach to targeting and eliminating fat cells beneath the chin, Kybella presents a solution that is both effective and accommodating to the modern lifestyle. 

  • Non-Surgical Approach: Kybella offers a significant advantage by being a non-surgical solution to reduce submental fullness. This means no incisions, general anesthesia, or lengthy recovery periods.
  • Minimal Downtime: Compared to surgical alternatives, Kybella requires minimal downtime. Treatment usually results in a quick return to normal activities, making it a practical choice for people with hectic schedules.
  • Permanent Results: Once Kybella destroys the fat cells, they are gone for good. As long as patients maintain their weight, the results are permanent, eliminating the need for repeated treatments.
  • Targeted Treatment: Kybella is specifically designed for the area under the chin, allowing for precise targeting of fat cells in this region. This leads to a more defined jawline and an improved profile appearance.
  • Natural-looking Outcomes: The results from Kybella treatments appear gradually, mimicking the natural fat loss process. This ensures the changes look natural, enhancing the overall facial aesthetics without the tell-tale signs of having undergone a procedure.

The Treatment Process

It begins with a consultation, where a healthcare provider assesses whether Kybella is the right option for you. This assessment is based on the amount of submental fat present and your overall health and treatment goals.

Once deemed a suitable candidate, the actual treatment concerns a series of small injections under the chin. The number of injections and sessions varies depending on the amount of fat being treated and the desired outcome. Typically, patients undergo two to six treatments, with each session spaced about a month apart. This spacing allows for the gradual breakdown and absorption of the fat cells, ensuring a natural-looking reduction in chin fullness.

During the treatment, patients may experience a sensation of burning or stinging, which is generally brief. The procedure itself is quick, usually taking about 15 to 20 minutes, allowing patients to return to their daily activities with little to no downtime.

Target Areas for Kybella Treatment

Kybella’s primary target area is the submental region beneath the chin. This area is where submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin, occurs. The treatment explicitly addresses this concern by using deoxycholic acid to target and eliminate fat cells, leading to a more defined jawline and an improved facial profile.

Beyond the chin, Kybella is also versatile in its application and can be effectively used on other parts of the body. These include:

  • Jowls: Excess fat can create a sagging appearance in the lower cheeks and jawline area.
  • Bra Bulges: The area near the armpit where excess fat can be noticeable around the bra line.
  • Inner Thighs: Where small pockets of fat may remain stubborn against diet and exercise efforts.

Expected Outcomes and Timeline

After receiving Kybella injections, patients typically see noticeable improvements in the treated area within four to six weeks. This timeframe allows the body to process and eliminate the destroyed fat cells naturally, gradually reducing submental fullness.

A series of treatments may be advised for optimal results, with most patients undergoing two to six sessions. These appointments are usually spaced four to six weeks apart, allowing sufficient time for the body to respond to each treatment. The number of treatments needed varies from person to person, depending on the amount of fat present and the desired end result.

Once the treatment series is completed, the results are permanent, with the treated fat cells no longer able to store or accumulate fat. 

Kybella Is Permanent If Maintained

The fat cells in the treated area are permanently gone when Kybella is injected and destroyed. Significant weight gain following Kybella therapy, however, may cause the residual fat cells in the area to enlarge, thereby negating the cosmetic benefits of the procedure. As a result, patients are encouraged to preserve a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a balanced diet to guarantee the long-term effects of Kybella. By doing this, people can take advantage of Kybella’s enhanced profile and sculpted, more defined jawline without worrying about returning to how they looked before the procedure.


Ready to redefine your profile and say goodbye to that double chin for good? The Aesthetics Society guides you towards a sleeker, more contoured chin with Kybella, the revolutionary non-surgical treatment. Our team offers personalized care that aligns with your aesthetic goals. Embrace the confidence that comes with a refined jawline and improved profile without the downtime of invasive procedures. Contact The Aesthetics Society today to schedule your assessment. Discover how Kybella can offer you lasting results, ensuring your best self shines through. Don’t wait to transform your appearance and boost your confidence—reach out to us now and take the first step towards the look you’ve always desired.


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