Medical Aesthetics & Laser

Safoora Zaka, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist & Cosmetic Laser Specialist located in Walnut Creek, CA

If your double chin is a source of frustration for you, Kybella® may be a treatment that can help improve your profile and boost your overall confidence. Safoora Zaka, MD of Medical Aesthetics & Laser, located in Walnut Creek, California, offers this nonsurgical option for reducing chin and neck fat. For an expert consultation and to see if Kybella is right for you, call or book an appointment online.


What is nonsurgical fat reduction?

Nonsurgical fat reduction refers to methods that help improve your overall appearance by helping diminish stubborn pockets of fat. These methods are best for those who are generally healthy and are of normal weight but have trouble with a few specific problem areas, such as the chin.

Nonsurgical fat reduction methods have benefits that include:

  • No incisions or scars
  • No need for anesthesia
  • Minimal side effects
  • Long-lasting results with weight maintenance
  • Little to no downtime

Dr. Zaka is proud to offer an effective method for helping reduce the appearance of fat around your face and chin.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA-approved, injectable fat reduction treatment used to treat your double chin, also known as submental fullness. Kybella is a synthetic, injectable form of a natural substance, called deoxycholic acid.

Deoxycholic acid is naturally produced in the body. When injected directly into the stubborn pocket of fat under your chin, its synthetic form kills fat cells on contact.  

Fat cells destroyed by Kybella do not return. With maintenance of your normal weight, your results should last indefinitely.

What does a Kybella treatment entail?

During your first consultation with Dr. Zaka, you discuss what your ideal profile may look like and how Kybella can help you achieve your goals. Your customizable treatment plan likely includes 2-4 treatment sessions that are done about a month apart.

Treatments usually last about 20 minutes, and most people are back to full activities within 2 days. Aside from potential minor side effects, you should not have significant recovery or downtime.

What side effects can be expected with Kybella?

Most likely, you may have some minor side effects around your treatment area, which should resolve completely within a couple of days.

These side effects, include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Slight bruising
  • Hardening at injection sites
  • Numbness
  • Tenderness

Dr. Zaka and her team at Medical Aesthetics & Laser are proud to offer this effective, nonsurgical option for reducing fat around your chin and improving your profile.

For a consultation about if Kybella is right for you, call or book an appointment with Medical Aesthetics & Laser.