KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved injectable which causes the destruction of fat cells, to contour and improve the appearance of submental region (under the chin), sometimes referred to as “double chin”.  Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat, meaning once you get the result you want, additional treatment is not needed.

A 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery found that 67% of people said they’re bothered by a double chin. The survey also found that those people were just as bothered by their double chin as their wrinkles or other signs of aging.

How It Works

KYBELLA™ is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, a substance found naturally in the body which breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. When injected in the submental area, KYBELLA™ causes the fat to permanently dissolve, resulting in a more contoured and defined jaw line.

KYBELLA™ may not be appropriate for everyone. Patients with prominent platysmal bands, excessive skin laxity (loose skin and sun damage) that warrants cosmetic surgery may not achieve ideal results. Schedule a consultation to discuss if you are a candidate for KYBELLA™.

KYBELLA™ has been under development for over 9 years. There are over 20 clinical studies involving more than 2,600 patients with this product. Dr LaFrance will evaluate you for submental fullness and discuss the treatment with you, including what you can expect from the treatment and how many sessions you will need.

What To Expect

How It Feels

Since deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, reactions to it are rare. Some patients may experience a stinging/burning sensation or moderate discomfort at the time of treatment.

Treatment Time

Approximately 30-45 minutes.


The fat begins dissolving within 10-15 minutes after the treatment. However, the initial swelling can take 1-2 weeks to subside, with the results appearing within 6-8 weeks.


Most patients will require 2-4 treatments for optimum results. Additional treatments are scheduled at 6-8 week intervals. Final results are expected to be seen 6-8 weeks after your final treatment.

Kybella™ after 2 treatments

Before Treatment

After Treatment

Kybella™ after 2 treatments

Before Treatment

After Treatment