How Long Does Kybella Last?

Kybella is a new injectable drug to completely get rid of a double chin. Fat folds under the chin often do not go away even after losing weight, or they worry people without excess weight for hereditary or other reasons.

Fortunately, it turned out that the fat cells in this zone can be simply melted down with injections based on deoxycholic acid.

Fat cells can simply be melted with injections based on deoxycholic acid.

The composition of the drug

Deoxycholic acid is a substance produced by the human gallbladder to absorb fats. If this substance is removed, and then injected into the subcutaneous fat, the process of the breakdown of fat cells will begin.

After such a decay, the cells will remain, but will not be able to save fat, and therefore, decrease in size. As a result, the second chin will disappear.

Kybella contains artificially synthesized acid, as well as components to dilute it and facilitate injecting.


The efficacy and complete safety of Kybella injections were confirmed by two dozen clinical trials. Each involved about one and a half thousand patients.

The experiments lasted for three to four months. 79% of patients who received the drug were satisfied with the results. In the control group, which was administered a placebo, only 33% were satisfied with the results of treatment.

Indications and contraindications

The introduction of the drug Kybella is shown only in the presence of fat deposits in the chin. They may occur due to excess weight or as a result of heredity. If in this zone you have loose skin, you will need a lift.

Injections are contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Chin Infection
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Age up to 18 years

Many contraindications are on the list because no clinical trials have been carried out, for example, in children under 18 and pregnant women.

During pregnancy planning, it is also better to refuse the procedure, since you can become pregnant before the course of injections is over.

Procedure progress

The first thing you need to do is to be examined and make sure that this particular method of correcting the second chin will help you. It is also important to inform the doctor about all diseases and medications you are taking. Temporarily refuse blood thinners, including aspirin.

The procedure is painless, for greater comfort to the patient, an anesthetic cream is placed on the chin.

The procedure itself is very simple – a marking is applied in the impact zone, and then the doctor makes several shots. Their number in one session can vary from 14 to fifty. All this takes no more than 20 minutes; after the procedure, you can immediately go home.

The result will be visible after a couple of sessions, but finally, it will be fixed after about six visits. Sessions need to be at intervals of a month. Depending on the condition of your adipose tissue, more or fewer procedures may be required.

After the procedure

If an injection was done by an experienced doctor, then there will be no problems. There may be slight swelling and bruising, which will disappear in a couple of days.

Sometimes patients feel a little discomfort and pain. Where the drug is injected, sometimes small seals appear, but they quickly dissolve.

In case of an error on the part of the doctor, the patient develops problems with swallowing. If a nerve is damaged during injection, the facial muscles may weaken. This can be avoided if you turn to an experienced specialist and carefully prepare for the procedure.

When the whole course is completed, the result will be fixed for a long time. The manufacturer claims that Kybella destroys fat cells, which means that they will no longer be able to accumulate fat, and the second chin will never appear.

Advantages and disadvantages


  • Painlessness and speed of the procedure
  • Lack of rehabilitation period
  • No need for anesthesia
  • The result is saved forever.


  • It takes a lot of sessions; the result will have to wait quite a long time.
  • Higher price than liposuction
  • Inefficiency in the presence of excess skin
  • The low prevalence of the drug in Russia is difficult to find a specialist who knows how to give Kybella injections.

How long does kybella last?

Unlike Botox, which yields results that last for up to 6 months in as few as 4 days, Kybella results are noticeable at four to six weeks and last for years, which means that touch-ups shouldn’t be needed.

As for side effects, expect to swell and bruising that start to fade within 3 days of treatment.


Following an in-depth consultation with one of our specialist doctors, the treatment usually takes between fifteen and thirty minutes.

Depending on the amount of sub-chin fat present, between two to six treatment sessions can be used to achieve the desired results.


The number of sessions required depends on the severity of the sub-chain scale (i.e., the double chin) and the goals of each client. Results should be visible between each treatment session.

Your doctor will estimate the number of sessions needed during your initial consultation. Then, at each visit, you will be able to evaluate the results using before-and-after photos and decide together on the treatment program.


On the new method of correcting double chin reviews are mostly positive. There are almost no responses from Russian patients, but the drug has been used abroad for two years already, and during this time thousands of people have tried it.

Patients note that after the full course, the double chin does go away completely. There are those to whom the drug helped to cope with fat folds inherited.

Of course, there are negative reviews, although they are more likely to be neutral. For some people, the drug did not completely solve the problem. There are no pronounced negative responses, which once again confirms the safety of Kybella.