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Kybella NY (New York): Under-the-chin contouring

Kybella became popular in 2015 when developer Kythera Biopharmaceuticals brought their innovative drug to market and subsequently received FDA approval. The non-invasive procedure proved so promising at correcting the submental space that slowly develops with age, that pharmaceutical heavyweight, Allergen, purchased the company to leverage the success and popularity of the treatment. Book a Kybella consultation in NY (New York).

What is Kybella?

Kybella contains an enzyme found in the gut that helps break down and absorb fat. Kybella eliminates the double chin. Since weight reduction alone does not get rid of the sagging under chin area, Kybella treatments are considered an innovation in dermatology. Kybella-trained medical physicians like Doctor Roya frequently use this injectable medication with great success.

Kybella is FDA-approved for injections in the submental space, to treat fullness. However, throughout New York, nationally and abroad, it is frequently used ‘off-label’, meaning it’s used in a manner not described on the packaging label.

Kybella is not a filler, but an injection that helps cosmetically improve one’s appearance, often in these off-label usages in the following body areas:

  • Cheeks, jowls and jaw;
  • Chest, breast, armpit folds and bra line;
  • Back;
  • Stomach;
  • Inner thighs;
  • Inner knee.

Cheeks, jowls, and jaw

Kybella – deoxycholic acid – is injected into the cheeks to destroy sagging fat cells. Once injected, the targeted area can no longer store or accumulate fat. Injections can also be used in other areas such as the jawline, neck, chest, and stomach.

Chest, breast, armpit folds and bra line​

Kybella injections around the breast area target the bra roll – a fat-prone area where diet and exercise seem ineffective. Fat that bulges at the armpit on the side of the breasts is often a troublesome reality for women. The Kybella treatment aims to streamline the contours of the breasts as fat liquifies and passes from the body through urine.


Excess fat in the back area is common. Individuals seeking treatments to contour a V-shaped back while eliminating fat often seek the off-label use of Kybella.


The stomach is one of the hardest places on your body to lose weight. Kybella can help you achieve a slimmer abdomen by reducing the number of fat cells in the area.


Inner thighs

Dimpled skin on the thighs, also known as cellulite, is a frustrating reality for many women. Kybella is injected into the skin of the inner thigh to break down and absorb dietary fat. As with other areas, once the fat cells are destroyed, they can no longer accumulate fat.

Inner knee

People who are dissatisfied with a bulky knee appearance may find Kybella treatments effective. The results can contour the kneecap area and create the appearance of a sleeker leg.

Inside a Kybella treatment in NY

Kybella is a non-surgical injectable medication administered by accomplished doctors, like Doctor Roya. Once the target zone is marked and sterilized, a topical numbing ointment is applied. The injection itself takes about 30 seconds. The injection site typically stings for up to two minutes following an injection.

Many patients report that the sensation feels like a bee sting. Ice is often applied and stinging usually goes away before the patient’s appointment ends. The application of ice throughout the remainder of the post-procedure day is often considered a beneficial step. Doing so will eliminate any lingering pain and swelling.

The length of each treatment session varies depending on the amount and severity of the submental fullness being treated. Up to six treatments may be administered through the course of a treatment schedule, spaced at least one month apart.

After-treatment Kybella instructions

After-treatment instructions for Kybella treatments are important to keep in mind to aid treatment results and to avoid discomfort. For the two days following a procedure here are a few things to avoid:


  • Alcohol and caffeine
  • Spicy foods and foods high in sugar and sodium
  • Refined carbohydrates
  • NSAIDs
  • Steroids

Avoiding alcohol and caffeine, spicy, high sugar and sodium-laden foods reduces the risk of swelling, bruising and irritation. Refined carbohydrates, NSAIDs, or anti-inflammatories, and steroids should also be avoided for the first two days following a Kybella procedure.

Kybella post-procedure instructions on the submental space will include keeping your head elevated for the subsequent two days. Sun exposure and excessive heat including saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs should be avoided. Sweating can cause irritation at the injection site. Additionally, athletic exercise will also be discouraged for up to one week.

Aside from the previously discussed precautions, patients are able to return to their normal activities and routines. However, Kybella recipients should refrain from touching the treated area for five days to prevent infection. Facial treatments like chemical peels, laser treatments and even facials should be postponed for two weeks.

Other Kybella considerations

A review of your intake of supplements should be discussed with Doctor Roya. The following listed vitamins and minerals can interfere with healing and delay desired results:

  • Ginkgo Biloba;
  • Niacin;
  • Vitamins A and E;
  • Cod liver oil;
  • Flax oil;
  • Garlic.

Multivitamin ingredients should be examined carefully since they often contain many of the listed ingredients.

Kybella treatment results

Individuals who receive Kybella treatments should adopt a level of patience as the results of each treatment are gradual. However, over time, patients can expect to see a visible reduction in the appearance of their double chin or in other targeted fat deposit regions. The number of treatments required depends on the amount of initial fat.


The number of treatments necessary for optimal Kybella results vary from person to person. On average, most people will need two to four treatments spaced six to eight weeks apart to see the desired effect. Kybella treatment improvements are gradual. However, over time, and with additional treatments, fat deposits can be eliminated, disappearing gradually.

Be sure to take a look at the Kybella before and after pictures of some of Doctor Roya’s New York area patients to assess the capabilities of Kybella injections.

Kybella side effects

A common side effect of Kybella is hardness at the injection site. This typically resolves within a few days to a week. Hair loss and infection have also been reported as adverse reactions. The downtime experienced after a Kybella treatment is typically minimal. Be sure to schedule a consultation with Doctor Roya to discuss potential side effects.

The best Kybella candidate in NY

The ideal Kybella candidate is bothered by the appearance of a double chin, or other moderate-fat-level areas, and is motivated to make cosmetic improvements. Often, this type of person is drawn to Kybella injections because it’s a non-surgical approach to fat removal.

Good Kybella candidates have realistic expectations. After a thorough consultation with a physician, they understand the ongoing treatments that will likely be necessary to achieve the desired results. Consideration of the multiple-injection treatment plan, that may extend many months, is essential.

Scheduling the optimum number of treatments to achieve the expected outcomes is a priority. Costs involved in the treatments are also an important consideration. Medical insurance typically does not cover cosmetic procedures so fees and pricing associated with the treatments should be seriously considered.

Schedule a consultation with Doctor Roya to explore Kybella treatment specifics like suitability, scheduling, and pricing.

Kybella treatments for submental fat are FDA-approved for individuals 18 years of age and older. The treatments are not indicated for pregnant or nursing women.

Combining Kybella with other non-surgical treatments in NY

Kybella, like Botox or dermal fillers, offers results by pinpointing multiple fat regions. Botox, like Kybella, is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment. Its active ingredient is botulinum toxin – a neurotoxin that blocks nerve impulses that relax the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox and Kybella are often administered in one visit. Thus, if your treatment plan includes Botox, your physician may suggest a single treatment appointment to target different areas of the face. Treating disparate areas at once is often a productive course of action.

When the FDA approved Kybella to eliminate fat in the submental space, it was a long-awaited game changer in the field of dermatology. The realm of highly effective cosmetic techniques got a boost with the advent of this treatment. For this reason, Kybella is embraced by both physicians and patients because it corrects a cosmetic issue that has concerned individuals for generations.

As we’ve explored, when Kybella is injected into the fat cells, they are permanently destroyed. So, once you’ve achieved your desired result, additional treatments are not necessary. Kybella is considered by many to be a true innovation in the field of cosmetic dermatology.



To discover how Kybella and other body contouring treatments may benefit you, schedule a comprehensive consultation with Doctor Roya at one of her convenient New York offices in Manhattan, Queens, or Long Island. Doctor Roya is an award-winning physician who tailors her care and treatment precisely for you!

Kybella FAQs

There is pain at the Kybella injection site and patients report soreness in the chin area for up to two hours post-procedure.

The CoolMini, a CoolSculpting relative, is a non-surgical, non-invasive alternative to Kybella. Liposuction is an invasive, surgical alternative to the treatment.

Patient's Testimonies

Kybella has been a game-changer for me. I've always been self-conscious about my double chin, but after a few treatments at Doctor Roya Institute, it's practically gone! The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and made the process comfortable and easy.
- Thomas W.


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