Kybella Injectables

Thrive Skin + Wellness is located in Holly Springs.

Fat under the chin, known medically as submental fullness, has traditionally only been treatable with liposuction. The FDA’s approval of the injectable Kybella® offers a simple, non-surgical in-office treatment to literally melt fat under the chin. book a consultation


Treatable Areas


Service Time

60 minutes

Recovery Time

No downtime


2-3 treatments
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At Thrive Skin + Wellness, we like to focus on the after results because how you look and feel post – treatment is what counts the most.

What Is Kybella®?

Kybella® is a prescribed medication injected at the chin to burn fat and remove moderate to severe submental fat (double chin). This treatment is FDA approved with permanent results. The whole session only lasts for 60 minutes, and the visible results can be seen after 2 to 3 sessions.

How Does Kybella® Work?

Kybella® is made of synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a form of bile that is naturally produced by the body to break down fat. Kybella® injections below the chin will destroy fat cells and shrink the double chin. Because of this, Kybella® is an effective non-surgical option for restoring and enhancing the contours of your jawline.

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

The best candidates for a Kybella® treatment are healthy individuals who are committed to maintain proper nutrition and exercise. Kybella® is highly recommended for patients who prefer no-downtime treatments. There is no research on whether Kybella® is safe for pregnant or nursing women. Only consider this treatment before or after childbirth, since this will help to avoid potential complications. Kybella® is best for patients with realistic expectations. This treatment focuses on fat loss at the chin area and will not tighten or lift the skin. For people who have these appearance goals, we can recommend effective treatment options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated with Kybella®?

The dreaded “double chin” is the only FDA approved area that can be treated with Kybella®.

Are there any off-label uses for Kybella®? If so, are they safe?

No, there are not any off-label uses for Kybella® that are yet approved by the FDA. Kybella® has been studied for the submental area of the body-therefore the safety profile has only been established for this area.

Kybella® vs. liposuction for double chin? Which would you recommend and what is the difference?

Kybella® is a non-surgical injectable option for people who are on the go and do not have time for a more invasive procedure. With Kybella®, you do not have to wear compression garments, dressings, or have any wound site management. After a liposuction treatment, you usually need about 5 days of inactivity, but with Kybella® you could go back to work the same day. The determination between which treatment you need can only be made by a trained professional as it depends on the area of treatment and expected results.

What is recovery like for Kybella® injections?

The great thing about Kybella® is that it is a NO downtime procedure! After a Kybella® treatment, you may notice some bruising, swelling, numbness, and tenderness. This is only temporary, and you can still go about your normal daily activities.

How long do results from Kybella® injections last?

This is our favorite part about Kybella®- it permanently destroys the fat cells!

What do I do if I gain weight after using Kybella®?

As with any season of life- weight fluctuations are expected. The fat cells that Kybella® treated are permanently gone-but this does not treat future fat cell accumulation.

Are Kybella® injections painful?

There is slight discomfort with any injection, but in the hands of our experienced injectors, we use techniques to create the best treatment experience.

How long is a Kybella® treatment?

The procedure takes about 60 minutes- We weren’t joking, this is a simple procedure, perfect for those people who want a better “selfie!”

How many Kybella® treatments do I need to see results?

On average, 2-3 treatments are required to gain the desired results. We will be able to give you a customized analysis to determine the right treatment for you! Treatments are available now. Your consultation is provided free. Give us a call at (919) 557-6400 to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.

Your Kybella Injectables will be performed at Thrive Skin + Wellness' surgery center located in Holly Springs, NC.

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