Is Kybella painful?

What does Kybella treat?

Who is a good candidate for Kybella?

One of the best things about Kybella is that the results are permanent! Once fat cells are destroyed, they cannot grow back. Regaining weight in that area is extremely difficult, but it is possible if a lot of weight is gained after the treatment as fat cells from other areas expand.

Kybella is given with a series of injections, in a grid-like pattern. This ensures the liquid is spread evenly and addressing the entirety of the treatment area. Immediately, Kybella goes to work, breaking down the fat cells. Final results of the treatment will not be seen until 4 weeks after the final treatment.

How long does Kybella last?

Kybella is a liquid injectable that targets "submental fat" or the more commonly called, "double chin".

Just about anyone who struggles with stubborn fat under the chin is a good candidate for Kybella.

Everyone is different, so depending on the goals you are trying to attain, the number of treatments will vary. Many clients need between 2-4 treatments for optimal result, but some may need as many as 6 Kybella treatments.

What is Kybella?

Kybella has been on the market since 2015 and is the only injectable that can actually destroy fat cells, permanently. The injection is most commonly used to treat submental fat under the chin, eliminating the ‘double chin’. The injection contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body to break down fat cells. Because these fat cells are completely dissolved, gaining fat again in that area is highly unlikely. Most clients require between 2-4 treatments in one area for the full desired outcome.

The actual Kybella injections are not very painful, however, there is a noticeable burning that happens for about five to ten minutes after the injections. RENEW works hard to keep you comfortable during the entire process, providing numbing cream prior to the injections and offering ice packs immediately after the injection.

​​​Where on the body can Kybella be used?

​​​​​​Kybella is actually created from a naturally occurring substance in the body called, deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that breaks down fat and absorbs dietary fat. Kybella is a concentrated dose of this fat fighting substance that attacks fat cells until they are destroyed, making weight gain in that specific area much more difficult.


Your provider will review your full medical history with you to determine any potential contraindications to the recommended treatment. The key rules outs are:

  • Severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis
  • History or presence of multiple severe allergies
  • History of allergies to lidocaine or Gram-positive bacterial proteins

Tell your doctor if you have a history of cold sores (oral herpes virus) as you may require treatment to prevent a breakout.

Side effects are rare, and most are mild or moderate in nature, with a short duration. Some reports of facial muscle weakness and trouble swallowing have occurred be resolved without intervention in a few days

Kybella Fat Melting Injectable

Kybella has received FDA approval for the submental fat region (under the chin), but can in certain cases be used to treat other areas, such as knees, back fat and similar areas.

What are the common risks, side effect or concerns of Kybella?

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How many Kybella treatments do I need?

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