Are you bothered by your double chin? Do you exercise and eat well and still suffer from stubborn fat on your chin that refuses to go away? The presence of a double chin adds years to an otherwise young face. It can also make you appear out of shape.

You may have thought about surgery and decided against it due to worries about potential complications and downtime. Are you interested in a non-surgical alternative? If so, Kybella may be for you. It is the only FDA-approved injectable that destroys fat cells under your chin area.

Kybella is made up of synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid occurs naturally in our body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Once injected under your chin, it destroys the fat cells there. The result is a sharper chin profile with reduced fullness.

The Kybella Procedure

Multiple small injections are administered under your chin during Kybella treatment. The process takes around 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections depends on the amount of fat to be treated. The number of treatment sessions is also case-specific.

Each Kybella treatment is spaced one month apart, and the number of treatments should not exceed six. The effects of the treatment begin to show around four to six weeks after having received the injections.

Kybella does away with the need for liposuction or any other such invasive fat-elimination surgical techniques. It does not require administration of anesthesia.

Minimal Side-Effects

Common side-effects of Kybella are minimal and include temporary swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort. Many patients registered feeling “tender” for a few hours after the treatment. Ice packs can help with discomfort and swelling.


Kybella treatment is only advisable for those above the age of 18. The ideal candidate for this treatment has moderate to severe fat deposits under the chin and overall good skin quality. If you have had or are planning to have facial surgery, you may not be a suitable candidate for this treatment.

Those who are pregnant, nursing, have trouble swallowing, or have an infection or medical condition in the submental area may not be ideal candidates for Kybella.

Kybella Preparation and Results

The Kybella treatment requires little to no preparation due to its non-surgical nature. Washing your face before the procedure will reduce chances of infection. Avoiding taking ibuprofen and acetaminophen will help prevent bruising.

Dr. Lam will mark the injection sites out with a marker before proceeding forward with the injections. He may also use a numbing agent or ice pack prior to the procedure for your comfort.

Usually, more than one treatment of Kybella is required to achieve the desired results. Two to four treatments are enough to create visible results.

The results of this treatment are long-lasting, which means the double chin does not reappear even after the patient has regained weight. However, it is recommended that the patient maintain a healthy weight range to maximize the quality of the results.

Make an Appointment for Your Consultation

With a visit to experienced and well-respected physician Dr. Nicholas Lam, you will be able to find out more about Kybella and its impressive results. Contact us today if you would like to set up your consultation.