What Areas Can Be Treated with Kybella?

Treated with KybellaKybella is a popular injectable treatment for submental fullness, which is more commonly referred to as a double chin. Since the fat cells in this area are often unresponsive to diet and exercise, Kybella can make a big difference for women seeking a more elegant neckline. 

While Kybella is currently only approved by the FDA to target fat cells beneath the skin, it may be effective in other areas of the body. Here, we’ll discuss how Kybella can treat stubborn fat and help patients achieve a slimmer look. 

How Does Kybella Work?

The main ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is naturally occurring in the body and functions by breaking down and absorbing fat. When deoxycholic acid is injected directly into areas of excess fat in Kybella treatment, it eliminates the existing fat cells while preventing the future storage and accumulation of fat. So, it works as a permanent solution to submental fat. Patients usually receive two to six Kybella treatments within six months for the best results. 

What Other Areas Can Be Treated With Kybella?

Kybella is extensively used to eliminate excess fat beneath the chin. While it’s not yet FDA-approved for use in other areas of the body, many aesthetic practitioners are discovering that it may be effective for small areas of excess fat in the:

  • Upper arms
  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Back
  • Lower buttocks
  • Lower abdomen

While Kybella isn’t yet FDA-approved for areas beyond the neck and chin, its applications may expand in the future. Dr. Hermann at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness has long been administering Kybella injections for submental fullness, giving patients a slimmer, more youthful silhouette.

If you struggle with excess fat under the chin, Kybella injections could work for you. Schedule an appointment at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness for a consultation.