Kybella is a synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid occurs naturally in the body to help breakdown and absorb dietary fat. When injected to areas with unwanted fat, Kybella destroys fat cells and renders them unable to store or accumulate fat again.

Used off label, Kybella can be used almost anywhere on the body to permanently remove unwanted fat, especially for the under chin, jowl, abdomen, and bra fat areas.

If you are interested in Kybella in Des Plaines & Chicago or have QUESTIONS, Please, contact White Pearl Medical Spa.

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Kybella is a non-surgical fat emulsifier with minimal downtime compared to surgical fat reducers, so it is a much easier treatment to plan for, time-wise and budget-wise.

The beauty of Kybella is that it always works (even though the amount of treatments it takes to reach desired results varies) and most patients are great candidates for this treatment!


The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic Deoxycholic Acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule found in your digestive system that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. The most popular area to treat with Kybella is under the chin or “double chin”. This is known in the medical field as the submental fat pad. Other areas that can be treated are jowls, bra fat to the front of back of the body, arms, stomach, lower back and sides (flanks), fat roll under buttocks (banana roll) and inner thighs. All areas must be assessed with a trained medical provider to decide if a patient and the area is an appropriate candidate for Kybella treatment.

How does it work? When injected into the fat beneath your skin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in the fullness to the treated area. Once the fat cells are destroyed they can no longer store or accumulate fat. Meaning this is a permanent treatment. Once you reach your desired aesthetic goal for the treatment area, further treatment is not expected.

What to expect? At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your skin, and the injection process takes about 2 to 5 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have in the treatment area and desired results. The number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Our medical providers will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of fat to the treatment area and your personal treatment goals.

The average patient receives 2 treatments using 2-6 vials total, however, again the number of vials used and treatments needed depends on the treatment area. Treatments may be done in 4 week intervals, but it is our recommendation for our patient’s to wait 8-12 weeks between treatments. The reason being that Kybella’s most common side effect is swelling. The swelling is only noticeable to others the first 3-5 days, but overall swelling can take 4-6 weeks to subside. In order to allow your body to heal and see results begin, it is best to wait 8-12 weeks between treatments.