If you only take pictures from certain angles trying to hide a double chin, you might be excited to learn that you have an injectable treatment option to get rid of it. Kybella® treats submental (under the chin) fullness for a more defined neck, chin, and jaw. If you have been looking for a way to shrink your double chin without surgery, Kybella® can help. 

What is Kybella®? 

Kybella® is the first injectable treatment FDA-approved to treat submental fat. Unlike surgical options, Kybella® requires no anesthesia, incisions, or scars. It works using deoxycholic acid, a molecule found in your digestive system where it helps digest fat. When injected, Kybella® breaks apart fat cells so the body can remove them. After a series of Kybella® treatments, your double chin will look noticeably smaller. 

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Top 3 Benefits of Kybella® Treatments

If you want to shrink a double chin but prefer to avoid invasive procedures, Kybella® gives you a safe, injectable alternative. Reasons that people choose Kybella® include:

Minimally Invasive

Kybella® requires a series of injections into the submental area. It leaves no scars, and you can resume most of your usual activities right after treatment. 


Most injectable treatments have temporary results, but Kybella® works differently. Fat cells broken apart by Kybella® will not grow back. Your results will last for as long as you maintain a consistent weight. 

Noticeable Results

You may start seeing results after one treatment. Results take time to develop, but you will see your double chin get significantly smaller. Your neck will look slimmer, and your chin and jaw will look more contoured. 

How Many Kybella® Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments will vary depending on how much fat you want to remove and how your body responds. Some people may only need one treatment, but you may need up to four sessions for maximum results. You may start to see results a few weeks after your first treatment. The body takes time to filter away the damaged fat cells, so your results will take several months to become fully visible. 

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Is There Any Downtime With Kybella®?

After Kybella® treatment, most people see some swelling. This swelling can last a week or two before fading away. You may also notice lumpy or hard areas where Kybella® was injected. These will usually go away without any intervention. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Kybella®?

If you have submental fullness and want a more sculpted neck and chin, you might be a good candidate for Kybella®. Ideal candidates should have reasonable expectations and no major health problems. You may not be a good candidate if you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions. 

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Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about Kybella®? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at 301-798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.

*Individual results may vary.