Double Chin

Do you want to improve your appearance? Now available Kybella (just injections) for treatment of double chin.

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin also called double chin. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA®destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

Dr. Manrique injects KYBELLA®under the skin directly into the area beneath your chin. She applies topical numbing cream and an ice pack to ease the pain and make you comfortable during the injections. Each treatment session is spaced no less than one month apart.

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments from patient to patient. Dr. Manrique will determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals.

Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. The patients have had visible results after 2 to 4 sessions. Common side effects may include pain, swelling, bruising, redness of treated skin areas, numbness, or hardening of treated areas. KYBELLA®is also used by Dr. Manrique to treat off-label some trouble fat areas of the body.

Kybella treatment is frequently combined by Dr. Manrique with profound RF or micro-liponeck procedures.


Kybella treatment must be provided by a board-certified physician as Dr. Manrique. Don’t hesitate to call our office today! For more information about Kybella and to schedule your consultation, call (703) 638-0091. Take the first step!

By Dr. Liliana Manrique