At VIDA, you have options when it comes to achieving your aesthetic goals and Kybella has been garnering a lot of interest. It’s a minimally invasive procedure used to remove submental fat—the excess fat below the chin. You don’t need to be overweight to have submental fat. It often appears with age and there’s also a genetic component to it. If you want to avoid the risks of surgery associated with liposuction, Kybella might be for you.

Kybella is a prescription drug that is FDA approved as an injectable treatment. The active ingredient is a synthetic deoxycholic acid, a type of acid that is already synthesized in the body. This acid breaks down and absorbs adipose tissue, but as a synthetic it can be injected to specifically break down submental fat. When fat cells are destroyed, they can never store fat again. Clients who undergo Kybella injections enjoy a noticeable reduction in their double chin and a stronger chin and jaw profile.

How Kybella Works

Kybella will require a series of sessions, and each session will include multiple tiny injections under the chin. Up to 6 treatments are commonly needed, each spaced one month apart. Many clients see results in 2 – 4 treatments, but 59% of clients undergo 6 treatments in total. Since submental fat destroyed with Kybella is removed permanently, it’s important to trust this procedure to an expert Kybella injector that can ensure the right amount of fat is destroyed.

It’s possible to experience bruising, redness, and swelling after the Kybella injections. However, unlike liposuction, there is no downtime. To further minimize any side effects, choose a Kybella injector who is experienced and receives ongoing training, like the highly skilled injectors at VIDA. Although Kybella is a relatively new treatment, thousands of people have undergone Kybella sessions around the globe. Who you trust with your treatment is just as important as selecting the right treatment for you. Call the VIDA office at (503) 399-0021 to learn more about Kybella or to schedule a virtual consultation.