What Are the Benefits of Choosing Kybella for Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction?

Kybella Treatment by ReLux Medical Spa in Akron OH

Despite maintaining a routine of regular exercise and adhering to a healthy diet, reducing submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin, can be challenging. This condition can persist even in individuals who are otherwise fit and healthy, as genetic factors, age, and other uncontrollable elements often play significant roles in fat accumulation under the chin. This stubborn area of fat can be frustrating for many, as it tends to resist the typical fat reduction strategies that are effective elsewhere in the body. This is where Kybella comes in. 

What is Kybella?

Deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body, specifically the stomach, facilitates dietary fat breakdown and absorption and is the key ingredient in Kybella. Kybella is injected directly into the fat behind the chin, breaking down fat cells to provide a discernible decrease in fullness. 

Over time, the body’s natural metabolic processes process and eliminate these destroyed fat cells, resulting in a more defined chin contour. The simplicity of Kybella lies in its targeted approach, offering a non-surgical alternative to those seeking to reduce the impression of a double chin without the downtime and risks associated with time-honored surgical procedures.

Key Benefits of Kybella

Kybella offers several key benefits for those looking to reduce submental fullness without undergoing surgery:

  • Non-Surgical Solution: Kybella provides an effective alternative to surgical options like liposuction, eliminating the need for incisions, anesthesia, and a lengthy recovery period.
  • Minimal Downtime: The treatment necessitates little to no downtime, letting individuals return to their daily activities shortly after the procedure.
  • Customizable Treatments: The number of injections and sessions can be adjusted to fulfill each specific requirement and desired outcomes, ensuring personalized results.
  • Permanent Results: Once Kybella destroys the fat cells, they are gone for good, offering long-lasting improvements to the chin’s contour.
  • Safe and Effective: Kybella has been rigorously tested and approved by regulatory authorities, providing a safe option for reducing double chin when performed by a qualified professional.

Kybella Treatment Process

Initially, you’ll have a consultation with a healthcare provider trained in administering Kybella. During this session, your provider will evaluate your chin area to determine if Kybella is the right treatment for you and discuss your aesthetic goals. A treatment plan tailored to your precise requirements will be developed if you’re a good candidate.

On the day of the treatment, the area under your chin may be marked to guide the injections, and a topical numbing agent or local anesthesia may be applied to minimize discomfort. The procedure involves a series of small injections directly into the fat beneath the chin. This process typically takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

The number of injections and treatment sessions required varies from person to person, depending on the amount of fat under the chin and the desired outcome. Some individuals may see significant improvement after just one to two treatments, while others may require additional sessions. These sessions are usually spaced at least one month apart to allow the body to process and eliminate the fat cells.

Post-Treatment Experience

Initially, it’s common to encounter some swelling, bruising, or numbness in the treated area. These side effects usually are mild and temporary, signaling the body’s natural response as it processes and eliminates the destroyed fat cells.

Swelling is the most noticeable effect and can last several days to a few weeks, depending on the individual’s response to the treatment and the amount of Kybella used. This swelling is actually an indicator that the treatment is working, as it reflects the body’s efforts to remove the fat cells affected by the injections.

Pain or discomfort can be supervised with over-the-counter pain relievers, and many patients can continue their daily routines without significant interruption. Follow any aftercare instructions the healthcare provider provides, such as avoiding strenuous exercise for a few days, to support a smooth recovery process.

As the body gradually clears away the targeted fat cells, improvements become more visible, with the final results typically emerging a few months after the last treatment session. 

Ideal Candidates for Kybella

Ideal candidates for Kybella are individuals looking for a non-surgical solution to reduce submental fullness, commonly called a double chin. These candidates are typically adults with noticeable fat under the chin, even when preserving a healthy lifestyle with consistent exercise and a balanced diet. Key characteristics of ideal candidates include:

  • Good Skin Elasticity: Individuals with skin that can naturally contour after the fat beneath the chin is reduced tend to see the best results.
  • Realistic Expectations: Understanding the process and potential outcomes of Kybella treatments is crucial. Ideal candidates have a clear grasp of what Kybella can and cannot achieve.
  • Overall Health: Being in good health minimizes the risk of complications. Kybella is most suitable for those without a history of health issues that could affect the treatment’s safety or effectiveness.
  • Non-Surgical Preference: Candidates who prefer to avoid surgery due to the risks, costs, or potential downtime associated with surgical procedures find Kybella an appealing option.

Fat Loss, But Not Weight Loss

Kybella is a treatment focused on fat loss in a specific area and not a weight loss solution. The amount of fat removed is relatively small in the body’s total fat content and will not significantly impact overall body weight. The primary goal of Kybella is aesthetic improvement in the chin area, enhancing the profile and reducing the appearance of a double chin. It’s best suited for individuals looking to address targeted fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise rather than those seeking comprehensive weight loss solutions.


ReLux Medical Spa offers Kybella, the top non-surgical treatment for submental fullness, to help you get the sleek, sculpted appearance you’ve always wanted. Our team provides individualized care that is catered to your particular requirements and aesthetic objectives. Stop allowing a double chin to limit your potential. Book an appointment with ReLux Medical Spa right now to begin your journey toward becoming a more self-assured version of yourself. 


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