Say goodbye to your double chin

If you have a double chin, then you probably know how hard it can be to get rid of. Also called submental fullness, this condition develops when a layer of fat settles beneath the jawline, making you look heavier than you are. Unfortunately, a double chin is notoriously stubborn and can worsen with age as the skin begins to sag. To top it off, it doesn’t always respond to diet and exercise, especially if that’s where your body wants to store its excess fat. That’s where KYBELLA® comes in. KYBELLA® is a nonsurgical injectable specifically developed to target and destroy unwanted fat cells that accumulate beneath the chin. It’s a quick, permanent and relatively painless treatment for improving your facial profile.

We have several good options for unwanted fat and KYBELLA® is just one of them. Schedule a consultation to discover which treatment is right for you.

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Treatment Time

15-20 min





Noticeable Results

4+ weeks

Full Results

Up to 6 sessions


KYBELLA® is an FDA-approved injectable treatment specifically formulated to target submental fat, more commonly known as a double chin. Composed of synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body, KYBELLA® works by breaking down and dissolving fat cells in the treated area. Once these cells are destroyed, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. No scalpel, no stitches — just a sleeker, more defined chin contour.

The KYBELLA® treatment involves a series of small injections under the chin that take about 15 to 20 minutes to administer. The downtime is minimal compared to more invasive fat reduction procedures, and most patients notice visible improvements after just a few treatment sessions. Like other injectables, KYBELLA® is priced by the vial.

How Does KYBELLA® Work?

KYBELLA® takes a sophisticated yet natural approach to eliminating unwanted fat. The primary active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a bile acid found within the human body. In its natural role, this molecule aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fats. When used as an injectable treatment, deoxycholic acid demonstrates a similar talent — but for the targeted destruction of adipose fat cells rather than dietary fats.

Once injected into the submental area, deoxycholic acid disrupts the outer membrane of the fat cells. This process allows them to be metabolized by your body and eliminated through your body’s natural waste disposal system.

What Are the Benefits of KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® can offer numerous benefits as a noninvasive alternative to liposuction for submental fat reduction. Some of the notable benefits include:

  • Eliminates submental fat beneath the chin
  • Permanent results
  • Minimal to moderate downtime
  • Visible improvements after 2 to 6 sessions
  • Improves facial contours and profile
  • Natural-looking outcomes
  • Quick treatment times

What Areas Can KYBELLA® Target?

The FDA has specifically approved KYBELLA® for reducing moderate to severe fat under the chin. This area is notoriously difficult to address through diet and exercise alone. Some practitioners use KYBELLA® off-label for treating small fat pockets elsewhere, but the FDA has not evaluated the safety and efficacy of KYBELLA® treatments in any areas other than below the chin.

"The advancements in aesthetic medicine excite me every day. KYBELLA® represents a breakthrough in minimally-invasive fat reduction, aligning perfectly with our commitment to bring you treatments that are not just effective but also grounded in sound science."

— Dr. Burns

Am I a Good Candidate for KYBELLA®?

At Resurrect Skin MD, we take a highly personalized approach to patient care, right from your very first consultation. You may be an ideal candidate for KYBELLA® if you:

  • Are bothered by excess fat underneath your chin
  • Have been unable to reduce this fat with diet and exercise
  • Prefer a nonsurgical approach to address this concern
  • Are in good general health
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcomes

We believe in the power of comprehensive aesthetic wellness, so we’ll evaluate you as a whole during your consultation, not just focus on isolated issues. This allows us to incorporate KYBELLA® into a broader strategy to rejuvenate and elevate your natural beauty while considering your overall well-being. Our goal is to craft a treatment plan that is greater than the sum of its parts, maximizing your results while upholding the highest standards of safety and care.

What Should I Expect During My KYBELLA® Treatment?

To prepare you for the best possible outcome, we’ll provide you with detailed pre-treatment guidelines during your consultation. These generally include:

  • Scheduling your appointment at least two weeks prior to any important events
  • Avoiding anti-inflammatory medications or blood thinners to minimize bruising
  • Arriving with your skin free of makeup or skincare products

Before the injections are administered, a provider will apply a topical numbing cream for your comfort. You are welcome to relax in one of our luxurious massage chairs while the cream takes effect. Once the treatment area is adequately numbed, you will be escorted to a treatment suite and the injection sites will be marked.

Using a fine-gauge needle, your provider will inject a small amount of KYBELLA® into multiple points within the targeted fat layer under your chin. The treatment typically takes 15 to 20 minutes.

Is There Downtime After a KYBELLA® Treatment?

KYBELLA® allows for a fairly quick return to daily activities. Downtime is minimal to moderate depending on individual responses, with many patients feeling comfortable returning to work and other commitments within a day or two. That being said, everyone’s experience is unique, and your personalized treatment plan will include downtime expectations tailored to you.

You can expect to experience some warmth and swelling at the injection site. Other side effects that can occur include bruising, redness, numbness, tenderness and discomfort lasting up to two weeks. Our providers prioritize your safety and adhere to the highest medical standards, which means we’ll take all necessary precautions to minimize potential side effects.

Your post-treatment aftercare is a crucial piece of achieving optimal results. We’ll provide you with a detailed, individualized aftercare plan, typically covering:

  • How to manage side effects
  • How long to avoid strenuous activities, heat and sun exposure
  • When you can restart your regular skincare routine and in-office treatments

Our team will monitor your recovery, and we’re always available to address any concerns or questions you may have.

"KYBELLA® adds a unique dimension to the array of injectables we offer at RSMD. While fillers and neurotoxins primarily address wrinkles and volume loss, KYBELLA® focuses on sculpting and defining your jawline. This allows us to take a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation, combining different injectables to achieve natural-looking, balanced results.”

— Dr. Burns

How Long Does It Take to See Results From KYBELLA®?

Factors such as the size of the treatment area, the amount of fat present and individual biological responses can all influence how quickly you'll see results. Generally, most patients start noticing improvements four to six weeks following their initial KYBELLA® treatment.

Results are not immediate due to the body's natural process for purging fat cells. Once deoxycholic acid has destroyed the fat cells in the targeted area, your body requires time to metabolize and remove them. This is not an instantaneous action; it involves a series of biochemical reactions that break down the cell components into waste products, which are then safely eliminated from your body.

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How Many KYBELLA® Treatments Do I Need?

Our aesthetic experts will tailor your treatment to your aesthetic goals, so the number of injections you’ll need may vary. Typically, two to six sessions are required for optimal outcomes.

These sessions are usually spaced at least one month apart to give your body ample time to process the broken-down fat cells.

Are the Results of KYBELLA® Permanent?

The results of KYBELLA® are considered permanent; the fat cells that are treated do not come back. However, significant weight gain post-treatment could lead to the expansion of fat cells that remain in the treated area, causing renewed fullness under your chin. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important for maximizing the lifespan of your results.

At Resurrect Skin MD, our commitment to you goes beyond one appointment. We won’t just see you through the initial stages of your KYBELLA® treatment; we aim to be your aesthetic partners for years to come, offering long-term plans tailored to your evolving needs. If you desire additional fat reduction in the future, we will help you design a treatment plan that suits the new phase of your aesthetic journey.

Embrace Confidence With KYBELLA® at Resurrect Skin MD

Have you found yourself obsessing over your profile in the mirror, or avoiding photos because of a double chin you can’t lose? You’re not alone — and you’re not without options.

If you’d like to learn more about KYBELLA® and whether this treatment is right for you, contact us today. You can reach our team by calling 219-754-6865 or completing our online contact form.