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.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) 
injection 10 mg/mL work?

For adults with moderate to severe submental fat (double chin):

  • KYBELLA® permanently destroys
 fat cells under the chin.
  • The active ingredient is a non-human and nonanimal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body
  • Aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat
  • Fat from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.

What should I expect from treatment?

  • KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment given during an in-office visit
  • Multiple injections under your chin per treatment
  • Up to 6 treatments may be given, spaced at least 4-6 weeks.

*Number of treatments is tailored to the amount of fat beneath the chin and aesthetic goals; 
59% of patients received 6 KYBELLA® treatments in clinical trials.

Will the injections hurt?

There may be pain after a KYBELLA® injection. Before treatment, ice, cold packs, or local anesthesia 
may help make you more comfortable

When will I see results?

  • We generally start with 2 treatments and assess your results from there
  • Up to 6 treatments may be given at least 4-6 weeks apart.
  • 59% of patients received 6 KYBELLA® treatments in clinical trials

How many treatment sessions will I need?

You and your Spa Radiance Medical Doctor/Nurse will tailor a treatment plan for you. The number of treatment sessions is based on how much fat is beneath your chin and your aesthetic goals.

*Results are represented over the course of treatment; not all treatments are shown. 
Up to 6 treatments may be given, no less than 1 month apart; 59% of patients 
received 6 KYBELLA® treatments in clinical trials

How much does a Kybella® 
treatment cost?

KYBELLA® is an individually tailored treatment. Specific pricing varies for each person. Schedule a consultation today to determine your actual treatment cost.

Is Kybella® right for me?

  • You’re bothered by a double chin (“submental fullness”)
  • You don’t want surgery
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away

* Important Safety Information

  • You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.
  • It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.
  • Before receiving treatment, tell your Spa Radiance Medical Doctor/Nurse about all 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); or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk.
  • Tell your Spa Radiance Medical Doctor/Nurse about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
  • KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness) or trouble swallowing.
  • The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
  • These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.