Skin Savvy Aesthetics Med Spa

Kybella Treatment in Scottsdale, Arizona

Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin.” This is an exciting addition to the aesthetic industry where you can obtain surgical results without the risks associated with surgery.

Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet under-treated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.

If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS):2 67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin. People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.


The advantages of Kybella injections, include the following:

  • The first benefit of Kybella is that it is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure. The process is simple and quick.
  • Second, Kybella is a therapy that successfully reduces the appearance of a double chin. It is safe and effective.
  • Finally, Kybella is an affordable treatment and is typically covered by insurance.

Side Effects

Kybella injections may have some adverse effects, including the following:

  • At the injection site, bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, and redness are the most typical short-term adverse effects. After the treatment, these side effects usually go away within a few days to a week.
  • Kybella‘s uncommon but severe effects include breathing difficulties, nerve damage, and difficulty swallowing. You should get medical help right away if you encounter any of these side effects.

Long-Term Kybella

Post-Treatment Care

After your Kybella treatment, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your physician. This will help ensure that you achieve optimal results from your treatment. Generally, this includes avoiding strenuous exercise or activities for a few days and wearing sunscreen when outdoors. Additionally, it is important to drink plenty of water and maintain a healthy diet to help maintain the results of your treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. This is a great non-surgical solution to help resolve submental fullness.

You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your HCP will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.

When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.

Per treatment costs ranges from $1000-$1800, as it depends on the amount of submental fullness. Typically, a patient will need 2-4 treatments for full effect. Complimentary consultations are given. We also offer interest free financing through our office.

The best candidates for this treatment are often adults over the age of 21, who are in good physical health and are not allergic to any of the active substances.

The majority of patients experience a quick recovery after receiving Kybella®. You can have discomfort at the injection site for up to two hours after the procedure. Furthermore typical is puffiness or swelling near the injection site.

  • Injection site pain, swelling, or numbness
  • Skin bruising
  • Headache
  • Mouth and neck pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Trouble swallowing

Ready to say goodbye to the double-chin?

Our providers will give you a clear treatment plan and cost with your skincare consultation. 

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