Say goodbye to double chin fat.

Kybella®™ is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for dissolving the submental fat under your chin, sometimes referred to as “turkey necks” or “double chins.” Double chins are common – nearly 2/3 of adults say they’re bothered by the fullness. That fullness can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance – leading to an older and heavier look. 

Areas of Concern

When it comes to Kybella, the area of concern is truly centered around the chin and neck area, or the “double chin.” Kybella has not been tested on fat outside of the submental area, and has not been FDA-approved to treat any other area. 

As the first and only injectable of its kind, Kybella is uniquely qualified to significantly and permanently reduce the profile for patients with moderate to severe fat underneath their chin.


How Does Kybella Work?

Kybella® uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat under the chin. When injected into the submental fat under the chin, Kybella is great at destroying fat cells and repairing facial muscle weakness. Once destroyed, those cells can no longer store fat.

What to Expect

Kybella treatments are nonsurgical and minimally invasive, meaning patients can enjoy their results without long-winded preparation or recovery periods. That being said, all surgical procedures and cosmetic treatments come with pros and cons, so understanding the journey from start to finish is essential to understanding the results you could get.

Before Your Procedure

Though Kybella is a non-invasive, low-risk treatment option, patients considering this treatment will still require a consultation to ensure safety and candidacy. During this consultation, be honest about your current medical conditions, prescriptions, and medical history to ensure your safety during and after these cosmetic treatments. Little preparation is involved once candidates receive approval, but patients are encouraged to schedule their appointments before any major events and thoroughly wash their faces beforehand.

During Your Procedure

The Kybella procedure is relatively quick, usually lasting only 15 to 20 minutes. After cleansing the treatment area, Key Laser Institute will administer a numbing agent to ease discomfort. 20 to 50 deoxycholic acid injections are then inserted into the chin, and the solution begins to reduce excess fat beneath the double chin area. To summarize,

  • The treatment involves a series of small injections that tighten your neck and destroy severe fat cells.
  • Each in-office treatment session is typically 20-30 minutes.
  • Many patients experienced visible results in two to four treatments.
  • After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment is not expected.

After Your Procedure

Many patients can enjoy comprehensive results with only one Kybella treatment, however, severe cases of excess submental fat may require additional procedures. Patients are not required to take any downtime after Kybella, but they may experience some redness and swelling afterward. Within two hours, the effects of Kybella will become apparent and continue to improve for a while afterward. Results are long-lasting when patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, though future maintenance treatments may help keep the slimming effects of Kybella.

Results of Kybella

Results from Kybella are almost immediate, but slimming may take up to two hours to become visible. If you have several sessions, you will still be able to notice results after the first treatment, but continued sessions will lead to continued contouring. Minor side effects are usually apparent after the procedure but will not cause major discomfort. Overall, Kybella treatments will reduce any apparent double chin and minimize fat cells within the tissue around the skin.

Schedule a Consultation


Key Laser Institute has been offering quality Kybella treatments to many patients in the Portland, OR area. Anyone struggling with stubborn fat causing a double chin can consider Kybella treatments for a chiseled look. To get started, schedule a consultation with Key Laser Institute today.

Dr. Key looks forward to speaking with you!

The content within this page should not be used in place of direct medical advice/treatment and is solely for informational purposes.

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