Kybella Treatments in Scottsdale, AZ

Specializing in Kybella Injectables to help remove double chins and provide contouring for a beautiful face and neck

A double chin, also known as submental fullness, can be a challenging problem, as diet and weight loss don’t always offer a real solution, and most patients hope to avoid surgery. However, no one should cringe every time they see themselves in profile. While a double chin is often associated with being overweight, genetics and aging also contribute to the likelihood of developing submental fullness.

Regardless of the cause, a study in 2017 revealed that 47% of the people surveyed were bothered by their double chin, and 45% felt other people noticed it too.

At Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics, our goal is for all of our patients to look and feel their best. So we offer Kybella cosmetic injectable treatments to dramatically reduce the fat under your chin and let you fall in love with your profile again.

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Why Do I Have a Double Chin?

As mentioned above, you don’t have to be overweight to develop submental fullness. In addition, people of all ages, sizes, ethnicities, and both genders have double chins. 

Causes of double chins include:

  • Weak chin structure
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Genetics
  • Posture
  • Age

With age, the structural support provided by collagen protein dissipates, and skin begins to sag at lower gravity points, which are under the chin for the face.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is the first and only treatment approved by the FDA to offer a non-surgical solution for submental fullness. Kybella injections use a synthetic molecule identical to deoxycholic acid. 

Deoxycholic acid is a salt that naturally exists in bile, helping the body to digest fat. Kybella injections into the subcutaneous fat under the chin replicate deoxycholic acid’s effects. 

First, the treatments destroy fat cells’ membranes, breaking down the cells into debris. Then, the body’s lymphatic and circulatory systems clear the cell debris in a process that takes several weeks.

Does Kybella Really Work?

As part of the FDA approval process, Kybella underwent rigorous testing. As a result, over 79% of patients who participated in Kybella clinical trials reported feeling happier with the look of their chin after Kybella treatments. 

What Can I Expect from Kybella Treatments?

At Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics, all of our treatments begin with a complimentary consultation. At this appointment, Dr. Shatkin will meet with you to discuss your treatment goals, expectations, and medical history and provide a treatment plan for your Kybella injections.

Kybella treatments are minimally invasive and don’t require any general anesthesia. However, we recommend that patients take over-the-counter pain relief medication before Kybella treatments. 

Most Kybella treatment sessions last between fifteen and twenty minutes. Before the treatment begins, the skilled team at Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics cleans and maps the area under your chin to pinpoint the injection sites that will offer the best results. 

We may also administer a topical or local anesthetic before starting the injections if requested. A Kybella treatment involves about twenty injections to the chin area. Immediately after the injections, we apply ice packs to the site to minimize swelling.

Each treatment utilizes between one and three vials of Kybella, depending on how much submental fullness a patient looks to eliminate.

Will I Require Downtime After Kybella Treatments?

Most patients don’t require any downtime after Kybella treatments. Immediately following your injections, you can return to your everyday activities. 

When Will I See Results? 

Kybella requires two to six treatments to deliver optimal results. We schedule each treatment four to six weeks apart, allowing the body time to flush the destroyed fat cells out of your system before your subsequent treatment. 

Between appointments, you’ll gradually see the fat in your chin area melt away as the Kybella injections destroy the cells and your body flushes them out of your system. As a result, most patients begin noticing a slimmer profile in the weeks following their second treatment. 

Are Kybella Results Permanent?

Yes. Once Kybella destroys the fat cells in your chin, they can never return. Therefore, you won’t need further Kybella injections once you achieve your desired results unless you experience significant weight gain. 

We encourage patients to follow a healthy diet and exercise to enjoy the results of their Kybella treatments for the rest of their lives. 

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What Are the Benefits of Choosing Kybella?

There are limited options to target submental fullness, especially when diet and exercise aren’t tightening your profile. However, Kybella offers significant advantages compared with liposuction to reduce a double chin. These advantages include:

Minimally Invasive

Kybella treatments can easily fit in with your busy lifestyle. There’s no required downtime, and treatments last around fifteen minutes. 

Kybella injections are in-office procedures that don’t require any sutures, surgery, or special preparations.

An Overall Slimmer Appearance

Reducing fat and enhancing your jawline can significantly improve the overall bulkiness of your appearance. Many patients who undergo Kybella injections report that friends and family ask about their weight loss methods when a more defined profile is the only difference.

Restored Youthfulness

Extra fullness under the chin often makes patients look older, as that bulkiness is associated with sagging skin. Removing the fat that causes your chin’s bulkiness and softens your profile allows for sharp, defined, younger-looking features.


The FDA approved Kybella injections for treating submental fullness in 2015. Testing on over 1000 people at 70 different sites showed that Kybella offered safe, significant, positive results.

Customizable Treatments

Kybella treatments can offer patients the results they’re hoping for, regardless of how much or how little fat they hold in their chin. 

Since treatments vary by how much Kybella the injector applies at a time, where the injections target fat, and how many injections each patient needs, every treatment is custom-tailored to provide exciting, slimming results.

Works Well with Other Procedures

Kybella injections pair well with other treatments, including dermal fillers, Ultherapy, facials, and other treatments that lift and tighten the skin, working in conjunction with Kybella’s fat-dissolving effect.

Natural Improvements

Kybella treatments remove fat from your body using your own lymphatic and circulatory system. The results are gradual and natural-looking, so no one needs to know you had any help slimming your profile. 

Patients who value their privacy find the gradual depletion of their submental fullness preferable to surgical procedures like liposuction, which drastically change your profile at once.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella Injections?

Kybella Treatment in Scottsdale, AZ - Double Chin Removal and ContouringIf you’re bothered by fullness under your chin, Kybella may be an ideal treatment option. Most patients are good candidates for Kybella injections. 

However, the patients who enjoy the best results from Kybella treatments are unable to shed submental fullness despite diet and exercise and who maintain a healthy weight.

Kybella targets fat but not skin laxity, so patients whose submental fullness results from excess skin won’t achieve optimal results.  

Ditch the Double Chin at Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics 

Only you and your doctor can conclude if Kybella treatments are right for you. Patients who see the best results from Kybella treatments receive their injections from a skilled professional, like Dr. Todd Shatkin. He brings 30 years of expertise to Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics. 

If you’re frustrated with the appearance of your double chin and wondering about Kybella for your submental fullness, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shatkin at Scottsdale Dental and Facial Aesthetics today.