Frequently Asked Questions
HOW CAN I REDUCE MY CHIN SIZE?
Submental fat near the chin and the neck is often associated with aging and weight gain and can develop even if you are relatively young or lead a healthy and active lifestyle. With Kybella® you can reduce the appearance of a double chin and provide a natural, firmly contoured appearance of the neck and submental area.*
HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK?
In a clinical study with Botox Cosmetic, the majority of patients (82.5%) reported an improvement in glabellar lines after a week. Results were still reported up to 4 months later.* KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”*
HOW IS THE DOUBLE-CHIN REDUCTION PROCEDURE?
During the non-surgical double-chin reduction with Kybella®, Dr. Vafa injects the medicine into precise areas of the neck with fatty deposits reducing the heavy appearance through a few simple injections. Kybella injection has the potential to transform the contour of the jowls and the neck by dissolving the unwanted fat in these areas. Kybella injections have the potential to replace invasive procedures or surgery as a procedure for many patients with submental fullness, heavy necks, jowls, or double chin.*
HOW IS KYBELLA® ADMINISTERED?
Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.
IS KYBELLA® FDA APPROVED?
KYBELLA is the first and only FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment to reduce submental fullness.
WHAT IS THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT OF KYBELLA®?
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 fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. You and Dr. Vafa will decide how many treatments you need. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA®, retreatment is not expected.*
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED TO REDUCE MY DOUBLE-CHIN?
Your specialist at StudioMD will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KYBELLA® FOR DOUBLE-CHIN REDUCTION?
a quick procedure and requires no downtime;
tolerable and can be combined with local anesthetics.
*Results can vary based on individual conditions