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While most areas of your body can be toned and slimmed down using exercise and a proper diet, some areas seem to attract stubborn fat like a magnet. These areas are usually the flanks (love handles), underarms (chicken wings), and quite possibly the most difficult area to lose fat, under the chin (double chin). There are always techniques that can help get rid of the fat in these locations, but it typically involves liposuction, which not everyone is OK with. Thankfully, there is an alternative technique that quite literally melts away the fat under your chin, giving you one less thing to feel self-conscious about, the injection known as Kybella. SkinHealth Centers has two convenient locations to provide our Boston patients with excellent Kybella results. For more information on this incredible treatment, please keep reading the information we have provided you below.

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What is Kybella?

KYBELLA®is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness (fat under chin or double chin).  Treatment is customized to the patient’s aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.  Once the aesthetic response is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.

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

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. KYBELLA® is manufactured through a highly-controlled, FDA-regulated process and approved facility to ensure patient safety. The most common adverse reactions were edema/swelling, hematoma/bruising, pain, numbness, erythema, and induration.

When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

* Individual results may vary


What are the benefits of Kybella?

At SkinHealth, we have seen our Boston Kybella patients experience the following benefits from their treatment:

  • Can reduce or even erase a double chin
  • Creates a leaner, younger-looking appearance
  • Long-lasting results
  • Low risk of adverse reactions
  • Non-invasive
  • Not painful
  • Quick treatment
  • Very little downtime

Who are the best candidates for Kybella?

Great candidates for Kybella in Boston are adults who are:

  • In overall good medical health
  • Incapable or uninterested in getting cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction
  • Not allergic to the ingredients of this formula
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Over the age of 21
  • Possess a moderate amount of unwanted fat below the chin and have struggled to get rid of it through traditional means

What to expect on the day of BOTOX?

KYBELLA®is administered by injections into the fat under the chin via 0.2 mL injections spaced 1cm apart using a 30G (or smaller) 0.5-inch needle. In clinical trials, the average dose administered was approximately 4 to 6 mL per treatment session.

Each in-office treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes and you may require up to six treatments, each spaced one month apart, to see the best results. In clinical trials, many patients experienced visible results in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. 

If your facial expression lines are making you look older than you are or are giving you the appearance of a frown or scowl, then you are an excellent candidate for wrinkle treatment.     


What’s the first Step?

If you are looking into getting Kybella in the Boston area, the first step is to contact your nearest SkinHealth Center and schedule a consultation. When you come into our boutique Medical Spa, you will meet with a member of our team and be able to discuss your goals for the treatment, and any concerns you may have, and receive an examination of your chin. Your healthcare specialist will examine the area under and around your chin to determine KYBELLA® is right for you and tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile. You will also need to answer questions pertaining to your medical and health history, as the information you provide will help make the best and safest decisions when creating your treatment plan. 

If you agree with the plan that is made for you, you will be able to start your treatment with your first injection session immediately after your consultation. If you would like some additional time before your first injections, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule a date and time to come back.


Kybella Recovery

After your Kybella treatment, you will be able to return to your daily activities, however, you should focus more on relaxing for the first few days after injections, which is why we suggest receiving the treatment before a weekend.  You can expect some swelling, bruising, redness, and possible numbness under your chin. While these side effects should dissipate over a few days, you can use ice packs or pain medication to alleviate some of the discomfort. We encourage you to avoid salt and alcohol for the first few days to minimize swelling. You should also do your best to stay well-hydrated.

How Much Does Kybella Cost in Boston?


The cost of Kybella in Boston will vary depending on several factors, including the degree of change required to meet your goals and how many sessions you will require. After meeting with a member of our Aesthetic team and they make your procedure plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to show you a breakdown of the pricing for the entirety of your Kybella treatment.


Why Choose Us For Kybella?

SkinHealth Centers has been servicing the Boston, MA area since 1999 and we are made up of a team of physicians, facial cosmetic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and medical aestheticians.  Our expertise in the field of facial rejuvenation is just one of the many reasons we are multiple-time recipients of “Boston’s Best” from The Improper Bostonian! We cater to both men and women, offering a range of cosmetic procedures, skin-care treatments, and skin-care products that help reverse the tell-tale signs of aging and sun exposure. We know each patient is different, with unique goals, histories, financial concerns, and availability, all of which are taken into account which creates a unique approach to achieve the best results.

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If you are interested in Kybella injections in the Boston area and would like to find out if it would be good for you, please call your nearest SkinHealth Centers at (617) 267-7546 (Boston) or (781) 431-7880 (Wellesley). You can also request an appointment through our website and a friendly member of our team will be in touch with you.

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