The One Cosmetic Treatment Nene Leaks Wants to Try 

Kybella Double Chin

To be on a reality show like The Real Housewives of Atlanta means your life and daily routine is an open book.

Nene Leakes is one of the most well-known stars of the Real Housewives franchise and has never shied away from being honest with her friends, family, and fans.

Many celebrities try to conceal their beauty regimens and cosmetic treatments from the public, but Nene is happy to share the secrets of her youthful skin.

She consistently sees an aesthetician for non-invasive anti-aging treatments including microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Nene stresses the importance of daily moisturizer, sunscreen, serums, and eye creams.

Nene also reveals that the one aesthetic procedure she’d really like to try is Kybella to reduce her double-chin and refine her jawline.

What Is Kybella?

Kybella is an injection of deoxycholic acid that destroys fat cells under the chin and is performed as a series of treatments.

The amount of product and number of injections needed are based on the degree of submental fullness. Most patients receive two to four treatments spaced a month apart.

Is the Treatment Painful?

Most patients find Kybella to be a fairly comfortable treatment. Some may experience burning and stinging while the injection is being administered.


Post-procedure, patients note swelling to the treated area and some mild bruising. These effects typically resolve within a week for most individuals.

Icing immediately after the injection can help reduce swelling and an in-office procedure can be used to reduce bruising if needed.


Patients may see results after the first treatment, but many report the most significant improvement after their third injection.

Some aesthetic providers also recommend combining Kybella with skin tightening treatments under the chin and on the neck.


Kybella risks include swelling, bruising, nerve injury, and trouble swallowing.

If you are interested in Kybella or other non-invasive anti-aging treatments, please call Cosmetic Dermatology Center today to schedule an appointment.