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Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to reduce moderate to severe fat below the chin, also known as submental fat or a "double chin." It contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction of fullness under the chin, improving the overall contour of the jawline.


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You want to reduce stubborn fat under your chin that doesn't respond to diet and exercise.


You’re looking for a non-surgical solution to improve your chin and jawline contour.


You feel self-conscious about your double chin and want a long-term solution.


You prefer a minimally invasive procedure with little to no downtime.


You want a treatment that uses a naturally occurring substance to break down fat.


You desire a more defined and youthful facial profile.


You’re ready to boost your confidence with a personalized, effective treatment.

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How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella works by utilizing deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental fat beneath the chin, Kybella's deoxycholic acid targets and destroys fat cells. Once these cells are broken down, they can no longer store or accumulate fat, leading to a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin and a more defined jawline over time. The body naturally processes and eliminates the destroyed fat cells, resulting in a permanent improvement in the treated area.

The Science

Behind Kybella Results

Mechanism of Deoxycholic Acid

Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is a bile acid naturally produced by the body to help digest and absorb fats. When injected into submental fat, deoxycholic acid breaks down the cell membranes of fat cells, causing them to rupture and release their contents. The body’s metabolic processes then clear away the remnants of these destroyed cells. This targeted destruction of fat cells reduces the volume of fat beneath the chin, leading to a more contoured and slimmer appearance.

Permanent Fat Cell Reduction

The fat cells destroyed by Kybella do not regenerate. Once deoxycholic acid disrupts the cell membrane and the cell's contents are metabolized, the fat cells are permanently eliminated from the treatment area. This means that even if a person gains weight after treatment, the fat accumulation in the treated area is less likely to return. However, maintaining a stable weight is crucial to preserving the optimal results of the treatment. The permanent reduction in fat cells provides a lasting improvement in the contour of the jawline and profile.

Natural Integration and Minimal Downtime

Kybella works with the body’s natural processes, making it a safe and effective option for many patients. The procedure is minimally invasive, requiring only a series of small injections under the chin. This leads to minimal downtime and a relatively easy recovery compared to surgical alternatives. Swelling, bruising, and numbness are common but typically resolve within a few days to weeks. This approach not only ensures a more natural-looking result but also allows patients to quickly return to their daily activities, making Kybella a convenient option for those seeking aesthetic improvements without significant disruption to their routines.


Common Treatment Concerns


Double Chin (Submental Fullness)


The most common and primary treatment area for Kybella is submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin. It targets and reduces the fat under the chin to improve the jawline's contour and provide a more defined profile.


Jawline Contouring


Kybella can be used to enhance the definition of the jawline by reducing excess fat that causes a less distinct separation between the jawline and neck, giving a sharper and more sculpted appearance.




Fat deposits in the lower face, particularly around the jowls, can create a sagging appearance. Kybella can help to reduce these fat pockets, resulting in a firmer and more youthful look.


Neck Fat


Excess fat in the upper neck area, just below the chin, can also be treated with Kybella to create a smoother and more elongated neck profile.


Post-Surgical Fat Deposits


For individuals who have undergone other facial or neck surgeries and have residual fat pockets, Kybella can be an effective non-surgical solution to further refine and enhance their surgical results.


Small, Localized Fat Deposits


While primarily used for the chin and neck areas, Kybella can also be used off-label to treat small, stubborn fat deposits in other localized areas of the body where fat persists despite diet and exercise, such as the bra bulge or lower belly.

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Who Is A Candidate For Kybella?

A good candidate for Kybella is someone who has moderate to severe submental fat, commonly known as a double chin, and is seeking a non-surgical solution to improve their chin and jawline contour. Ideal candidates are adults in good overall health, with realistic expectations about the outcomes of the treatment. They should have stable body weight, as significant weight fluctuations can affect the results.

Additionally, good candidates for Kybella are those who are bothered by the appearance of a double chin and feel self-conscious about their profile. They should have sufficient skin elasticity to accommodate the reduction in fat volume, as excessive skin laxity might not achieve the desired contour without additional procedures. Kybella is suitable for individuals who prefer a minimally invasive procedure with little to no downtime compared to surgical options like liposuction.

People with certain medical conditions, such as difficulty swallowing, an active infection in the treatment area, or a history of an allergic reaction to deoxycholic acid, may not be good candidates. A thorough consultation with a qualified healthcare provider is essential to determine if Kybella is the right option based on individual health and aesthetic goals.

This Treatment Is For You If...


If you have noticeable submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin, and it bothers you, Kybella can effectively reduce the fat in this area. This treatment is designed to target and destroy fat cells, leading to a more defined and aesthetically pleasing jawline.

Individuals with Submental Fullness


Those who prefer a non-surgical option for fat reduction will find Kybella appealing. Unlike liposuction or other surgical methods, Kybella involves a series of injections with minimal downtime, making it an excellent choice for individuals looking for a less invasive procedure.

People with Non-Surgical Preference


Those who have a Stable Weight

Kybella is ideal for individuals who maintain a stable body weight and are looking to target specific areas of stubborn fat. If you have persistent fat under the chin that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, Kybella can help achieve a more sculpted appearance.


Anyone Looking for Permanent Results

People seeking a permanent solution for submental fat will benefit from Kybella. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they do not regenerate, providing long-lasting results as long as a stable weight is maintained.

This Treatment Is Not For You If...


Individuals with Significant Skin Laxity

Individuals with significant skin laxity or sagging may not achieve the desired results with Kybella alone. If excess skin is a primary concern, surgical options like a neck lift might be more appropriate to achieve the desired tightening and contouring.


If you have certain medical conditions, such as difficulty swallowing, an active infection in the treatment area, or a history of allergic reactions to deoxycholic acid, Kybella may not be suitable for you. A thorough medical evaluation is necessary to determine your eligibility.

Those with Certain Medical Conditions


Kybella is not for those seeking immediate results. The process of fat cell destruction and natural elimination by the body takes time, with full results typically visible after several weeks and multiple treatment sessions.

People Expecting Immediate Results


Those at an Unstable Weight

Individuals who experience significant weight fluctuations might not see lasting results from Kybella. Consistent weight maintenance is crucial to preserve the benefits of the treatment, as weight gain can lead to the development of new fat cells in untreated areas.

Alternative Treatment Offered at Avere Beauty




Cryoskin is a non-invasive treatment that uses heating and cooling to reduce fat and improve skin. It offers fat reduction, skin tightening, and facial rejuvenation through thermal shock, destroying fat cells and boosting collagen. Quick, comfortable sessions require no downtime, making it ideal for non-surgical body contouring. Results appear over several weeks.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Kybella works by utilizing deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. When injected into the submental fat beneath the chin, it destroys fat cells, which are then metabolized by the body, leading to a noticeable reduction in chin fullness.

Areas Served:

We offer Tetra Coolpeel laser treatment in the following cities and counties in Pennsylvania.


Cities: Pittsburgh, Cranberry, Fox Chapel, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley, Export, Squirrel Hill, Moon, Upper St Clair, Wexford, Greensburg


Counties: Allegheny

Zip Codes: All zip codes in 30 miles from Pittsburgh

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