KYBELLA (deoxycholic acid) injections are a prescription medicine used to break up fat cells around the upper neck area (also known as “double chin”). The injections are safe and effective for moderate to severe amounts of fat in adults over the age of 18.

Our certified practitioners will create a customized treatment plan based on a chin evaluation. From there, appointments will consist of multiple, small injections under your chin. Clients should expect to schedule up to 6 treatments, spaced at least 1 month apart, in order to see the most effective results.

*Kybella treatments require a consultation prior. During the consultation, our practitioners will discuss your projected results, estimated about of sessions and pricing. Please note that one treatment can require more than two vials.


To decrease the risk of bruising, we recommend
avoiding the following for 3 days prior to your
treatment (unless medically contraindicated):

Alcoholic beverages
NSAIDs (Advil/Ibuprofen/Aspirin)
Herbal supplements: Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, Garlic, Ginkgo, Ginseng
Any supplements or medication that increases the chances of blood thinning

No dental procedures for 2 weeks prior to treatment

If you have a history of any thyroid conditions or had any surgeries on your chin/neck area, a consultation is required with your provider prior to treatmenT


Do not touch, press, rub, massage or manipulate the treatment area

Apply ice (gently with light pressure) for 20 minutes
(on and off) for 24 hours

Arnica gel or tablets can be used to reduce bruising
and swelling

Tylenol can be used to decrease post treatment discomfort

Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for
3-5 days after treatment

Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen and anti-inflammatory drugs (unless medically contraindicated) for up to 4 weeks as these may decrease results

Do not receive additional skin treatments (lasers, microneedling, facial, etc) or any treatment in the treatment area for 2 weeks


Yes, the contraindications for Kybella include:

Pregnancy or breastfeeding

Thyroid disorders or medical conditions in or near
the neck

Medications that interfere with blood coagulation

Patients that have trouble swallowing

Patients that have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck or chin may not be a candidate for treatment.

Patients with skin infections in the treatment area may not be a candidate for treatment.

Post treatment you can expect the following:

Moderate swelling for 1 week that subsides to mild swelling for up to 30 days

Numbness and tingling lasting up to 30 days

Hardness or lumps in the treatment area for up to 30 days

Potential bruising (for up to a week) at the injection site

You can expect to start seeing results in 8-12 weeks.

The number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your aesthetic provider will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each Kybella treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments.

After your Kybella treatment, if you are experiencing
any of the following symptoms:

Uneven smile or facial muscle weakness

Trouble swallowing

Injection site problems such as open sores or necrosis

Contact our office immediately if you notice these symptoms at 617-658-3421.

For a true aesthetic emergency after office hours, contact Ashley Hilmes at 509-714-6889 or for a medical emergency, please call 911.

Consultations at Vega Vitality are complimentary and always encouraged! This gives you an opportunity to meet with one of our aesthetic providers and discuss one on one your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes. Our providers will listen to your concerns, answer questions, explain options and together, develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Yes! Vega Vitality uses multiple rewards programs for botox and dermal fillers through our pharmaceutical companies. Get the most out of your visit by signing up ahead of time or asking your provider for details at your next appointment.

Allergan’s program for Kybella: Brilliant Distinctions (can be found in the App store).

Meredith Gizmunt

Master Aesthetician

Meredith has 14 years of experience in the medical aesthetic field. She has worked with both plastic surgeons and dermatologists which has allowed her formulate a holistic and therapeutic approach. Meredith’s goal is to educate the patient about their best skin practices, for their individual needs. Each treatment is customized, and is focused on treating specific skin concerns. 

She understands that her patient’s skin types are different, and tailors each session to treating individual needs. Meredith appreciates that her patients are making an investment in their skincare by visiting her. She ensures her facials deliver effective results and works to build lasting relationships. Her signature “Party Peel” gave her a cult following, reviewed and recommended by Goop.

Marwa Osman

Brand and marketing director

Marwa Osman is a branding specialist with over 8 years of experience in the lifestyle industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. After graduating, Marwa quickly realized she not only loved shaping the messaging of a brand, but she enjoyed being invested in the journey of the small business. She is passionate about being involved in Vega Vitality’s growth. Marwa is an integral part of our team, and she is responsible for creating our newsletters, designing the website and managing our Instagram presence, etc. She loves the camaraderie of working alongside Vega Vitality’s team of intelligent and supportive women, and she enjoys getting to know Vega Vitality’s wonderful patients.


VICE PRESIDENT of Operations

At Vega Vitality, we believe that wellness and beauty go hand in hand. For example, we not only offer a skin peel that can improve acne, but we also have a functional nutritionist available to assist with dietary changes that may address the root cause of the problem. The more we can improve our lifestyle through mindful eating, movement, and mediation, the better our skin and body will be.

For a decade, prior to starting at Vega Vitality, Abby was employed in grueling and intense roles in corporate America. After suffering from crippling ocular migraines, she decided that her health was too important to continue down that path. She left her job and took a year off to focus on her health and well-being. While on this journey she found Vega Vitality. She accepted an offer to join the team in 2017.

At Vega Vitality, Abby is responsible for day-to-day business operations, regulatory and legal compliance, and the financial and human relations aspects of the practice. She oversees short and long-term strategies, executes systems implementation, and consistently works to improve organizational behavior and operational efficiencies within the practice. Abby has supported CEO’s for over a decade, and she now works closely with Vega Vitality’s Founder, Ashley Hilmes, to ensure the practice runs seamlessly. She is grateful to be a part of team comprised of such intelligent and kind women.

Abby graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a MS in Leadership & Administration and cum laude from Regis College with a BA in Communication. She holds a certificate in The Science of Well-Being from Yale University. Before joining the Vega team, Abby worked at Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, athena health, Trinity, and Reebok International. Abby loves to travel, learn, read, volunteer, and spend time with her friends, family, and dog, Doodles.