At Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ and Healthy Skin & Laser Center is now offering KYBELLA™, an injection that is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fullness in adults.
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men. Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the condition may not go away, and can make you look older and heavier than you actually are.
KYBELLA™ is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes lysis of adipocytes, the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
KYBELLA™ treatment receives a 79% high satisfaction rate. Patients treated with KYBELLA™ reported satisfaction in the appearance of their face and chin. After being treated with KYBELLA™, patients reported improvement in self-perception, including feeling happier and younger, based on their chin profile, as well as feeling less embarrassed, less self-conscious, less overweight, and less bothered by submental fullness.
KYBELLA™may be right for you if:
- You’re bothered by submental fullness
- Surgery is not an option for you
- You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away
KYBELLA™ is typically given in a 15 – 20 minute in-office treatment session. Our nurse injector gives a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session. Together we decide the treatment plan that’s right for you.
There is no downtime with KYBELLA™. You are able to return to work after your treatment. There may be some swelling and tenderness however this will not keep you from doing your day to day activities.
For more information about KYBELLA™ and how you can schedule your appointment, call our office at 515.221.9999 or email [email protected].