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Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injection is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe fullness associated with submental fat, also called “double chin,” in adults. 

This treatment is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used to destroy fat cells and improve your profile! Treatments are customized individually to each patient and may require multiple sessions. Deoxycholic acid is injected into the pre-platysmal fat (double chin) and destroys the fat cells permanently. The amount of treatments needed is dependent on the surface area and fullness being treated so it is important to have a consultation prior to your procedure to determine a plan of care. Generally, aesthetics provider recommend atleast two vials of Kybella per treatment. Results from your Kybella treatment are usually seen 4 to 6 weeks after the initial appointment.

Kybella is a great addition to botox and fillers and, coupled together, can help define the chin and jawline to create a contoured  and aesthetically pleasing profile. Don't just rely on heavy makeup, invest in the look that lasts!

Kybella Pre- & Post Care Instructions


  • If you have a special event or vacation coming up, please keep in mind that you may want to schedule your treatment at least 4 weeks in advance.

  • It is recommended to discontinue the use of Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Please consult with your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. These items may contribute to increased swelling or irritation.

  • If you develop a cold/flu, infection, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you please reschedule your appointment until it resolves.

  • Lakewood Aesthetics will not perform Kybella treatments on guests with current or past history of Dysphagia, “trouble swallowing”, currently pregnant or breastfeeding, with presence of infection at or near the injection sites or under the age of 18.

  • Lakewood Aesthetics will take careful consideration in performing Kybella treatments on guests with excessive skin laxity, prominent platysmal bands, thyromegaly, cervical lymphadenopathy, pronounced sub-mandibular glands, prior surgery or aesthetic treatment to the treatment area, presence of scar tissue in the treatment area, sunburned or irritated skin, history of use of blood thinners, and current use of blood thinning agents or anti-coagulants.

  • Lakewood Aesthetics will assist and advise in coordinating Kybella treatments when being treated with other aesthetic services to provide optimal results and efficacy of concurrent treatments.


  • Do NOT, touch, press, rub, massage, or manipulate the treatment area.

  • Ice the treated areas for the next 24 hours. Place the icepack on the area for 20 minutes and remove the ice pack for 20 minutes. Continue this pattern for 24 hours.

  • Apply (over the counter) Arnica gel to the treatment area to help decrease the bruising, swelling, and discomfort.

  • Take (over the counter) acetaminophen and/or pain reliever if needed to decrease post treatment discomfort.

  • Sleep on your back and with head elevated for the next 3-5 days after treatment.

  • Drink plenty of water and fluids after treatment.

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