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How Does Kybella Work?

You’ve worked hard to keep your body in great shape.

So why does it feel as though no matter how much work you put in, you still have a double chin?

As you’ve likely already found out, submental fat underneath the chin and around the jawline can be surprisingly tough to lose (thanks, genetics). Fortunately, there’s a solution that can help trim down the double chin without surgery or stitches:


How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella injections work using an innovative compound known as deoxycholic acid. This main ingredient is actually an acid that “eats” its way through submental fat, aka the stubborn fat cells clustered directly underneath your chin.

What’s more, deoxycholic acid does this without harming surrounding healthy cells, thus making its FDA approval well deserved.

Once those fat cells are destroyed, it’s flushed out over time. Patients can expect to see a more contoured facial profile, as well as a noticeable decrease in the double chin’s size.

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How Long Does It Take Kybella to Work?

Kybella gets to work instantly; plus, many Kybella sessions take about 30-45 minutes to perform, making it a convenient treatment.,

In terms of Kybella results, you can expect to see your double chin start to disappear about six to twelve weeks after your last injection.

You may only need one Kybella injection to see great results, although board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest typically recommends two or three.

Does Kybella Tighten Skin, Too?

While Kybella can do a lot of things, it cannot, unfortunately, tighten skin. 

That means if you lose an excess amount of submental fat underneath your chin, you may experience some mild skin sagging. If this is the case, Dr. Pilest can provide non-surgical skin-tightening solutions, so you can feel confident showing off your newfound contours.

“Dr. Pilest is truly the best! His entire team are very caring and professional. With over thirty years of experience, he is the only doctor I would trust with my skin. ” *

AZ, Happy Patient


Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about Kybella and how it works?

Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800.

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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