Diminish the Double Chin

Reduce moderate to severe fullness under your chin and reveal an improved chin profile.


As people age, excess fat often develops under the chin creating what is called a double chin or a turkey neck. KYBELLA is a non-surgical intervention used to address this fat beneath the chin. Over multiple sessions, KYBELLA is injected into the skin beneath the chin where it destroys fat cells, noticeably reducing the fullness under the chin. This treatment is a permanent solution to double chin fat as it eliminates the possibility of the cells under the skin creating fat again.

What Does Kybella Treatment Feel Like?

On the day of your treatment, the area will be cleaned and a pattern of injection dots will be applied under the chin. The area will be iced before and after treatment to aid in your comfort. A series of specifically placed tiny injections are injected to the submental fat with a fine sterile needle. Any discomfort will improve and diminish within hours after treatment. 

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Please eat a full breakfast the morning of your treatment or a full lunch if your appointment is in the afternoon.  
  • You may take Tylenol 325mg two tabs by mouth or Tylenol Extra Strength 500mg, two tabs by mouth prior to your treatment to help with discomfort. 
  • Payment will be taken prior to treatment to allow for a smooth exit after treatment has been completed. 
  • We suggest bringing a scarf or wearing a turtleneck to cover the neck and chin area after the treatment. You will be leaving with ice wrapped with a bulky dressing around the chin/neck area.  
  • Please avoid Aspirin and ibuprofen 10-14 days prior to treatments to minimize the risk of bruising. If you have been told to take aspirin daily by your doctor, please let us know before stopping it. Other medications to avoid include Excedrin™, Motrin™, Naprosyn™, Aleve™, Gingko, garlic supplements, St. John’s wort, fish oil, and Vitamin E. 
  • Avoid alcohol two days prior to treatment to minimize the risk of bruising. 
  • We also offer a natural supplement, Arnica Montana, which can help with any bruising and can be started the day before the treatment and continued for several days after the treatment. If you experience bruising, it should subside in one or two weeks. 

*Keep in mind that treatment cannot be performed on skin in the neck area that is inflamed or irritated at the time of treatment. Please call the office prior to your appointment if you have any type of skin irritation present on the day of treatment.  

* If you need to cancel or reschedule, please give us a 24-business-hour notice to avoid any late cancellation fees.  

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • The most common side effects of KYBELLA include swelling, redness, bruising, numbness and areas of firmness. Swelling and bruising can last up to two weeks. 
  • Sleep with your head slightly elevated on a pillow for the two to three nights post-treatment to help minimize swelling. 
  • Ice the treated area for 10 minutes at a time for two hours after your treatment to minimize swelling and bruising. 
  • We recommend taking Benadryl 25mg and Motrin 400mg with a meal after the treatment and continue taking the Motrin daily and Benadryl nightly for three to five nights.  
  • Though rare and unexpected, please call the office immediately if you experience any of the following: expanding bruising, worsening pain, uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, or darkening of skin in the treatment area. 
  • For maximum improvement, you will need to return for two to five total treatments, each done six to eight weeks apart.  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Will I Look Like Afterwards? 

Patients should expect redness, bruising and soreness at injection sites. After treatment, a pressure ice bandage will be applied. Immediate and severe swelling post treatment will last for one week with residual swelling for up to a full eight weeks. 

  • How Many Treatments are Necessary? 

Patients require two to five treatments to see desired results depending on the severity of their submental fat. These treatments are spaced six to eight weeks apart. The number of treatments will be estimated at your consultation appointment. 

  • When Will I See Results? 

True results can be appreciated after eight weeks once the potential swelling has resolved. We will take photos at your follow-up visit to assess the results.  

  • Who Cannot Have the Treatment? 

Treatment should not be performed on patients who are pregnant, nursing or on skin that is infected, inflamed or irritated at the time of treatment. 

Before & After

Bucktown KYBELLA Before

Before treatment


After 6 weeks of treatment

Bucktown KYBELLA Before 2

Before treatment


After 6 weeks of treatment

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