A double chin can be frustrating, especially when even diet and exercise won't make it go away. For anyone facing this situation, there is a solution in Kybella®. New Jersey patients looking for a nonsurgical solution for their submental fat problem can receive the treatment at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care.

Kybella® works by dissolving the fat that causes a double chin. It is a fast, minimally invasive option that creates the desired results.

Achieve slim, youthful-looking contours with minimal recovery time! Call 973-731-9600 or contact us online to learn more about Kybella® in New Jersey at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care!


Kybella® is an injectable medicine, available only from doctors, that non-surgically destroys fat cells to reduce a double chin and bring increased definition to a patient's profile.


The active ingredient in Kybella® is a synthesized version of deoxycholic acid, an enzyme found naturally in the body, where it serves to break down dietary fat during digestion. When this acid is injected with precision into key locations on the neck — specifically, under the chin — it can selectively disrupt the fat cells there.

Once the unwanted cells are destroyed by Kybella®, the fat stored inside them is released, naturally absorbed, and gradually reduce from the body over time. These cells will not reform or regrow. This is very different from the effects of dieting, which, when successful, merely shrinks large fat cells (rather than destroying them) – and not always in the exact locations where you want them to shrink. While the fittest of individuals who follow healthy diets religiously may watch their arms reduce in circumference and their bellies grow flatter and flatter, they may continue to face a slim layer of fat below the chin. Even when dieting is successful, the shrunken cells can change over time. Given the right conditions, these cells can enlarge again and force you to repeat the tedious cycle over and over.

Kybella® injections at New Jersey's Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care are all made below the chin.
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The FDA has approved Kybella® to treat submental fat found below the chin. New Jersey patients will find that Dr. Rachael Hartman at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care will focus solely on that area, making up to 50 injections that target the unwanted fat cells that cause a double chin.


There are several techniques for reducing a double chin, including diet, exercise, and liposuction. Diet and exercise work differently for different people and may not be as effective as you age. These fat-reduction strategies also only make fat cells smaller, leaving them in place. Liposuction removes the unwanted fat cells but has risks and requires recovery typical of surgical procedures. Kybella® is nonsurgical and requires minimal recovery time.


A Kybella® treatment session can include up to 50 injections placed with precision and accuracy in the target area. The trained and experienced Advanced Dermatology team tailors the amount of Kybella® used to the patient, typically completing a single session in a less than half an hour.

Many patients find that they get the results they have been seeking after two to four treatments, each spaced eight weeks apart. The breakdown process of submental fullness takes weeks, so the double chin-reducing effect will be a gradual, but ultimately noticeable, one.

Kybella® side effects include issues common to injectable treatments of all kinds: swelling, bruising, redness, or discomfort at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and tend to resolve on their own.

Allergan reports from its clinical trials that Kybella® can cause serious side effects, such as facial muscle weakness or an uneven smile due to temporary nerve injury in the jaw (experienced by 4 percent of clinical trial participants). This localized nerve injury resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (from a range of 1 to 298 days). Trouble swallowing (another side effect experienced by 2 percent of trial participants), resolved on its own in a median of 3 days (from a range of 1 to 81 days).

You can discuss the excellent Kybella® safety record (and answers to any other questions you may have) at your consultation.

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Your doctor will assess your face and your personal cosmetic goals to determine the number of necessary injections, which vary from person to person.


Patients receiving Kybella® injections can expect some swelling, bruising, pain, loss of sensation, redness, and other common injection-related side effects in the treatment area. All should resolve on their own in a matter of weeks, if not days.

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Kybella® at a Glance

  • Kybella® is a nonsurgical and minimally invasive way to reduce submental fullness, also known as fat under the chin.
  • The active ingredient in Kybella®, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring bile acid that works to break down fat cells, while leaving other tissues unharmed.
  • Kybella® is suitable for patients over the age of 18 with moderate to severe submental fullness that makes them look older or heavier than they actually are, and who otherwise live a balanced lifestyle.
  • Each treatment session only takes about 30 minutes with minimal recovery time after.
  • While results are visible after just one Kybella® treatment session, most patients require two to four sessions afterwards for the best results.
  • No patient can receive more than six Kybella® treatment sessions in total.
  • Kybella® has an excellent track record of safety and effectiveness, and side effects are usually temporary and minimal.
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Patients reducing their double chin with Kybella® may also want to consider fat reduction elsewhere. Vanquish ME® is a treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to generate heat that can reduce fat on the abdomen, love handles, and thighs. These fat cells may be resistant to diet and exercise.

Neither of these body contouring treatments should be considered as weight-loss methods or strategies for improving health. They are for aesthetic purposes only.


Skin tightening with the Titan® device can address loose skin that sags and creates jowls. This is not caused by excess fat, but by volume loss and skin laxity. Kybella® can get rid of surplus fat cells under the chin, while light energy can stimulate new collagen deposition and provide firmer, sleeker skin in the treated areas.

Patients seeking a more youthful face may want to consider treating their wrinkles with effective hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, such as the Juvederm® and Restylane® Silk products.

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Juvederm® can temporarily smooth out nasolabial folds and marionette lines, while the related Volbella® is especially suited to reducing the appearance of vertical lip lines. It can also provide a subtle change to thin lips, making them softer and rounder.

Voluma® is a dermal filler that adds volume to the upper cheeks and the "apple" of the cheeks, subtly lifting the skin of the lower face. On the upper face, BOTOX® can help to relax wrinkle-forming muscles for a smoother forehead and crow's feet next to the eyes.

For more generalized facial rejuvenation and correction of mild to moderate skin damage, laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel® can improve pore size and texture of the skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines, correct acne and surgical scarring, and address uneven pigmentation and brown spots (including melasma).

Other popular facial rejuvenation options include the Eclipse MicroPen and chemical peels. The MicroPen stimulates collagen production in areas where volume loss may be less obvious, to encourage an overall healthy glow. While peels work to remove dead and damaged skin cells from the face to reveal the newer, fresher layers of skin underneath.

The Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care Team assesses each patient with careful consideration of their unique facial profile. Our goal is to develop a plan that includes the most appropriate treatments and deliver the best possible results. Kybella® and other treatments may be used alone or in combination to achieve an overall rejuvenated effect that features better-defined contours, fewer wrinkles, and smoother, more luminous skin.

Learn more about Kybella® from New Jersey's skin care experts. Contact us online or by phone at 973-731-9600 to schedule a consultation.

*Patient results may vary.