KYBELLA®, a revolutionary cosmetic treatment, harnesses the power of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance, to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas. This minimally invasive procedure is particularly effective in addressing the common concern of "double chins," providing individuals with a non-surgical solution to achieve a more sculpted profile.

KYBELLA works by destroying fat cells upon injection, preventing them from storing or accumulating fat. Over subsequent weeks, the body naturally processes and eliminates the targeted fat.The result is a visible reduction in fullness under the chin, enhancing the overall facial contour.

Choose KYBELLA for a non-surgical, targeted approach to eliminating chin fat and achieving a more defined and youthful appearance. Our trusted team at Westerville Dermatology is dedicated to providing exceptional care and helping you feel confident in your skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore the possibilities of KYBELLA. 

Benefits of KYBELLA

  • Reduction of submental fat, often referred to as a "double chin."
  • Permanent destruction of treated fat cells.
  • Non-surgical neck contouring.
  • Long-lasting results.
  • Non-invasive alternative to surgery.
  • FDA-approved.
  • Customized treatment.
  • Personalized outcomes.
  • Quick procedure.
  • Minimal downtime.
  • Gradual improvement.
  • Safe and effective.

Common Side Effects of KYBELLA

  • Swelling, typically resolving within a week.
  • Mild bruising, which diminishes over time.
  • Temporary tenderness or soreness.
  • Numbness or altered sensation.
  • Temporary redness or warmth.
  • Hardness or lumps, resolving over time.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Rare infection.
  • Temporary increase in submental fullness.

What to Expect at Your KYBELLA Appointment

During your KYBELLA appointment, you can anticipate a straightforward and personalized experience focused on reducing submental fat, commonly known as a "double chin." The session typically begins with a consultation with a qualified provider, where your specific concerns and aesthetic goals will be discussed. 

During each session, your dermatology provider will administer a series of injections beneath the chin. The number of injections is determined by the amount of fat present and your desired profile outcome.

KYBELLA gradually reduces fat over subsequent weeks, leading to a more defined jawline. Most patients can resume their regular activities shortly after the appointment, making it a convenient and efficient non-surgical solution for enhancing your profile.

KYBELLA Maintenance Recommendations

Maintaining the results of your KYBELLA treatment involves a combination of proper aftercare and, if necessary, additional sessions based on your individual response. The exact number of sessions required will be determined during your consultation with your dermatology provider, who will assess your specific case, discuss your aesthetic goals, and create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs.

After your treatment, it is essential to follow any specific post-procedural instructions provided by your dermatology provider. This may include avoiding strenuous activities, applying ice to reduce swelling, and refraining from excessive sun exposure. 
  • Follow-Up Assessments: Schedule regular follow-up appointments with your dermatology provider to assess the results and determine if additional treatments are needed.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Adopting a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet can contribute to overall well-being and help maintain the improved profile achieved with KYBELLA.
  • Sun Protection: Protecting your skin from the sun is crucial. Regularly apply broad-spectrum sunscreen to the treated area, especially if you'll be exposed to sunlight for an extended period.
  • Maintain Weight Stability: While KYBELLA destroys fat cells, maintaining a stable weight helps ensure lasting results. Significant weight fluctuations can impact the treated area.
  • Communication with Provider: If you notice any changes or have specific concerns, communicate with your dermatology provider promptly. They can provide guidance and adjust the treatment plan as needed.
By incorporating these maintenance recommendations into your routine, you can enhance and prolong the positive outcomes of your KYBELLA treatment. Always consult with your dermatology provider for personalized advice based on your unique circumstances.

KYBELLA Maintenance Schedule

  • Complete the initial series of KYBELLA treatments as recommended by your dermatology provider.
  • You can undergo a maximum of six treatment sessions, each scheduled at least one month apart. Visible results are often noticed by many patients after completing 2 to 4 KYBELLA treatments.
  • Schedule maintenance appointments at intervals ranging from six months to a year.
  • Attend regular follow-up assessments to evaluate sustained results and make adjustments to the treatment plan if necessary.


KYBELLA contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it destroys fat cells, leading to a more contoured profile over time.

The number of sessions varies, but most individuals undergo a series of two to six treatments, typically spaced about a month apart. The exact number is determined based on individual factors and desired results.

Yes, KYBELLA provides permanent results. Once fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. However, maintaining a stable weight is essential for long-term success.

Results are not immediate and develop gradually over several weeks as the body processes and eliminates the targeted fat cells. Multiple sessions may be needed for optimal outcomes.

How Westerville Dermatology Can Help

At Westerville Dermatology, we offer personalized KYBELLA treatments to help you achieve a more sculpted and defined profile. Our experienced dermatology providers will conduct a thorough consultation to understand your specific concerns and goals. If you're ready to say goodbye to the "double chin" and enhance your profile, schedule a consultation with us today. Rediscover confidence and experience the transformative effects of KYBELLA at Westerville Dermatology.