Kybella Orange County - Mission Viejo Dermatologist



Kybella is a non-surgical method for removing stubborn fat that doesn’t resolve with dieting and exercise. A series of injections are performed into the unwanted fat that is the cause of a “double chin.” The solution dissolves the fat, and it is gently removed without any surgery or downtime. To see if Kybella is right for you, call us today or request an appointment online at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an organic compound found in the digestive system which is used to break down and absorb dietary fat. The active ingredient is known as deoxycholic acid and produced by the liver. When injected into unwanted fat, this natural molecule dissolves the tissue and allows the body to excrete it.

The main benefit of Kybella is not requiring surgery or downtime associated with surgery.

What is a treatment with Kybella like?

The treatment session is a quick 10-15 minute office appointment. When you arrive, your skin is cleaned and prepared for the injections. The unwanted fat and double chin is identified and marked for treatment. A series of approximately ten to twenty injections place the Kybella into the targeted fat. It immediately begins to work by dissolving the fat. Once the fat is dissolved over the course of a few weeks, the body’s lymphatic drainage system removes it.

The most common side effect is some swelling and redness of the chin that typically resolves after a few days. You’re able to return to work and regular activities immediately.

How many treatments are needed with Kybella?

Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, you will need between two and four treatment sessions.

How do I know if Kybella is right for me?

We are here to help you. If you have areas of stubborn fat in the neck that don’t seem to resolve with diet or exercise, Kybella may be right for you. 

Call us today or request an appointment online at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center to get started on a eliminating those annoying areas of fat.

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