What is Kybella?

Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. Since everyone has a unique profile, the number of treatments will be tailored specifically for you. Multiple injections are administered during each treatment; up to 6 treatments are spaced at least 1 month apart.

KYBELLA® injection is used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fullness.

How It Works

The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat and occurs naturally in the body. When injected into fat beneath the chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

Frequently Asked Questions

You and Dr. Samuels can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by a double chin, ask Dr. Samuels about KYBELLA®.

KYBELLA® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA®.

Dr. Samuels will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. You receive a series of injections at each treatment session spaced a month or more apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2-4 treatment sessions spaced at least a month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.

The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. 

When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.

You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.

Before & After Results

Schedule A Consultation

For more information about Kybella or to see if you’re a good candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Samuels at 502-897-9411.

Our practice serves Louisville, KY and the surrounding areas.