How does Kybella, the fat-dissolving injection, work

How does Kybella, the fat-dissolving injection, work?

Kybella is a prescription medicine used to treat the fat under your chin. It’s also known as deoxycholic acid, and it works by breaking down and removing fat cells from your body.

Kybella is not an injectable filler. 

It’s more like a treatment than a cosmetic procedure. The treatment requires no anesthesia or sedation, so you can get Kybella at the office of a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon without having to go under general anesthesia first.

How does Kybella work?

The Kybella procedure is a non-invasive, one-time treatment. The active ingredient in Kybella, deoxycholic acid, has been used to treat other conditions, such as bile duct stones and chronic hepatitis B infections. This procedure injects it into the fat under your chin to break down and destroy fat cells in that area.

It may sound too good to be accurate, but here’s how it works: Deoxycholic acid binds with the “stuff” inside fat cells – triglycerides – which causes them to break down into smaller pieces (also called lysosomes). 

These small fragments are then removed from your body via your lymphatic system for disposal or reabsorption into other tissues, which can be used for energy production later down the line when needed.

Are there any special considerations when using Kybella?

There are a few essential things to keep in mind when considering Kybella.

  • Don’t use Kybella if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Don’t use Kybella if you have a history of heart diseases, such as chest pain (angina), heart attack, abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia), blood vessel problems (cardiovascular disease), high cholesterol or triglycerides, or uncontrolled high blood pressure.
  • Don’t use Kybella if you have a history of cancer, including melanoma, breast cancer; ovarian cancer; skin cancer other than melanoma; non-melanoma skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma; cervical cancer (cervical dysplasia); uterine cervical cancers that were treated with radiation therapy more than five years ago; cervical cancers that were treated with surgery more than five years ago but still require regular monitoring for recurrence.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella is a fat-dissolving injection that can treat areas of fat in the body. It works by destroying fat cells and helping patients look younger, thinner, and more attractive.

Kybella destroys fat cells.

It does this by using a minimal amount of deoxycholic acid to break down fat molecules, which then naturally break down into smaller pieces that are removed by the body through regular metabolism and excretion. This process takes several weeks, and the patient will continue seeing results after administering the injection. 

Kybella is not a weight loss treatment; it is not a liposuction treatment; it’s not an invasive procedure like laser lipolysis or CoolSculpting that freezes your fat cells—it’s just a way to destroy them!

Kybella is best for treating small areas of fat.

The main drawback of Kybella is that it can only be used on small areas of fat. If you have large areas of fat or if your body shape needs more than liposuction to look great, Kybella may not be the best choice. It might be better to consider traditional liposuction instead.

Kybella also isn’t a substitute for surgery: even though it makes some significant changes in how people look and feel, it doesn’t change how their body works (they still need to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet). That said, there are many situations where surgery would be too extreme an option—and if this describes you, then Kybella might be an excellent choice.

Kybella is an alternative to liposuction.

Kybella is an alternative to liposuction. Liposuction involves fluid being sucked out of fat cells, but if the body doesn’t have enough healthy cells left to make new fat, it won’t be able to replace the lost fat or skin. In contrast, Kybella destroys the targeted fat cells that cause lipodystrophy (or “bat wings”).

Kybella does not work by dissolving all existing fat in your body, so you get thin overnight; instead, it targets specific areas where your body has lost volume due to aging or weight loss and restores a more youthful contour as smoothness and definition back into those areas.

No allergy test or skin test is needed before treatment with Kybella.

There is no allergy test or skin test needed before treatment with Kybella. Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body. It’s injected into the fat tissue using a very thin needle and a small dose of local anesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during your procedure.

After being injected into your fat tissue, Kybella destroys it by breaking down its cells’ membranes and causing them to release their contents — including water and sodium ions — so they’re flushed out through your lymphatic system when you urinate (pee) or sweat.

There is no need for pain medication after Kybella injections.

The Kybella procedure is painless, and you will not need to take any pain medication after. Some patients experience bruising or swelling at the injection site. It would be best if you avoided sun exposure for 24 hours after treatment and also avoided alcohol use for 24 hours after treatment.

Possible side effects from Kybella are mild and temporary.

Another potential side effect is some swelling and redness. You might also experience temporary numbness or tingling, swelling of the skin, redness or flaking, and quick changes in texture.

You may notice a mild burning sensation during your treatment; however, you can ask your doctor if they have any topical anesthetics to use before treatment that might reduce this feeling.

It’s important to note that even though these are common side effects from Kybella injections, they don’t happen with every patient.


Kybella is an excellent choice for treating double chin. It is a simple procedure that can be done in the doctor’s office with minimal downtime. The best part about Kybella is that it works on fat and collagen to eliminate your unwanted double chin in one go.

At The Botox Bar LLC, we offer the most effective and affordable Kybella services. Our staff is dedicated to helping you reach your goals and find your desired results.

Kybella is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment that can reduce or eliminate your double chin. It’s perfect for those looking for a natural-looking solution without surgery or anesthesia. Our licensed, board-certified physicians will help determine whether Kybella is right for you and if so, they’ll provide a customized treatment plan that meets your needs and budget.

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