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Non-surgical Double Chin ReductionIn Palo Alto, CA

Melt away submental fat

The appearance of a double chin can add pounds and years to your overall look.

While this all-too-prevalent problem can be resistant to the effects of diet and exercise, Total Glow offers a non-surgical solution to submental fat. Our luxury Bay Area medspa is the premier provider of Kybella Double Chin Reduction in Palo Alto.

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What is Kybella?

Kybella is unique as the only injectable treatment approved to reduce fat beneath the chin permanently. With a treatment time under half an hour and no significant downtime, Kybella delivers lifelong results without compromising convenience.

How does it work?

Kybella contains a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that naturally exists within the body and contributes to the metabolism of dietary fat. When injected into the submental area, it essentially melts away excess fat for a substantial reduction in the appearance of a double chin.

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Kybella benefits

A Youthful, sculpted appearance.

As your double chin gradually fades away, you will realize a more youthful, sculpted appearance. A more defined jaw and chin contour can have a visual lifting effect on your face, highlighting your natural beauty and causing your face to appear younger overall. As a result of this change, clients often feel younger and more confident. Kybella has the potential to significantly improve your quality of life with convenient, non-surgical treatment and permanent results.

Procedure and Recovery

On the day of your treatment, your injection specialist will use a marker to draw guide marks on the target area.

They will use this guide when administering your injections to ensure that each one is properly placed and that treatment is symmetrical. You may receive topical numbing to minimize discomfort during treatment. Once the target area is ready for injections, your specialist will begin to administer your Kybella treatment.

Kybella typically involves approximately 20 to 30 injections, though some clients receive as many as 50. The number of injections and the total number of Kybella sessions needed to achieve the desired results is dependent on the amount of submental fat present before treatment. You can receive up to six Kybella treatments spaced one month apart to realize the best results that Kybella has to offer.


Your Double Chin Reduction results will develop gradually as the destroyed fat cells are processed and eliminated by your body’s lymphatic system. Your full results will become visible about four to six weeks after treatment. Since the body cannot replace destroyed fat cells, your Kybella results are permanent. However, the remaining fat cells in the treatment area will continue to swell and shrink naturally with weight change. Therefore, the best way to maintain your Kybella results is with a healthy and consistent lifestyle.

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Non-surgical Double Chin Reduction
Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks and side effects?

Like any procedure, Kybella does carry some risks and side effects. The most common side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, numbness, discomfort, itching, nausea, headache, and hardening around injection sites. Serious side effects, which are rare but require medical treatment, include trouble eating or swallowing, unevenness in the face, muscle weakness in the face, severe bruising, ulcers, open sores, hair loss at the injection site, and infection.

How can I minimize side effects?

While swelling and mild bruising around injection sites are expected side effects of Kybella, there are some things you can do to minimize these conditions. After your treatment, you may use ice to reduce swelling and discomfort. In the first few days after treatment, warm compresses can also help healing. A chin strap and over-the-counter pain medications can also help reduce swelling and discomfort. Also, massaging the treatment area can promote healing.

Am I a candidate for Kybella?

Candidates for Kybella are generally healthy men and women with excess submental fat. While Kybella effectively treats moderate to severe fat beneath the chin, clients with minimal excess submental fat are less likely to realize significant improvement of their concerns with Kybella. Kybella candidates should understand that their results will take some time to develop and have reasonable expectations for their treatment outcome. Kybella is not an ideal treatment option for clients who anticipate significant weight change or who are allergic to Kybella ingredients.

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Book your consultation for Double Chin Reduction in the Bay Area

If you would like to learn more about non-surgical Kybella in Palo Alto, we would love to help you schedule your consultation. Please contact our Palo Alto wellness office during regular business hours to book your appointment. We look forward to providing you with an exceptional medspa experience and stunning results.

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