Reduce Unwanted Chin Fat Without Surgery

By: Dr. Ashish Bhatia


Some people are genetically predisposed to store more fat beneath the chin, regardless of their body composition. If you have a double chin or are unhappy with your appearance in the under chin, jawline or upper neck area, KYBELLA may be a solution. At Oak Dermatology in Naperville, IL or our other locations, Kybella can be used for various different things including improving your profile without invasive measures such as surgery.

Call now to meet with one of our fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologists and discuss the possibility of KYBELLA injections.

What causes excess chin fat?

There are several reasons why someone might develop a double chin, including:

  • Genetics: Some people are more prone to storing fat in this area due to genes.
  • Weight changes: Even small fat deposits are distributed unevenly throughout your body during weight fluctuations.
  • Age: Natural age can cause small fat pockets to accumulate beneath the chin over time.

Many of these factors are out of our control, but that doesn't mean you have to live with a double chin. There are ways to improve your appearance, and KYBELLA is proven to be one of the most effective fat removal treatments available.

What is KYBELLA?

Kybella is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment designed to eliminate stubborn fat under the chin, commonly referred to as a "double chin." The treatment involves the injection of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat.

Kybella was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015 for the treatment of submental fullness, or excess fat under the chin. Since then, it has become a popular alternative to surgical procedures like liposuction and neck lift surgery.

How does treatment work at Oak Dermatology?

Oak Dermatology begins with a consultation to ensure that KYBELLA injections are the best way to manage your double chin in Naperville, IL. It is during the consultation that we discuss your goals and concerns while answering any questions you have about treatment.

The injection process is relatively quick and easy. Your provider will use a small needle to administer KYBELLA into the targeted areas beneath your chin. When injected into the area under the chin, the synthetic deoxycholic acid in Kybella breaks down the cell membrane of fat cells, causing them to rupture and die. The body then naturally eliminates the fat cells over time. The treatment itself takes about 15 to 20 minutes per session, and most patients experience only mild discomfort during and after the procedure. Some swelling, redness, and bruising may occur after treatment, but these typically resolve within a few days to a week.

Kybella treatments are typically administered in a series of two to six sessions, spaced about a month apart. The number of treatments required depends on the individual's specific needs and the amount of fat under their chin. Recovery is also short and easy, with most people resuming their usual activities almost immediately.

What do KYBELLA results look like? Are they natural?

Patients will see a visible reduction in their double chin after fat removal treatment. Providers at Oak Dermatology are highly trained and certified specialists in Kybella injections, therefore they have the skillset to not only knowing the proper dosage to administer for an effective treatment, but also knowing how to customize injection patterns in order to provide natural results. These results are long-lasting if patients do not experience any significant weight fluctuations. Many people enjoy a more youthful appearance and improved self-confidence after completing KYBELLA injections.

No more chin fat

A double chin can make you self-conscious and uncomfortable in your own skin. If you are interested in learning about KYBELLA and if these injections are right for your needs, call Oak Dermatology to schedule an appointment in our Naperville, IL, Itasca, IL or Joliet, IL offices.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.