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KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that specifically targets the area under the chin to destroy and eliminate fat cells and improve your profile. The medical term for excess fat under the chin is submental fullness, but it is most commonly known as a “double chin”. If you would like to slim the area under the chin to eliminate the appearance of a double chin, Kybella may be an ideal nonsurgical choice to remove this stubborn fat. Contact us to learn more about Kybella or to schedule your consultation appointment.

Premiere Kybella Provider in Menifee, San Marcos, and Temecula

Submental fat can be a problem for people of all ages and physiques. Fullness under the chin, frequently called a “double chin,” can be caused due to anatomy or genetic factors, and can happen regardless of body size. Our experienced team of Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and Physicians Assistants are top providers of Kybella treatments and other non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Menifee and San Marcos. We’d love to discuss your concerns and put together a custom Kybella treatment plan that will help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

What Does Kybella Do? 

Kybella has many benefits for people who would like to reduce fat under the chin without the cost and recovery time of surgical procedures such as liposuction. Kybella can:

  • Diminishes submental fullness under the chin (“double chin”)
  • Improves profile
  • Adds definition to the jawline
  • Enhances chin contour
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Improves satisfaction with facial appearance1

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella is an adipolytic medication, or injectable therapy for localized fat elimination, made of deoxycholic acid.2 Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring substance that breaks down dietary fat. Kybella is injected into the subcutaneous fat under the chin causing these tissues to break down and be naturally eliminated and absorbed by the body.


Once these fat cells have been destroyed, they can no longer accumulate or store fat, resulting in a permanent slimming effect, tissue tightening, and dramatic improvement in the appearance of the area under the chin and profile. Patients typically require a series of injections in the submental area for optimal results.

What to Expect During Your Kybella Treatment

Before starting your Kybella treatment, your provider will take your medical history, discuss your aesthetic concerns, and examine the area around and under your chin to determine if Kybella is right for you. Then, your provider will create a custom treatment plan, with the number of Kybella injections required to reach your goals. After sterilizing the treatment area, your provider will place multiple small injections of Kybella under your chin. These injections take approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Preparing for Your Kybella Treatment

Before your Kybella treatment, it’s important to tell your provider about any medical conditions you may have, as well as any previous cosmetic treatments and/or surgeries on your face, chin, or neck. It’s important to avoid any blood-thinning medications in the days leading up to your Kybella appointment.

Kybella Recovery

You may experience some bruising, swelling, and/or numbness under the chin after a Kybella treatment, but little-to-no downtime is needed. Swelling will gradually diminish in the week following your treatment, however, it can take up to one month for swelling to completely subside. 
Kybella treatments should be spaced at least one month apart; not only does this allow swelling to resolve and the active ingredient in Kybella time to work, but it also provides your body the time it needs to heal in between treatments.

Kybella Results

Most patients see noticeable results and visible improvement in submental fat after 12 weeks and a minimum of two Kybella treatment sessions. Optimal results are generally seen after six months and a maximum of six treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella

  • Am I A Good Candidate For Kybella?

    Kybella is for men and women over 18 who have concerns about submental fat or a “double chin”. Kybella has been found to be most effective in individuals who have a moderate amount of submental fat and a low level of skin laxity. During your consultation, we’ll examine your submental profile and determine if Kybella is an appropriate treatment to reach your cosmetic goals.
  • How Many Kybella Injections Will I Need?

    Everyone’s chin profile is unique, and therefore the number of Kybella treatments is different for each patient. The number of Kybella injections you need depends on several factors, including your desired profile, and the amount of fat under your chin. Patients generally need between two and six treatments to reach their goals, with 59% of patients receiving a maximum of six treatments.4
  • Does Kybella Hurt?

    Patients report minimal discomfort associated with Kybella injections.5 We’ll do everything possible to ensure your comfort during your treatment.
  • How Much Does Kybella Cost?

    The cost of Kybella depends on the number of treatments you have. Contact our office today to get the most up-to-date pricing on Kybella and ask us about current promotions!
  • Are There Risks Associated With Kybella?

    The most common side effects associated with Kybella are temporary and include redness, swelling, bruising, pain, and numbness. Rare side effects include areas of hardness and facial muscle weakness, nerve injury, trouble swallowing, ulcers, and hair loss (for men) at the injection site.6

1  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Noninvasive Submental Fat Compartment Treatment. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5172481/. Accessed November 20, 2020.

2  The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. Injection Adipolysis: Mechanisms, Agents, and Future Directions. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5300726/. Accessed November 20, 2020.

3  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Noninvasive Submental Fat Compartment Treatment. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5172481/. Accessed November 20, 2020.

4 Allergan. About Kybella. Available at: https://www.mykybella.com/what-is-kybella. Accessed November 20, 2020.

5   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Noninvasive Submental Fat Compartment Treatment. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5172481/. Accessed November 20, 2020.

6 Allergan. About Kybella. Available at: https://www.mykybella.com/what-is-kybella. Accessed November 20, 2020.

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