Kybella® in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts is the only FDA-approved injectable that diminishes the appearance of fat below the chin, also called a double chin or submental fullness. Kybella® is made up of deoxycholic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body to destroy dietary fat cells. Learn more about the History of Kybella in Dr. Hall’s blog!
How does Kybella® help fix double chin?
Because Kybella® is made up of deoxycholic acid, fat cells are permanently destroyed. For optimal results, two to four sessions are required, spaced at least four weeks apart. Dr. Hall will create an individualized injection plan based on the amount of correction desired.
When should I expect results?
Results are noticeable in as little as two to four treatments. Up to six treatments may be necessary to achieve your goals.
Kybella – Patient 245
A one year follow-up in a woman in her early 50’s who was bothered by submental fullness. She is shown one year after a single treatment with 3 vials of Kybella. She has lost 6 lbs since her treatment, which improves her result, but the improvement is much more dramatic than we would expect from weight loss alone. The “sefie” view with the chin down, demonstrates the dramatic reduction in the submental fullness. The jowls have been treated as well, and her neck line is marketly improved in the oblique views. One benefit of Kybella over other cryolipolysis is the ability to tailor the treatment to fit the patient.
A woman in her early 20’s who is bothered by submental fullness. She is shown before and again, nearly 3 months after a single treatment with 4 vials of Kybella. She can expect to have continued improvement for another month or 2. Although her weight has increased since her treatment, her face has the appearance of having lost weight. She has better definition of the jawline as well.
A woman in her late 50’s who is bothered by submental fullness. She would like a better neckline but does not want to have a face lift at this time. She is shown before and again, 2 ½ months after a single treatment with 4 vials of Kybella. The submental fat pad was treated but also the jowls and neck line. We can expect to see some additional improvement over the next 3-4 months. But already she has had a noticeable improvement. Her jawline is more defined. Although Kybella is not specifically a treatment for loose skin, she has had some nice tightening of her neck line as well.
A 59 yo woman who is bothered by submental fullness and jowls. She is shown before and again, 2 months after a single treatment with 4 vials of Kybella. She may still expect some additional improvement over the next 3-4 months. Although Kybella is not specifically a treatment for skin tightening, we are able to tailor the treatment along her jowls and neckline. I would say that she has an even better result than I might typically expect with a single treatment. Although the early teaching was to start with 2 vials, our experience over the last two years has shown that more vials and tailoring the treatment along the neckline, as shown here, can improve the results.
A woman in her mid 60’s who has had 2 treatments with Kybella, the first with 3 vials and the second with 4 vials. She is 2 months after her second treatment. She has also reduced her weight by 20 lbs, which also helps. She lover having better definition of the jawline, which we were able to sculpt by treating the Jowls and going more laterally.
Kybella® can last for years, and touch-ups should not be necessary. However, if a significant amount of weight is gained, fullness under the chin may return.
What should I expect during recovery?
There is no downtime associated with Kybella®. Patients will experience minor swelling and bruising after treatment, which should resolve within three days. Learn more about the recovery process in Dr. Hall’s Ultimate Guide to Kybella blog!
Watch a recent testimonial from a Kybella patient of Dr. Hall: