Kybella is the world’s first FDA-approved cosmetic injection for submental fullness or a double chin. With a few strategic injections, we can dissolve excess subcutaneous fat tissues under the chin, making your chin and jawline look slimmer and more contoured. Kybella is the most effective and non-invasive means of eliminating a double chin, which is nearly impossible to remove with dietary changes and exercise.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella is made of synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring component that encourages your body to dissolve and metabolize excess fat cells. When injected into targeted areas under the chin, deoxycholic acid kills and dissolves the unwanted submental fat tissues. Once the fat cells are destroyed, your body gradually expels them from the body as waste. Over time, your chin looks slimmer and more chiseled.

What does Kybella treat?

Double chin or submental fullness, i.e., excess fat tissues underneath the chin.

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What are the benefits of Kybella?

  • Minimally invasive fat reduction technique
  • Causes little to no pain and discomfort
  • Leaves no scars or obvious signs of cosmetic work
  • Helps you eliminate a double chin
  • Performed under topical anesthesia
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • No post-treatment downtime
  • Permanent results

What happens during the Kybella treatment?

Your Kybella treatment starts with a thorough consultation. Our medical providers will carefully examine your submental region, determine the volume of excess fat cells you want to remove, ask about your concerns and goals, and curate a personalized treatment plan. Our medical providers will also select the appropriate units of Kybella for your treatment — we personalize the treatment to ensure safe and naturalized results.

During your Kybella treatment, the medical provider will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing gel that ensures a painless experience. The appropriate units of Kybella are carefully injected into the targeted areas under your skin and around your neck. Most patients need 2 to 3 vials of Kybella and a maximum of 50 injections per session. You may experience a pinch with every injection, but the sensation is tolerable.

What are the side effects of Kybella?

Kybella causes mild and temporary side effects, such as redness, swelling, tenderness, numbing, itching, mild pain, pinpoint bleeding, and bruising around the injection sites. The side effects dissipate within a few days.

Is there any downtime after Kybella?

Kybella doesn’t involve any downtime. You can resume your daily activities and work immediately, but please avoid strenuous workouts and extreme temperatures for a day.

How many Kybella treatments do I need?

The number of Kybella treatments you need depends on your condition and goals. Most patients need 6 Kybella treatments spaced a month apart for optimal results — the results will gradually improve after each session.


When will I see the results?

You will start seeing a reduction in your submental fullness about 4 to 6 weeks after your first Kybella session. The results will continue improving for several weeks and months. The final results should appear a month or two after your final Kybella session, so you may have to wait around 8 months for the final results.

Are Kybella results permanent?

Kybella results are permanent. Once the fat cells die, they can’t return. But the existing fat cells can still expand, so you must maintain a healthy lifestyle to maintain the results.

Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a boutique dermatology practice specializing in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. We specialize in personalized treatment plans that address your specific goals and concerns without leaving a trace of cosmetic work. We elevate your natural facial contours and leverage your body’s innate processes to improve your aesthetic health. Please schedule an appointment to explore your Kybella treatment options in San Carlos.