Kybella: No Surgery, Just Results

Published on January 31, 2018

The accumulation of fat below the chin leads to the appearance of a double chin. A double chin can result from factors such as weight gain or genetics. Regardless of the cause, this aesthetic issue can affect your overall appearance and your self-confidence. To reduce the appearance of a double chin, we offer Kybella treatment to patients in The Woodlands. Kybella is the non-surgical solution you’ve been searching for.


Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment composed of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is the byproduct of the metabolism of bacteria present in the intestines. It is one among a number of secondary bile acids.

Deoxycholic acids help the body in the absorption of fat. There are several uses for deoxycholic acid, including cancer research.

How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella is injected into the area below the chin, where it destroys the excess fat cells. The destroyed fat cells can no longer store fat and are gradually assimilated by the body’s immune system.

Kybella injections are to be administered only by trained medical professionals, as Kybella can affect the neighboring cells if not administered with caution.

The Kybella Injection Procedure

Prior to the procedure, your dermatologist will discuss the nuances of the procedure with you. Make sure to inform her of any previous drug allergies in order to rule out any complications during the course of the treatment.

In order to administer Kybella injections, the targeted area is first numbed using a topical numbing agent. Kybella is then injected into the targeted areas. As many as 50 injections may be required in a single session. It depends on the extent of fat to be removed. Multiple treatments may be required for satisfactory results. Treatment sessions should be spaced at least a month apart.

After Kybella Treatment

Immediately after Kybella injections, you are likely to notice some slight swelling, redness, and bruising. These are the side effects of the treatment and are only temporary. Ice packs can be used to help bring down the swelling. Some patients may also experience numbness around the area where the Kybella injections have been administered. Again, this is quite normal and will subside in no time at all.

The number of treatment sessions varies from person to person. Generally, it takes at least six sessions of treatment for complete results. Treatment can be stopped once the fat cells are destroyed. In order to maintain the results, it is best to follow a healthy lifestyle with proper exercise and a well-balanced diet.

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Kybella injections in The Woodlands are relatively safe and quite popular. Kybella is an ideal alternative to neck liposuction; it is preferred by people who want to get rid of a double chin without going under the knife.

For more information on Kybella treatments, pay a visit to Houston dermatologist Dr. Anita Gill. Dr. Gill is a well-respected and skilled dermatologist with numerous satisfied patients. Contact our office to schedule a helpful consultation with Dr. Gill. During this consultation, Dr. Gill will answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure.