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How long does Kybella last?

It’s all you see every time you look in the mirror. You focus on it in every picture and in every social media post you’re tagged in. You know exactly what it is, but you can’t seem to get rid of it: the dreaded double chin. Your friends and family may tell you that you look great, but if it continues to affect your confidence and self-image, it’s a problem. At Doctor’s Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, we have the solution to your double chin, and it’s Kybella.

How Long Do Kybella Results Last?

Once you achieve your desired look, your results will be permanent. Kybella works by targeting and permanently destroying the fat cells causing your double chin. Once they are naturally flushed from the body, they are gone for good. To maintain your results, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle. Kybella treatments will not prevent the formation of new fat cells that develop beneath the chin post-treatment due to weight gain, it only targets current fat cells.

Ways to Make Your Results Last Longer

When you gain weight, you typically gain it everywhere, even in the area beneath the chin. If this area has held onto stubborn fat in the past, it will most likely always be a trouble area for you whenever you gain weight. A healthy lifestyle is the easiest way to maintain your results post-treatment, and there are many simple ways to do this, including sticking to an exercise routine and eating healthy.


Starting and maintaining an exercise routine doesn’t mean you have to train to become a bodybuilder. However, it does mean that you need to commit to movement each day. Get your heart rate up for at least 30 minutes a day, whether that’s by going to a gym or taking a daily walk outside. Look for ways to add more movement to your daily routine:

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Walk to get your lunch when you are at work instead of driving
  • Park at the back of the lot when you’re running errands
  • Download a fitness app on your phone
  • Perform facial exercises that can help tone and maintain that sculpted appearance beneath your chin

Eat a Healthy Diet

Eating healthy can seem daunting if you’re in the habit of eating whatever you feel like, but it doesn’t have to be. A healthy diet is the easiest way to avoid weight gain, which could lead to the return of your double chin. Start by eliminating one or two unhealthy foods each week and replace them with healthy alternatives. Eat less and move more and make sure that you’re drinking enough water each day to help flush your system and help keep weight gain at bay.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved, prescription-only injectable that treats and corrects excess fat beneath the chin. It gets rid of fatty tissue, also known as submental fullness, and replaces it with a smooth, sculpted profile.

How Does It Work?

This injectable contains an active ingredient called deoxycholic acid, an acid that is naturally found in the body and works to process and absorb dietary fat. The role of this acid in Kybella is similar, as it mainly works to target, breakdown, and destroy the fat cells beneath the chin. Once the fat cells are targeted and destroyed, the body naturally removes them over the course of several weeks and, then they are permanently gone.

How Many Sessions Are Required to Achieve Results?

The total number of sessions required to achieve desired results varies from person to person. Each patient has a different goal and amount of fat beneath the chin. Patients with mild submental fullness may achieve their goals after one or two sessions, while those with more severe submental fullness may require more. Typical sessions are spaced thirty days apart, and patients should have no more than six total treatments performed.

What Happens During Treatment?

During your treatment, your injector, who has been fully trained in the administration of this injectable, will perform several, small injections into the area beneath your chin. The total number of injections will be discussed beforehand and will be based on your goals and how you ultimately want your profile to look. Appointments typically only take 15 to 20 minutes, and immediately following, you can return to your normal daily activities.

Am I a Candidate?

Do you have excess fat beneath your chin that is causing a double chin? Does your double chin affect your confidence and make you feel self-conscious, or make you appear heavier than you are? Have you have been eating well and working out but still can’t get rid of that excess fat beneath your chin? If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, you are most likely a candidate for Kybella Little Rock.

As always, we will analyze your problem area, discuss your health history with you, and find out your ultimate aesthetic goals during your initial consultation to confirm that this treatment is the best option for you.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today!

You should only have one chin, and it should be as sculpted and defined as you want it to be. With this injectable, you can get rid of your double chin and define and sculpt it in the process. Don’t let your double chin affect your daily confidence. Contact us at Doctor’s Med Spa in Little Rock, AR, and schedule your initial Kybella consultation today.