Kybella - Skin and Laser Center - Danville, CA | La Vie MD



Kybella or deoxycholic acid injection is the first and currently only FDA-approved drug for the treatment of submental fullness or “double chin”. Double chin is a common cosmetic concern these days due to submental fat. It can be seen in men and women and can be related to aging, weight gain, and genetics. It is a safe, effective, and well-researched treatment for submental fullness.

How it works

During the digestion of food, deoxycholic acid breaks down fat by destroying the cellular membrane where the DNA is stored for that cell. When this same compound is injected into fat, it does the same thing in the targeted locations, helping to get rid of the double chin.

Once Kybella is injected into the chin, it dissolves fat cells which are then eliminated naturally from the body along with other waste. It harnesses the body’s own natural processes to eliminate fat in your neck and chin area, to achieve a sleeker, firmer look.


Kybella treatment makes sure your jawline is more defined & looks youthful. It doesn’t need maintenance injections and is virtually pain-free due to the use of topical anesthetic before the treatment. Also, its minimally Invastive.


Downtime with Kybella is minimal. Most patients can tolerate this procedure easily. However, there is always a risk of some swelling and mild redness that will resolve in 7-10 days.

To minimize potential bruising, discontinue the usage of non-steroidal medications or Vitamin E prior to the procedure.

Apply an ice pack approximately 15 seconds on, and 15 seconds off post your session.

Most people notice visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions.