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 240
A woman in her late 50’s who is bothered by submental fullness. She is shown before and again, 2 months after a single treatment with 4 vials of Kybella. Kybella treatment can be tailored to fit the patient, and even though she has had just one treatment and will continue to improve over the next 2-3 months, we can already see a nice improvement in her submental fullness in the selfie view with the chin down. The side view shows that the jaw line is crisper and more refined. And, although Kybella is not a treatment for tightening skin, we do see some nice tightening of her neck skin as well.
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.
A woman in her mid 50’s who is bothered by submental fullness. She is shown before and again, 2 months after a single treatment with 3 vials of Kybella. The “selfie view” with the chin down demonstrates the decrease in submental fullness. She also has some nice tightening of the neck in a side view. She plans to return for a second treatment when her schedule allows.
A woman in her early 50’s who is bothered by loss of her neck line and a double chin. She is shown 3 months after her second treatment with Kybella. She has had a total of 7 vials- 3 vials with the first treatment and 4 vials with the 2nd treatment. The Kybella allows us to tailor the injections, and her Jowls and lateral neck were treated as part of her second treatment. With experience we have learned that more vials per treatment and more lateral treatment including the jowls when indicated can give a more dramatic result, as in her case. The results have indeed been dramatic. She no longer worries about having a double chin and the loss of her neck line which had bothered her before. We can expect that she may continue to shrink for another month. She is considering an additional treatment to give even more definition to her neckline.
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: