Kybella Injections

Hailey, Brody, Casey & Wray, M.D., P.C.

Kybella Injections

Drs Brody, Casey, Wray and Alexander are pleased to offer Kybella injections to treat Moderate to Severe Fat under the chin, commonly called double chin. Kybella is the first and only approved non-surgical treatment for contouring and dissolving fat under the chin.

It is injected about every 4-6 weeks for a total of 3-6 injection appointments, depending upon volume of fat present. Each appointment will take about 30-45 minutes.

Kybella is a non-human form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. It causes destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The results can be permanent.


Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as "double chin", is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone. If you're bothered by submental fullness, you're not alone. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS):

  • 68% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin
  • People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes

Kybella Injection

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What is KYBELLA™?

KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” It is not known if KYBELLA™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.

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

Before receiving KYBELLA™, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA™ will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA™ passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA™).

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).

In a small percentage of patients, 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 reversible but can persist for months.

The most common side effects of KYBELLA™ in a majority of people include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area, proportional to the amount of fat present, for a short period. Numbness may last longer than 30 days.

These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA™. Please call our office for an appointment to talk with our dermatologic surgeons about the product.