KYBELLA® improves the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin.
Are you bothered by the fullness beneath your chin? You’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people said they were bothered by the fat beneath their chin, also known as “submental fullness” or a double chin. Whatever its name, the condition may be caused by genetics, weight gain and aging.
KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.
How does KYBELLA work?
We administer a series of KYBELLA injections during a 15- to 20-minute session. KYBELLA is injected into the fat beneath your chin, destroying fat cells so they cannot store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
What can I expect after my treatment session?
For most patients, downtime occurs most commonly after the first treatment session. You should be able to resume normal daily activities, but are likely to have swelling. We may suggest that you apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes as needed.
In clinical studies, 79% of people treated with KYBELLA had improved satisfaction 12 weeks after their last treatment. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, further treatment is not expected.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
We will meet with you to determine how many sessions you will need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart.
What are the side effects?
KYBELLA can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by 4 out of 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of 100 people in clinical studies).
The most common side effects include:
- Areas of hardness
KYBELLA may be right for you if:
- You are bothered by fat under the chin.
- You don’t want surgery.
- 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.