What is KYBELLA?

KYBELLA is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the apperance of moderate to serve fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.

*Also known as submental fullness 

How does KYBELLA work?

When injected into the area beneath your chin, KYBELLA destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occuring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. 

Is KYBELLA right for me?

According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic survey, 67% of people said they are bothered by the fullness beneath their chin. Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, the unwanted fullness may not go away. 

How many KYBELLA treatments will I need?

Your healthcare provider will help you determine how many treatment sessions you 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. 

How long does KYBELLA last? Will I need further treatment?

Once the aesthetic effect is achieved, further treatment is not expected. 

Will I experience any side affects?

The most common side affects include trouble swallowing, brusing, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness In the treatment area. KYBELLA can cause serious side affects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness, as experienced by 4 out of every 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of every 100 people in clinical studies) 

What can I expect after the procedure?

You should be able to resume normal activities after the procedure. You are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling treatments. For many people, downtime with KYBELLA occured most commonly after the first treatment session. 

Will the injections hurt?

There may be some pain associated with a KYBELLA injection. Prior to your treatment session, your healthcare provider may apply ice/cold packs or topical  and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. After treatment, apply ice/cold pack to the treatment area as needed. 

When will I see results?

Although results are noticeable, the are not immediate . KYBELLA works gradually to destroy fat cells. Once the aesthetic affect is achieved, further treatment with KYBELLA is not expected. 


What is submental fullness?

Submental fullness is the medical term your doctor might use to describe the unwanted fullness beneath your chin, which can be the result of the moderate to severe fat below the chin. This may be commonly known as a "double chin"

What causes submental fullness?

Submental fullness due to fat beneath the chin can impact a broad range of both male and female adults. Some possible causes are genetics, weight gain, and aging. Sometimes, even with diet or exercize, the unwanted fullness may not go away.

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