Benefits of Kybella

Kybella offers many benefits to that pesky chin fat that you may be trying to get rid of that just won’t go away. If you prefer not to have surgery but are looking for an answer, this FDA-approved treatment can permanently take care of excess fat and give you a better chin line in only 15 minutes. This fast, safe procedure provides you with the long-lasting results that you want. You can say goodbye to your double chin at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa today with Kybella.

At Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa, Annamarie Salyer FNP-C works with clients throughout Indianapolis, IN to achieve younger-looking skin through FDA-approved cosmetic injections. Annamarie is a medical aesthetics specialist who  administers Kybella to help clients achieve their personal cosmetic goals.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is designed to get rid of submental fat, or fat below the chin. It’s the only FDA-approved injectable treatment available to help get rid of the double chin that has you worried. Fullness under the jawline can result from weight gain and remain after weight loss due to aging and even genetics. Kybella offers a safe solution to get rid of this unwanted fat. Prior to its launch, the only option to get rid of submental fat was liposuction. This procedure is comfortable, safe, and only takes about 20 minutes to get you the jawline of your dreams.

Benefits of Kybella

Kybella is a safe, fast, non-surgical procedure to get rid of stubborn submental fat, also known as a double chin. Excess fat below the chin can cause you to appear older than you are and even appear heavier than you are. With Kybella treatment, the benefits you’ll receive include a contoured, defined profile and sculpted jawline along with an overall thinner facial appearance. Whether you’ve noticed excess submental fat from genetics, aging, or weight gain, Kybella will provide you with the results you want.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella is a deoxycholic acid-based formula. This naturally occurring molecule is found in the body and helps absorb and break down dietary fat. Kybella is injected under the chin and works by destroying fat cells while leaving other cells unaffected. Your body will clear the excess fat through natural processes, leaving you with a permanently well-sculpted jawline and slimmer appearance.

What to expect during a Kybella treatment?

Your Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa provider will assess your chin profile and discuss your goals before your procedure. They will design a customized plan for you and the amount of submental fullness that you have. During your Kybella treatment(s), you can expect:

  • The number of treatments you’ll need depends on your desired results and the amount of submental fat you have.
  • Each treatment session consists of several small injections. These are given underneath your chin.
  • If necessary, you’ll receive a topical lidocaine solution to help make the treatment more comfortable.
  • Swelling and tenderness may occur for one to two days after your treatment. This will most likely be the most noticeable after your first treatment injection session.
  • Most of our clients need more than one Kybella session to get the results they want. These sessions are spaced four weeks apart, and you may receive up to six treatments. Most clients at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa are pleased with the results after two to four treatment sessions.
  • Results from Kybella are permanent, as the fat cells under your chin will be destroyed. Once you see the results you want, there is no need for further treatment. Results are not immediate. That’s why you have a period you must wait between treatments.
  • Each session will take approximately 45-60 minutes.


There is not much to do before a Kybella treatment; however, the following are recommended for a safe, successful procedure:

  • You should tell your provider at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa if you take any blood thinners or aspirin or if you have ever had any reactions to or issues with Lidocaine.
  • Stop taking aspirin or blood thinners, including alcohol, at least 24 hours before treatment. This helps decrease the severity of bruising and gives your skin time to heal.
  • We also advise you to wait a day or two before resuming alcohol use.
  • There is typically some swelling after a Kybella treatment, so we recommend scheduling at least two weeks before any significant social or professional commitments.


There are certain things that we recommend to keep you comfortable and pain-free after your Kybella session. These include:

  • Avoid heavy activity and exercise the day of your Kybella treatment. You may resume normal activity 48-72 hours after your session.
  • You can use ice packs during the first 12 hours following your session to help with pain and swelling. You should ice for 15 minutes every hour.
  • Bruising and swelling are normal after Kybella treatment. If this becomes noticeable, you may apply topical Arnica cream to discolored areas, as well as taking oral Arnica.
  • You may also take 200 mg of ibuprofen three times daily for pain and swelling. Continue as necessary for up to four days post-treatment.
  • We advise that you do NOT massage the injection site.

Where to go to learn more about Kybella

If you reside in or near Indianapolis, IN and wish to learn more about the benefits of Kybella, contact Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa and schedule a consultation today. Medical aesthetics specialist Annamarie Salyer FNP-C discusses the initial steps and creates a customized plan that fits your cosmetic goals.

Frequently asked questions

What is Kybella?2023-04-23T15:53:28-04:00

Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys the fat cells, or the submental fullness, below your chin.

How does Kybella work?2023-04-23T15:53:27-04:00

When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

Who is a good candidate for Kybella?2023-07-24T16:27:50-04:00

Kybella® is the right choice for clients who are looking to improve their appearance.  The ideal candidate:

  • Has realistic expectations for the outcome.
  • Is at least 18 years old.
  • Has a moderate double chin.
  • Has good skin quality with minimal laxity.
  • Is not overweight.
  • Understands that Kybella is not a weight loss procedure.
How is Kybella administered?2023-04-23T15:53:26-04:00

The Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa practitioner administers Kybella using a fine, small gauge needle.

How many Kybella treatments will I need?2023-07-24T12:59:53-04:00

The number of Kybella treatments needed varies between clients. Many clients treated with Kybella experience visible chin contouring in 2 to 4 treatments. Some clients require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve desired results.

What are the side effects of Kybella?2023-07-24T13:06:34-04:00
Kybella side effects can include injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, and open sores (ulcers). Also, it can cause damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Further, Kybella can cause trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.

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Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa offers comprehensive, individualized, and a holistic approach to total wellness and age management. By focusing on customized medicine, Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa helps patients earlier in the aging process in order to help prevent, rather than treat age-related issues. Founded and run by Annamarie Salyer FNP-C, Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa is dedicated to helping patients identify the root causes of any issues in order to restore the body to its peak performance, alleviate symptoms and ultimately, reverse the effects of aging and prevent age-related diseases. Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa creates personalized treatment plans with proven, effective and safe anti-aging solutions that include highly advanced testing, bioidentical hormone therapy, nutrient therapy, sexual health programs, medical aesthetics, weight loss and much more.

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