Can a Simple Injection Really Get Rid of Excess Fat Under the Chin?

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When I was a kid, boy, did I ever hate needles. They were scary and, as far as I could tell, they never did anything good. Either a doctor or nurse would take blood or inject me with something and my arm would be sore for a week after. It wasn’t until I grew up that I started to change my opinion about injections. And now that I’m a Master Injector for Azul, I know that injections shouldn’t be scary at all. Especially when they are injections that can work cosmetic miracles!

For many people, having a double chin is something that drives them crazy, but they just don’t know how to get rid of it. It could be a genetic trait you’ve had from a young age or it may have developed as you got a little older. Either way, it is an annoying problem that exercise or diet never seem to help with. At Azul, on the other hand, we can eliminate a double chin quickly and easily with a minimal amount of discomfort.


Kybella is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can help eliminate your double chin and give you the refined look and profile you’ve always wanted. By eliminating your double chin, you will have a more defined chin and a sculpted jawline. There is a reason it is called the Double Chin Shot!

With Kybella, our master injectors (Me!) inject a small amount of synthetic deoxycholic acid just under your chin. This substance breaks down the fat cells found there and slowly eliminates your double chin. It can take up to six treatments to get your final results, although this can vary from person to person.

Although Kybella is a minimally invasive procedure, there is still the need for some recovery time. After the injection, you may experience some bruising and swelling. That is why we recommend having your successive Kybella treatments a month apart. This will give you time to recover and guarantee you the best possible results. Although you don’t see immediate results, as the swelling goes down, you will begin to see your double chin vanish before your eyes. After a few treatments, the results can be quite dramatic.

The procedure is quick and, for the most part, quite comfortable. A local anesthetic will be put on the treatment area to prevent any pain and the procedure will only take 15 to 20 minutes. You will be in and out before lunch is over!




We also have a completely non-invasive option for those who want a gentler method of reducing and eventually eliminating your double chin. One of our most popular procedures is CoolSculpting, a revolutionary method of fat reduction and body contouring. As cold energy can destroy fat cells without damaging healthy tissue, we apply targeted cold onto areas where you have stubborn fatty deposits. The fat cells are destroyed and, over the course of a few weeks, are reabsorbed by your body. The fat literally melts away in front of your eyes.

Recently, the CoolSculpting method has been refined and adapted into the perfect method to get rid of your double chin, CoolMini. This is Dr. Flaharty’s preferred non-surgical method of double chin reduction. CoolMini, like Kybella, will leave you with an improved jawline and will get rid of your double chin permanently. Using a smaller CoolSculpting applicator, we use cold energy to destroy the fat cells under your chin. As this is a gentler method of fat reduction, it will take a few more sessions than with Kybella to reach the level of results you want. One big benefit of CoolMini is that there are no side effects. Your skin might be a little red afterward, that’s about it. Just like Kybella, it will also take a few weeks until you start to see your results, as your body needs time to break the damaged fat cells down.

So, you have your pick of which method you’d prefer to use to get rid of your double chin. If you prefer a minimally invasive procedure that shows results over the course of a few treatments, you want Kybella. If you’d prefer a completely non-invasive treatment that will show results over a slightly longer period of time, CoolMini is probably the method you want. But rest assured, both procedures work wonders at reducing and eliminating your double chin!

If you’re still unsure of which way to go, please feel free to give our office a call at (239) 415-7576 and set up a free consultation. Dr. Flaharty would be more than happy to walk you through the benefits of both procedures and help you discover which is right for you. For more details about both of these procedures, and many more that we offer, please visit our website at With Azul, you can rest assured that your double chin is as good as gone!

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