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Designed to reduce the appearance of “double chins,” or submental fat, Kybella is an injectable service offered at Janiga MDs in Reno.


“Submental fat” is more commonly known as a “double chin,” that pesky neck wattle that doesn’t seem to go away, no matter how much weight you lose. Kybella is an FDA-approved, injectable, permanent treatment proven to reduce submental fat, and is now offered at Janiga MDs.

The submental fat pocket located under the chin is an annoyance for both men and women, and it cannot be easily corrected by diet and exercise alone. As a non-surgical alternative to liposuction or neck lift, Kybella is composed of the same material found in the gallbladder that digests fat in your G.I. tract.


When injected under the skin into the fat pocket of the chin, Kybella breaks up fat cells, ultimately causing the fat pocket to shrink. The injections are placed about 1 centimeter apart, and the number of injections needed is based on the size of the fat pocket as well as the patient’s desired results. Kybella can be performed in less than 30 minutes in our Reno/Tahoe offices and does not require anesthesia.

Currently, Kybella is only approved for submental fat reduction and cannot be injected into any other area of the body. At least two to three treatments are required for full effectiveness to be achieved.

 Recovery & Results

Mild to moderate discomfort is common for up to an hour following the procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising for a few weeks.

Once you’ve undergone your full treatment of Kybella injections, fat cells are lysed, and will not return, resulting in a tighter, more youthful neck, chin and jawline.

Schedule a Consultation

Kybella treatments are performed in the Janiga MDs Reno offices, and the procedure generally takes about 15 to 30 minutes. Because it is a non-surgical treatment, there is no recovery time and patients can return to normal activities right after the procedure.

For more information or to set up a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga, please send us an email or call 775-398-4600.

Jennifer J. Janiga, MD, FAAD

Dr. Janiga enjoys taking care of both adults and children. Her extensive training and years of experience in medical dermatology, lasers, and cosmetic procedures allows her to treat her patients with the comprehensive attention they deserve.

Dr. Janiga listens attentively to what patients have to say, and works with them in planning the right course of action on an individual basis. Honest talk, humility and a fresh perspective paired with years of experience and education all contribute to the effectiveness of her straightforward care.