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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.
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
How does it work?
Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is something that is naturally produced in our own bodies. Deoxycholic acid produced in the body helps breakdown and absorb fat cells. Kybella is a cytolytic drug, which when injected into tissue physically destroys the cell membrane. When properly injected into submental fat, kybella destroys fat cells getting rid of unwanted double chin fat.
What to expect during and after each treatment?
Kybella is administered as an injection into the fat tissue under the chin. Multiple injections are requested with each treatment. Every patients needs are different, so the number of injections and treatments will vary. We offer complimentary consultations to determine the best plan for you. There may be mild discomfort during the injections. Numbing alternatives will be discussed upon appointment.
Moderate bruising, swelling, numbness and mild discomfort can be expected following your treatment. This is due to the destruction of the fat cells and the body’s natural tissue repair process. These issues should resolve within 72 hours. You can resume regular activity after treatment.
If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. Vincent Surgical Arts is one of the first practices in Utah to offer Kybella. To determine if you are a good candidate or have any questions, contact our office.