Kybella

Dr. Alexis Aesthetics

Aesthetics Med Spa located in Tucson, AZ

A double chin that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise can be frustrating. If you have submental chin fullness that doesn’t respond to your best efforts, Kybella® offers a simple, fast, and effective option for reducing the appearance of a double chin. The highly trained and experienced team at Dr. Alexis Aesthetics can give you an attractive chin profile in a few quick treatments. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Tucson, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.

Kybella Q & A


What is Kybella?

Kybella® is an injectable medication that reduces the appearance of submental chin fat, or a double chin. Kybella is the only injectable medication that’s FDA approved to treat adults with moderate to severe submental chin fullness. 

How does Kybella work?

Fat deposits cause the appearance of a double chin under your jawline. The following factors contribute to submental chin fullness:

  • Weight gain
  • Aging
  • Genetics

Losing weight, maintaining a healthy diet, and getting plenty of exercise can reduce submental chin fullness, but sometimes these things do not affect a double chin.

Kybella contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid. Your body naturally produces this molecule to break down fat as part of the digestion process.

When Kybella is injected into submental chin fat, it enhances your body’s ability to break down fat in the chin area and destroys the fat cells so they can no longer hold on to fat deposits.

What happens during a Kybella procedure?

Your expert at Dr. Alexis Aesthetics uses a very slim needle to carefully inject multiple doses of Kybella into your chin. The treatment takes about 15-20 minutes.

Most patients find the process tolerable. Your experienced provider also applies a topical numbing cream before beginning your procedure, to improve your comfort during the procedure. 

How many Kybella treatments will I need?

How many Kybella treatments you need to achieve your goals depends on how much excess fat you have in the area and other individual factors. Following your consultation, your Dr. Alexis Aesthetics specialist designs a personalized treatment plan to reduce your double chin and achieve an attractive chin contour.

In most cases, a series of up to six Kybella treatments spaced about a month apart is needed for optimal results. You may experience some temporary swelling, redness, or discomfort around the injection site. Other side effects are possible but rare.

Are my results permanent? 

Kybella doesn’t just remove fat; it also damages fat cells so they can no longer store fat deposits. Results are typically permanent, and maintenance treatments aren’t necessary.

If your double chin bothers you, boost your self-confidence with simple, effective Kybella injections. To schedule a consultation, call Dr. Alexis Aesthetics today, or book an appointment online.