Kybella®® is a trademark product of Allergan Aesthetics Inc. It’s currently the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that can target the stubborn fat pocket just under your chin, which is often referred to as “submental fat” or a “double chin”. 

What is Kybella® made of?

Kybella® injectables are made up of a synthetic form of a natural fat dissolving acid known as deoxycholic acid. Your digestive system naturally produces this to break down and digest fats in your diet. 

What causes a double chin?

Just because you have a double chin doesn’t necessarily mean that you are obese or overweight. The following are just a few of the factors that can cause fat to accumulate under the chin:

  1. Loss of elasticity – As you age, your skin tends to produce less collagen and elastin. These proteins play a crucial role in giving your skin firmness and elasticity. As a result, the skin under your chin might start to sage.
  2. Diet – Eating food that’s rich in fats and carbohydrates might also result in the formation of a double chin.
  3. Poor Posture – Habitually sitting, standing, or working with bad posture might weaken your chin and neck muscles, thus leading to the appearance of a double chin.

Who can get Kybella® injections?

Anyone over the age of 18 can get Kybella® injections, but these are especially suitable for patients who:

  • have mild to moderate submental fat.
  • are in relatively good health.
  • want to enhance or restore a youthful profile without going under the knife.

How does Kybella® work?

The deoxycholic acid in Kybella® injections metabolizes or breaks down the stubborn fat cells under the chin. These are then gradually flushed out by the body’s lymphatic system, so it may take a few weeks to see the full effect.

How are Kybella® injectables administered?

Kybella® injections should only be administered by a trained and experienced professional. This is because the injections might affect the surrounding areas if not administered correctly.  

The actual procedure starts with the application of a local anesthetic or numbing cream. The area/s of concern are then marked up and Kybella® is carefully injected into these using a very fine needle. 

While the results may be visible within weeks, some patients may require more than one treatment to get their desired results.

However, the results are usually permanent so long as the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle that won’t result in drastic, significant weight gain.

Is Kybella® safe?

Yes, Kybella® is safe and FDA-approved. However, it’s always best to get it from a trained and experienced injector to ensure the best possible results.


Here at Luxe, our injectors have helped countless patients get that refined, contoured chin and profile in the safest possible way, so you can be sure that you will be in good hands.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment today.

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