Kybella: Your Double Chin’s Worst Nightmare!

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Not all fat responds to weight loss. If you have stubborn fat deposits found under your chin, commonly known as a double chin, you know how true this is. Medically known as submental fat, a double chin is notoriously unresponsive to changes in exercise routines and diet. No matter how many times you run around the block or drink a green smoothie, it is still there staring you in the face when you look in the mirror. The good news is that a treatment called Kybella® can help to eliminate this unwelcome condition and restore the normal contours of your chin and face.

What is Kybella®?

Kybella® is the first injectable treatment that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for reducing the condition known as a double chin. Surveys have found that the majority of patients are annoyed by the presence of excess fat deposits found under their chin. Liposuction has been used in the past to treat this condition, but a growing number of patients prefer non-surgical treatment options. This injectable treatment works by breaking down fat found under the chin area. It is similar to facial fillers and BOTOX®, in that it is an injectable treatment. One crucial difference is that it offers permanent results if the patient maintains their pre-treatment weight.

What Should I Expect During My Kybella® Procedure?

Kybella® treatment will only take a few minutes. We mark the fat pad found under your chin for treatment and thoroughly cleanse your skin, removing oils and makeup in the process. We may use temporary tattoos or marked dots to guide our placement of the injections and ensure that they are placed evenly. We then inject Kybella® at numerous strategic points. With additional treatments, the fat pad found under your chin will become thinner and may not require as much product in the future.

Would I Benefit from a Kybella® Treatment?

If you would like a small area of fat removed like a double chin, you may make a good candidate for a Kybella® procedure. If you would like to receive more information, be sure to reach out and make an appointment with Nuance Aesthetics. At our convenient location in Salt Lake City, UT, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this treatment in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!


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Jackson Rhudy, MD

Owner/Medical Director

Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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