Kybella is a unique injectable treatment that permanently reduces fat. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring substance that dissolves fat cells within the body. While originally intended to reduce the appearance of a double chin, Kybella can also be used to reduce fat throughout other areas of the body.

A double chin can make you look older and heavier than you are. Often caused more by genetics or aging than the lifestyle you lead, it can be nearly impossible to target neck fat with diet or exercise.

Look As Wonderful As You Feel!

Imagine loving your profile again, never feeling like you needed to adjust the angles in your photos to hide your neck, or simply feeling confident wearing that favorite necklace or collared shirt. If you find yourself styling your hair or beard to conceal a full neck, or loving scarf weather a bit too much, now is the time to consider how a few simple injections could change the way you feel about your neck.

Kybella is FDA-approved to treat submental fullness, also known as double chin, with a series of injections that dissolve excess fat.

How Kybella Works

Kybella is a synthesized version of deoxycholic acid, a chemical that is naturally occurring in the body and plays a role in the absorption of dietary fats. Treatment typically begins by numbing the area using lidocaine. Once numbing has taken effect, your physician will strategically inject Kybella. This process takes, on average, just 15-20 minutes. Kybella is injected into the treatment area under the chin and works to destroy fat cells. Once damaged, those fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, and are cleared away by your body’s natural processes1,2.

Everyone will need at least 2 treatments, spaced a month apart. After these initial 2 treatments, we will space out any additional treatments at longer intervals, so that their full effect can be evaluated. Treatment number varies by patient and will be discussed during your complimentary consultation. The actual procedure will last about 15-20 minutes in the office.  Once you achieved the level of correction desired, additional future treatments are not anticipated1,2.

Kybella Results

Kybella is a synthesized version of deoxycholic acid, a chemical that is naturally occurring in the body and plays a role in the absorption of dietary fats. Kybella is injected into the treatment area under the chin and works to destroy fat cells. Once damaged, those fat cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, and are cleared away by your body’s natural processes. 1,2

As you recover from Kybella treatment, you may experience some initial swelling as your fat cells are broken down. Once this subsides, you should see reduced fullness in the treatment area. Patients require at least two sessions of Kybella injections before they see their goal results, and more treatment sessions may be necessary.

Kybella for Jowls

In some cases, the appearance of jowls is caused by excess fat. If this is the case, this jawline filler is used to reduce this fullness and rejuvenate the jawline and chin area.

Kybella for Double Chin

Kybella was originally intended as a treatment for submental fullness, commonly called a “double chin.” Even if you are at a healthy weight otherwise, many people struggle with a double chin. Kybella can be injected below the chin to reduce the appearance of a double chin.

Kybella for Armpit Fat

Armpit fat can be frustrating, limiting the styles of shirts or dresses that a patient feels comfortable in. Kybella can be used to spot-reduce these areas of excess fat.

Kybella for Banana Roll


A “banana roll” is a common term for a roll of fat below the buttocks, causing a look of sagging or poorly defined buttocks and thighs. This can affect people who are otherwise at a healthy weight overall. Kybella can be used as a solution for a banana roll.

Kybella as a spot-reducer for the body

Stubborn areas of fat are common in many areas of the body, no matter how active or healthy you are. Some patients simply have a genetic tendency to store fat in areas that leave them feeling self-conscious. In many cases, Kybella is a suitable solution to spot-reduce fat throughout the body.

Kybella Pricing

Kybella is priced by the number of vials used, with smaller areas requiring fewer vials than larger areas. Each treated area will need at least 2 injection sessions, and up to 4 or more, depending upon how much fat there is to treat. Typically, a double chin or jowls is going to cost around $900 – 1800 per treatment, making the final cost $1800 – 3600+.

How to Choose a Kybella Doctor

When choosing who to receive injections from, there are a lot of options available. At Reflections Center, our procedures are performed by physicians who are experts in a handful of specific procedures, allowing them to hold a comprehensive understanding of the procedures they perform beyond that of an average technician.

Like with all injectables, there is an art to providing the best results with Kybella. Our expert physician injectors were hand-selected by Kythera, the creators of Kybella, to be some of the very first to receive training on this product, because of their reputation as leaders in this field. Reflections is proud to be able to offer Kybella, as well as a wide variety of other cutting-edge procedures, to our patients in New Jersey.

The Reflections Difference- Our Expert Physician Team

Like with all injectables, there is an art to providing the best results with Kybella. Our expert physician injectors were hand-selected by Kythera, the creators of Kybella, to be some of the very first to receive training on this product, because of their reputation as leaders in this field. Reflections is proud to be able to offer Kybella, as well as a wide variety of other cutting-edge procedures, to our patients in New Jersey.

At Reflections, we focus only on creating the best cosmetic results for each patient. To that end, we offer the widest array of effective treatments, administered by the most skilled and experienced cosmetic physicians. We’d love to invite you in for a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors, so we can discuss if Kybella is right for you.

If it turns out, for whatever reason, Kybella isn’t your best choice, we’ll be happy to talk about other options, such as Laser Liposuction, Necklift, Exilis, ThermiTight, Thermage, or Ultherapy.

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

Recovery & Downtime from Kybella

The most common side effects of Kybella are swelling and bruising, which subside after a few weeks. Some patients also feel soreness in the treatment area for up to a day or two after their procedure. Most patients fully recover from Kybella injections within a month.

Minimizing Swelling with Kybella

Swelling is one of the most common side effects of Kybella injections. However, our physicians have found that including Kenalog in our injections often allows patients to reduce swelling. Kenalog is a corticosteroid that can be administered by injection.

Combining Kybella With Other Procedures for Maximum Results

Kybella works to eliminate excess fat in the neck and under the chin. For many patients, it makes sense to also address sun damage and skin tightening during the same treatments, so that a more comprehensive improvement can be achieved in a single appointment.  Your treatment plan based on your individual physiology, aging patterns, and lifestyle will be created during your complimentary consultation with one of our expert physicians.

In some cases, combining Kybella with another procedure can offer the best results. For jowls, filler is often used in the cheeks, chin, or jawline in addition to Kybella. Some examples of dermal fillers include Juvederm or Restylane.

However, many concerns are effectively treated using Kybella alone. This includes spot-reducing fat or a double chin. In some cases, a cellulite treatment (such as Cellulaze) may be useful, but this will be recommended for an additional appointment after your Kybella procedure.

Alternatives to Kybella

For some patients, Kybella may not be the right choice to treat their areas of concern. Thankfully, Reflections Center offers a wide variety of treatments to suit any patient. If your physician believes that Kybella isn’t suitable for you, they may recommend one of the following treatments instead.

CoolSculpting can be used for the double chin using the CoolMini module. CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure that freezes fat cells, and in our experience, this procedure works just as well as Kybella. Many patients also experience less swelling and downtime with CoolSculpting compared to Kybella, which suits some lifestyles better.

For spot reducing fat in other areas, CoolSculpting is just one procedure that can be helpful. SculpSure is a laser treatment for fat reduction that takes just 25 minutes on average. Some patients or physicians prefer Laser Liposuction instead, a surgical procedure in which fat cells are melted before being suctioned away using a cannula inserted through a small incision.

If you experience jowls and loose or sagging skin, removing the fat alone won’t effectively treat these symptoms. During your consultation, we may suggest that a facelift is the only truly effective procedure to rejuvenate the lower face and neck areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Be Transformed – Inside and Out!

Our goal at Reflections is to help each patient look and feel like their very best self. With Kybella, you will experience a renewed sense of self-confidence and be transformed, inside and out.

Sources:
1. Phase 3 Study of Deoxycholic Acid Injection (ATX-101) Versus Placebo for the Reduction of Localized Subcutaneous Fat in the Submental Area (REFINE-1)
2. FDA Kybella prescribing drug information

Medical Director at

Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.