Kybella/Belkyra: Liquid Lipo for Double Chins

What is Kybella?

Before and After Double Chin Treatment of influencer Aurellie at Lip Doctor in Mississauga and Oakville, showcasing a reduction in submental fat and a more defined profile.

Kybella, also known as Belkyra in Canada, is a revolutionary injectable treatment that targets and destroys fat cells under the chin. It is the only FDA-approved injectable for submental fat, making it a popular choice for those looking to reduce their double chin without surgery.

How Does Kybella Work?

The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the submental fat, deoxycholic acid disrupts the cell membrane of fat cells, causing them to break down and be naturally eliminated by the body’s metabolic processes.

Benefits of Kybella

  1. Non-Surgical: Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment that requires no incisions or anesthesia.
  2. Permanent Results: Once the fat cells are destroyed, they do not return. This means long-lasting results, provided you maintain a stable weight.
  3. Quick and Convenient: The treatment itself takes only a few minutes, and most patients require 2-4 sessions spaced 8-12 weeks apart for optimal results.

The Kybella Procedure

The Kybella procedure is straightforward. After a thorough consultation, a grid pattern is marked under the chin to guide the injections. A topical anesthetic may be applied to minimize discomfort. Small amounts of Kybella are then injected into the fat layer beneath the skin. The process takes about 15-20 minutes, and patients can usually return to their normal activities immediately after.

Is Kybella Right for You?

Kybella is ideal for individuals with moderate to severe submental fat who prefer a non-surgical option. It is important to consult with a qualified provider to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kybella

Q: Is the Kybella treatment painful? A: Patients may experience some discomfort during the injections, but a topical anesthetic can be applied to minimize pain. Post-treatment, there may be swelling and redness, which typically subside within a few days.

Q: How many Kybella treatments will I need? A: Most patients require 2-4 treatments, spaced 8-12 weeks apart. The exact number of sessions depends on the amount of submental fat and the desired results.

Q: What are the side effects of Kybella? A: Common side effects include swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are generally mild and resolve on their own.

TruSculpt by Cutera: Advanced Fat Reduction Technology

What is TruSculpt?

TruSculpt is an innovative non-surgical body contouring treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to eliminate fat cells and tighten the skin. It is an effective solution for reducing stubborn fat in various areas of the body, including the double chin.

How Does TruSculpt Work?

TruSculpt utilizes monopolar RF technology to deliver controlled heating to the subcutaneous fat layer. The RF energy heats the fat cells to a temperature that causes them to break down and be naturally eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system. Simultaneously, the heat stimulates collagen production, which helps tighten and firm the skin.

Benefits of TruSculpt

  1. Non-Invasive: TruSculpt requires no incisions, needles, or anesthesia.
  2. Fast and Convenient: Treatment sessions are short, typically lasting 15 minutes per area.
  3. Effective Fat Reduction: Clinical studies have shown an average of 24% fat reduction in the treated area after a single session.
  4. Skin Tightening: The RF energy also promotes skin tightening, resulting in a smoother and more toned appearance.

The TruSculpt Procedure

During a TruSculpt session, a handheld device is used to deliver RF energy to the target area. The device glides over the skin, emitting heat that penetrates the fat layer. Patients often describe the sensation as a warm massage. The treatment is comfortable, and there is no downtime required, allowing patients to resume their daily activities immediately.

Is TruSculpt Right for You?

TruSculpt is suitable for individuals who have small pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is an excellent option for those looking to improve their body contours without undergoing surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions About TruSculpt

Q: How soon will I see results from TruSculpt? A: Results can be seen as early as 6 weeks after treatment, with optimal results appearing around 12 weeks post-treatment as the body continues to eliminate the fat cells.

Q: How many TruSculpt sessions will I need? A: Most patients achieve their desired results with one or two sessions. However, additional treatments may be recommended depending on the amount of fat and the desired level of improvement.

Q: Are there any side effects of TruSculpt? A: TruSculpt is generally well-tolerated with minimal side effects. Some patients may experience mild redness, swelling, or tenderness in the treated area, which usually resolves within a few hours to days.

Tailoring Treatments for Optimal Results

At Lip Doctor, we understand that every patient is unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for everyone. That is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and aesthetic goals.

Combining Kybella and TruSculpt

For patients with significant submental fat and skin laxity, combining Kybella and TruSculpt can provide optimal results. Kybella effectively reduces fat, while TruSculpt tightens the skin, ensuring a smoother and more contoured appearance.

Personalized Consultation

During your consultation, we will assess your double chin and discuss your treatment options. We will create a customized plan that may involve one or both treatments to achieve the best possible outcome.

Safety and Expertise

At Lip Doctor, safety is our top priority. Our treatments are performed by certified medical professionals with extensive experience in aesthetic procedures. We adhere to the highest standards of safety and care to ensure you receive the best treatment possible.


Dealing with a double chin no longer requires invasive surgery. In 2024, advanced non-surgical treatments like Kybella and TruSculpt offer effective solutions for reducing submental fat and improving your profile. At Lip Doctor, we combine these cutting-edge treatments with personalized care to help you achieve the look you desire.

Book Your Free Consultation

Ready to say goodbye to your double chin? Contact Lip Doctor in Mississauga and Oakville today to schedule your free consultation. Discover how Kybella and TruSculpt can help you achieve a slimmer, more defined profile without surgery.