Are you tired of that double chin staring back at you in the mirror or in photos? You’re not alone. The appearance of unwanted fat can be increased by aging or weight gain. And social media has us all questioning our angles, so we don’t always like what we see. Fortunately, there are new ways to get rid of unwanted fat under the chin and they don’t all require surgery! Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment for adults that breaks down fat cells for good, offering convenience and long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results.

  • CONCERN: Excess fatty deposits under the chin and on the neck.
  • TREATMENT TIME: Each session time is approximately 30 minutes.
  • RESULTS: You will see your best post-treatment results in 6 weeks.


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Kybella® is a well-tolerated alternative to surgical procedures, such as liposuction. Additionally, it can be used to diminish excess fat and volume in several locations of the body. Many patients use it successfully to reduce the appearance of fat in the jowls, submentally (under the chin), the armpits (in the bra area), on the stomach and love handles, areas of the back, and above the knee. Following your treatment, the target area will gradually become slimmer as your body metabolizes the affected fat cells. A series of 4-6 treatments can reveal smoother, smaller results in just 6-8 months.


Unlike traditional fat removal services, Kybella® is done by injection, which means the level of cost and risk of complications are significantly lower than with many surgical alternatives. Kybella® uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule that helps break down fat in the body. Wherever Kybella® is injected, it destroys body fat cells, so those areas can’t store fat anymore.


Stubborn or excessive fat under the chin (called submental fat or a “double chin”) may not go away with diet and exercise alone. While it is considered the premiere treatment for a double chin, Kybella® can also be used for getting rid of unwanted fat pockets in areas such as:

  • The back
  • The lower buttocks
  • Under the armpits (in the bra area)
  • The armpit
  • Inner knees
  • Lower belly (love handles)

Because Kybella® is a minimally invasive technique, it is fast emerging as the alternative for more invasive treatments, such as liposuction. If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about a double chin or other stubborn areas of fat, you may be a candidate for Kybella®. The trained and experienced SKIN FIVE specialists are here to provide the best fat targeting treatments, designed to match your aesthetic goals and lifestyle. Call us today to schedule a consultation of your own.


Compared to other cosmetic treatments aimed at targeting stubborn fat pockets, Kybella® has many advantages. Beyond being minimally invasive, it’s fast and easy. Tiny injections will be placed in the treatment area, breaking down the fat cells before they are absorbed by your body. Additionally, many patients can expect their results to be permanent. With virtually little to no downtime at all after receiving treatment, you may return to and resume your everyday activities immediately. Please discuss any existing medical conditions (such as bleeding problems) and planned procedures on your neck, face or chin prior to receiving any injections.


A typical Kybella® treatment session generally lasts 15-30 minutes. Most of the time is used to take progress pictures and review after-care instructions. You will receive multiple small injections marked inside your treatment area, though the exact amount will depend on the amount of fat and where the treatment area is located. Although there may be some minor and temporary effects, this lasts for a short time and eventually dissipates. These include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Temporary numbness at the site of injection

Additional treatment sessions are typically spaced 1-2 months apart to achieve the desired results.


Whether you’re curious about the best treatments for your skin type or seeking personalized advice, we invite you to contact us online or call us with any questions—our expert team is here to guide you towards your skincare goals.


Treatments only take about 15-30 minutes.

Kybella® is FDA-approved to treat small or larger submental fat deposits to contour the chin and jawline. It can be used off-label to treat fatty deposits around the elbow, lower buttocks, back, inner knees and lower belly.

Patients should expect visible improvements after their first treatment, with full results ready within about 6-8 months. Kybella® permanently destroys fat cells, which do not grow back.

At SKIN FIVE, we provide best-in-class treatment rooms equipped with complimentary wi-fi so you can plug into your favorite playlist or continue your Netflix binge. You choose.

Most of our patients dress in their workout clothing for comfort. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and will provide robes or disposable clothing if requested. On any special oral or topical medications? Just let us know when you schedule your appointment and we will let you know how to prepare.

The best candidate is an adult 18 years or older in good general health with moderate to severe fat beneath the chin. Before any treatment, our SKIN FIVE providers perform a full body assessment to learn about your concerns and design a treatment plan that aligns with your goals.

Most of our patients report feeling no more than a mild burning sensation. We encourage our patients to take a pain reliever immediately before the treatment to help relieve any pain in the treatment area. If you have any issues or concerns, just ask your SKIN FIVE provider.


“Oftentimes, a double chin is genetic even on those who are naturally thin. Kybella is such a great, non-invasive way to target the double chin and add structure and definition to the face.”

Elisabeth Dzhandzhikyan, RN

SKIN FIVE Pacific Palisades

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