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What is KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat or submental fullness), also called “double chin.” It can be something you’ve had your whole life due to genetics, or start to appear as you get older or if you gain weight.

How Does Kybella Work?

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Our Cosmetic Injectors at Spa Trouve will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your sub-mental 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. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of Kybella in Utah depends on the treatment area and the individual. Many people need multiple treatments, but many see results after their first session!

What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?

The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.


Kybella is an FDA approved and highly effective method of eliminating submental fat. It doesn’t come without risks but there are risks associated with any medication or medical procedure you undergo whether it is voluntary or involuntary. Major risk associated with the use of Kybella can be minimized by having the procedure performed by a qualified medical professional.


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