What is Kybella and Who is a Good Candidate? Discover the Possibilities

By: Dr. Calvin Williams


Title: What is Kybella and Who is a Good Candidate? Discover the Possibilities at Essential Dermatology Group, PLLC in Bedford, Texas.


When it comes to achieving a more defined and contoured facial appearance, many individuals struggle with stubborn submental fat, commonly known as a "double chin." At Essential Dermatology Group, PLLC in Bedford, Texas, we offer a revolutionary treatment called Kybella, designed to eliminate this unwanted fat and improve your profile. In this blog post, we will explore what Kybella is and who makes a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure.

Understanding Kybella:

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that targets and destroys fat cells beneath the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental area, Kybella works by destroying the fat cells, preventing them from storing or accumulating fat in the future. As a result, the treated area appears slimmer and more defined over time.

Ideal Candidates for Kybella:

Kybella is suitable for individuals who are bothered by the appearance of a double chin and are looking for a non-surgical solution to address this concern. A good candidate for Kybella should:       

  • Have moderate to severe submental fullness: Kybella is designed to treat noticeable double chins, so individuals with moderate to severe submental fat may see the most significant improvements from this treatment.       
  • Be in good overall health: As with any cosmetic procedure, it is essential to be in good health before undergoing Kybella injections. This includes having no active infections or skin conditions in the treatment area.       
  • Have realistic expectations: While Kybella can provide noticeable improvements in the appearance of a double chin, it may not achieve the same level of contouring as surgical options like liposuction or a neck lift. It is essential to discuss your expectations with our dermatologists at Essential Dermatology Group, PLLC, to determine if Kybella is the right choice for you.       
  • Prefer a non-surgical solution: Kybella is an excellent option for those who prefer a non-invasive treatment with minimal downtime compared to more invasive surgical procedures.       
  • Be patient with the results: Kybella's effects are not immediate, and it may take several weeks to months to see the full results of the treatment. Typically, multiple sessions spaced about a month apart may be necessary to achieve optimal results.


Kybella is an innovative treatment option for those seeking to eliminate stubborn submental fat and improve the appearance of their profile. If you are considering Kybella injections in the Tarrant County area, our experienced dermatologists at Essential Dermatology Group, PLLC can assess your unique needs and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about Kybella and take the first step towards a more defined and contoured appearance.

Kybella before and after treat
* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.