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Kybella®️: Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin Without Surgery

Double Chin, Kybella, Elite Dermatology

Submental fullness, commonly called a double chin, is an annoyance for many people regardless of their overall health and fitness. Many otherwise fit and slim patients still have the dreaded double chin but are hesitant to undergo surgery — and with good reason. Liposuction or plastic surgery in any area of the body can be expensive and painful, and it requires downtime to heal properly.

Luckily, there’s a nonsurgical option called Kybella®️. Elite Dermatology can help you to get rid of your double chin for good and be selfie-ready in as little as four to six weeks — with no incisions or downtime. If you’re unhappy with your double chin, Kybella may be the answer for you.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a medicine that’s approved by the FDA to reduce the appearance of the double chin. It’s an injection of synthetic deoxycholic acid that permanently destroys fat cells, leaving you with a younger, leaner appearance. Kybella is specifically designed for the chin and neck region.

How does Kybella work?

The body naturally produces a molecule known as deoxycholic acid, which is stored in the intestines and breaks down and absorbs dietary fats. Kybella is a safe, synthetic version of the molecule that is injected directly into the excess skin on your neck. After the injection, the fat cells in the targeted area are destroyed and break down, and your body naturally eliminates them.

What should I expect from Kybella?

As soon as your treatment is complete, you can resume your normal activities. Initially, you may experience some possible swelling, bruising, irritation, or redness in the immediate vicinity of the injection. These side effects may last up to two weeks after the procedure and are completely normal.

After about four to six weeks, you notice the loss of fat under your chin and an improvement in your profile. Following your first treatment, your dermatologist monitors your results to determine if you need additional procedures.

Because Kybella breaks down and removes the targeted fat cells, this change is permanent, so you can say goodbye to your double chin for good. Unlike diet and exercise regimens that simply shrink fat cells — only to expand again as you gain weight — Kybella permanently destroys fat cells. Clinical studies have even shown that patients who gain weight in other areas after Kybella treatments manage to keep the double chin at bay.

Am I a candidate for Kybella?

Nonsurgical Kybella is a great option for most patients with submental fullness. During your initial consultation, the team at Elite Dermatology discusses your goals and reviews your history to determine if Kybella will work for you. Patients with certain health conditions, allergies, or other skin problems may not be good fits for the Kybella treatment. You cannot receive Kybella if you have an infection in the treatment area.


The Elite Dermatology team recommends maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise, but it’s impossible to spot treat fat the old-fashioned way. That’s why we’re happy to offer Kybella treatments, helping to boost your self-esteem and allowing you to say goodbye to your double chin.

Stop looking for just the right angle in your selfies, and start being excited to take photos. If you’re tired of your double chin and don’t want the hassle, expense, or recovery of surgery, call or book an appointment online today for your Kybella consultation.

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