How many injections are needed?

It can vary between 10 to 30 injections per session, depending on the severity of a double chin. You may need anywhere from 1-4 visits about 1 to 3 months apart. 

Are there any side effects?

As with any cosmetic injectable, common side effects such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain and numbness are to be expected. 

How long does it take to recover from Kybella injections?

Recovery time is typically limited to a few days. No bandages are needed but are offered and any pain or swelling can be treated with a cold compress.

Can I have Kybella injected into areas other than my chin?

Kybella is exclusively made to remove double chin fat only. You would need much more product to dissolve fat in the thighs, abdomen and hips.  Elume Medspa offers other procedures such as Venus Legacy for contouring other body areas.

Although the FDA hasn’t approved it for saggy skin, will Kybella help tighten loose skin?

Although it is meant to dissolve fat and not tighten skin, some people receiving Kybella injections have reported a noticeable tightening of loose skin. However, this unintended effect will not be experienced by everyone receiving injections


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KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA®destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.