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Have you been struggling to reduce excess fat in your submental area, otherwise known as a double chin? Look no further than Kybella®! 

With Kybella® injections, you can say goodbye to that double chin and achieve a more contoured facial appearance. 

But what exactly is Kybella®, and what can you expect from the treatment process? This guide will give you a step-by-step overview of everything you need to know before moving forward with a Kybella® treatment. 

Let’s get started!

What is Kybella®?

Kybella®is an innovative cosmetic procedure that targets excess fat in the submental area or the area under the chin. This treatment is the only FDA-approved solution for reducing submental fat, making it a safe and effective option for those looking to achieve a more contoured facial appearance.

Kybella® uses an artificial form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, to permanently break down fat cells in the treatment area, thus significantly shrinking a double chin.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Kybella® Treatment?

A Kybella® treatment is ideal for those who have excess submental fat and desire a more contoured facial appearance. Good candidates for Kybella® are generally healthy individuals who are looking for a non-surgical option to reduce submental fat.

It is important to note that Kybella® may not be suitable for everyone. Factors such as medical history and existing health conditions may affect your eligibility for treatment.

A consultation with a qualified provider can help determine whether Kybella® is the right option for you.

What to Expect During Your Kybella® Treatment?

Kybella® is a popular cosmetic procedure that targets stubborn submental fat, commonly known as a double chin. But what exactly can you expect during a Kybella® treatment session?

First, your provider will thoroughly cleanse the treatment area and apply a numbing agent to minimize any discomfort. Once the area is prepped, a fine needle will be used to inject the Kybella® solution directly into the areas of submental fat. 

The number of injections required will depend on the individual’s specific needs, but the entire process typically takes less than 30 minutes.

After the injection, you may experience mild side effects such as swelling, bruising, or redness in the treatment area. These side effects are normal and generally subside within a few days. It is also recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise or excessive sun exposure for at least 24 hours after the procedure to prevent any complications.

It’s important to note that with Kybella® ,  some patients may require multiple treatment sessions to achieve optimal results. These sessions are typically spaced one month apart, and the total number of treatments needed will depend on the amount of submental fat being targeted and the individual’s desired result.

Results and Recovery

After a Kybella® treatment, you can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the submental area within a few weeks as the fat cells gradually break down and are eliminated by the body.

Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately following a Kybella® treatment, but some may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness in the treatment area. These side effects are temporary and typically resolve within a few days to a week.

Tips for a Successful Kybella® Treatment

To ensure a successful Kybella® treatment, consider the following tips:

  • Choose an experienced and qualified provider who can customize the treatment to your unique needs and goals.
  • Communicate openly with your provider about any concerns or questions you may have before, during, and after the treatment.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to help maintain the results of the treatment over the long term.
  • Attend follow-up appointments as recommended by your provider to monitor your progress and ensure optimal results.


Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable for reducing submental fat in the treatment area. If you’re interested in learning more about Kybella® and other cosmetic treatments, you can visit us here at Denti Belli Dentistry in Newcastle, WA. 

Call us now at 425-226-2684 and book an appointment today so you can take the first step towards a more confident you!