Treatment Areas

  • Submental Fat
  • Neck Fat
  • Double Chin


in Fargo, North Dakota

When it comes to losing fat, a double chin can be one of the most frustrating areas to treat. Although surgical techniques can be effective, most patients don’t want to undergo downtime or take the risks. Kybella® is an effective injectable option that requires only a few easy treatments.

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What is Kybella?

Losing fat can be an extremely difficult journey for many people, but even after they reach their results, they are often left with pockets of fat. Most patients that struggle with a double chin, sometimes called submental fat, feel that it makes them look more overweight than they are, or that their overall profile is affected by submental fat. This can be the result of many different factors, like genetics, weight gain, or aging. Unlike fat in other areas of the body, submental fat doesn’t normally respond to diet and exercise, making it a struggle for many patients. Kybella is FDA-approved for the reduction of submental fat through a series of injections.

How does Kybella work?

Kybella is an injectable treatment that contains synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid is normally found in your metabolic system and helps to break down fat that you eat. When injected in a grid pattern under the chin, it can effectively destroy fat cells over time, resulting in a defined, contoured chin and jawline. Kybella is usually performed in a series of treatments spaced one or more months apart, and patients usually begin to see improvement within two to four treatment sessions. These quick and easy treatment sessions can be completed at our Fargo office. We can also supply a topical anesthetic so that you’re comfortable during the injection process.

Kybella Maintenance

After your treatment session, it’s common to experience some discomfort, bruising, and redness at the injection site, but these usually subside within a few days. Once you achieve your desired results with Kybella, there’s little need for further maintenance, since the fat cells will be no longer present under the chin. This means that you can no longer experience expansion of your fat cells under your chin, which is what contributes to the appearance of fatty pockets. It’s still important, however, to maintain your healthy lifestyle so that you don’t experience further weight gain. Additionally, an effective at-home skincare regimen can help to prevent signs of aging like sagging skin that can cause the appearance of a double chin.


Schedule a Consultation

A double chin can be an extremely difficult feature to get rid of. It can also lead to low self-confidence when it feels like it’s obvious to other people or in pictures. At Fargo Dermatology, Dr. Ness can discuss your options for Kybella and non-surgical facial rejuvenation during a consultation. To schedule a consultation, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.

For more information on our Kybella Treatment Instructions view our online resources.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are Kybella injections painful?

Small pinches, pain, aching, and/or pings to the injection area are common during treatment, but typically resolve within minutes. Tingling, bruising, numbess, swelling, and some pinching sensations can last 1-2 weeks.

Can Kybella be used for belly fat?

Kybella is FDA-cleared for submental fullness, or fat pocket under the chin.