What is KYBELLA?
Just a little bit of extra fat in the upper neck area can create the presence of a "double chin." These additional pockets of fat below the chin (also known as the submental area) may be caused by aging, weight fluctuations, or genetics that lead to a softer jawline and chin for a less defined profile. Provo, UT board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter is happy to provide a new way to reduce neck fat at Xage Medical Spa. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), KYBELLA is the first nonsurgical treatment for reducing submental fat in men and women over age 18. The active component in KYBELLA is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid (DA), which acts like the natural DA in your body. After KYBELLA is injected beneath the chin, you may see a visible reduction in the volume of fat. When the fat is destroyed, the cells will not return, so you are able to enjoy your new, slim neck and defined jawline for years to come. To see if you can benefit from KYBELLA injections, please schedule an appointment with our team at Xage Medical Spa in Utah County.
Can I have Kybella injections?
The ideal patients for KYBELLA injections have excess fat in the upper neck (submental area), which causes a double chin appearance. These injections address resistant pockets of fat that are not minimized with usual weight loss techniques due to genetics, aging, and other conditions. If you are at a healthy weight, but diet and exercise have not helped to remove the fat in your neck, KYBELLA may be the right option for you. While KYBELLA may correct small or moderate amounts of fat in the upper neck, larger pockets of fat may require surgical liposuction.
Our Kybella Injection Technique
KYBELLA is performed during an in-office appointment at Xage Medical Spa. Dr. Porter can apply a numbing agent to the injection area if preferred after the skin is clean. The injections take about 15 – 20 minutes, which comprises of multiple small injections into the upper neck area. Some patients may only need one treatment to reach their goal, while other patients may require several treatments spaced three weeks between each appointment at Xage Medical Spa.
What to Expect
KYBELLA treatments will not interfere with your ability to drive, so you are able to leave our office when you feel ready to resume your usual activities. You may notice temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness under your chin, although this should not last longer than a few days. Call Xage Medical Spa immediately if you are experiencing any unusual side effects, like difficulty swallowing, facial muscle weakness, or if your facial expressions are uneven. While the fat that is eliminated will not return, the cells that remain can become larger. You need to maintain a stable weight after your KYBELLA treatments to prevent new pockets of fat from developing. Ideal results following this treatment can leave your neck appearing sleeker and slimmer and your neckline will be better defined.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $900
- How Long It Takes
- 30 mins
Try FDA-Approved KYBELLA
Refine your facial profile with injections of Kybella at Xage Medical Spa. If you are over the age of 18, you can have a consultation with Dr. Porter to learn more about KYBELLA injections and how you may benefit. Eliminate neck fat so you can have a strong, defined jawline today. Reach out to our office in Provo, UT for an appointment.