How does Kybella Work?

Reduce Your Double Chin With Kybella

Chubby cheeks look oh-so-adorable on kids but when it comes to adults it’s a little different. The chubbiness around the jaw is fat accumulation which can be downright embarrassing for some. Luckily, there’s a way to put an end to it! We share causes for a double chin, how Kybella works on eliminating it and why we’re the right team of experts for you.

What is Kybella?

Whether chin fat is only noticeable when photographed from the ground up or it’s permanent, many people are bothered by their appearance and most notably, their chins. Chin fat, commonly referred to as a double chin, is due to a variety of factors that include but are not limited to health, age, posture and weight. Kybella is a non-surgical, FDA Approved double-chin removal treatment used to reduce excess fat located in the submental space.

How does Kybella work?

Research has shown that a bile acid, deoxycholic acid, is highly successful at destroying submental fat. Treatment requires 20-50 local injections per session and can be a bit rigorous. Luckily, subsequent injections are not required, treatments are only for a maximum of six months, and results show within two to four treatments. The acid used is well tolerated by the majority of patients who receive Kybella because deoxycholic acid is familiar to the human body. Because of the body’s high tolerance to these treatments, it is often chosen over standard liposuction.

The Process

First, a numbing cream is applied in advance to ease any pain or discomfort that the injection may cause. Ice or local anesthesia may be another option administered before beginning the treatment. Kybella injections are administered into the skin just below the chin. The deoxycholic acid then absorbs and destroys the fat cells that have been accumulated. Kybella gradually eliminates the double chin during your 20-30 minute treatment.


Is Kybella Treatment Right For You?

We know it sounds exciting and the journey of eliminating that double chin seems like the solution to your worries, but it’s necessary to know if the Kybella is the right fit for you.


  1. Kybella is given only to those who are 18 years and older.
  2. Must have excessive chin fat.
  3. Individuals with swallowing problems, difficulty breathing, bleeding disorders, swollen glands or thyroid disorders are NOT candidates for this procedure.
  4. Anyone with a severe needle phobia.
  5. Side effects may include swelling, pain, numbness, and temporary hardening of the affected skin.

We know you can’t wait to see those Kybella results but it’s important to be aware to give it anywhere between four to six weeks. Patience is key. Side effects usually subside within 3-4 days while results last years! Book your appointment with 7Q Spa today!

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