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Kybella Treatments in Palo Alto, San Jose and the Bay Area

This highly effective solution to submental fat can achieve results where diet and exercise can’t.

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What is Kybella?

Kybella is the first and only FDA approved non-surgical treatment that improves and contours moderate to severe submental fat, essentially correcting a double chin. Treatments are administered via injections, and the active ingredient is deoxycholic acid. This is a naturally-occurring molecule found within the body that destroys fat permanently while leaving all other cells healthy and intact.

Kybella treatment details

During your consultation with Dr. Jill Hessler, she will create a personalized treatment plan specifically for you. On the day of your actual Kybella treatment, you will be given a topical anesthetic underneath your chin, followed by a dot grid to give Dr. Hessler guidance for the injections. There will be approximately 10 to 50 injections, which will take about 10 minutes. The majority of patients report that any discomfort is minimal due to the topical anesthetic. Some patients also report a slight burning sensation from the deoxycholic acid.

We can provide ice packs to help decrease this sensation. You will be given a compression bandage after your treatment. For most patients, results are apparent after 2 to 3 Kybella sessions, although some require up to six treatments to achieve the best results. The number of treatments you’ll need will depend on the amount of fat that is being removed. One of the best things about Kybella is, once you are finished with all of your treatments, there’s no need for “maintenance” appointments.

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Am I a candidate for Kybella?

If you’re in Palo Alto, San Jose or the Bay Area and you are interested in Kybella treatments, it may be the perfect option for you. The best candidate for Kybella:

  • Has moderate to severe fat under the chin
  • Is not obese
  • Has good skin quality with enough firmness
  • Is over the age of 18
  • Knows that Kybella is not a weight loss procedure
  • Has realistic expectations for the outcome

Before and after Kybella treatments in Palo Alto at Hessler Plastic Surgery


After your Kybella treatment in San Jose, you may experience some swelling, bruising, numbness, and mild discomfort — however, these side effects typically subside within three days. To reduce bruising and swelling, we recommend avoiding exercising during recovery.

Hessler Plastic Surgery for Kybella Treatments in Palo Alto, San Jose and the Bay Area

Anyone who chooses Kybella treatments in the Bay Area should only receive them from a certified and experienced professional. Dr. Jill Hessler is an award-winning, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is an internationally recognized Beauty Expert and Top Doctor. In addition, Dr. Hessler is a trainer for Allergan and Galderma. 

She is also a highly skilled medical professional with an artistic eye who truly cares about her patients and takes great satisfaction in helping to achieve their desired goals. If you’re interested in Kybella treatments from Dr. Hessler, please contact us

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