KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
Submental fullness, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men.
Causes may include:
- Genetics: Simply said, it may be part of your DNA Aging:
- It may naturally develop as you age
- Weight gain: It may be a result of gaining weight
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
What is Kybella?
KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness (“double chin”).
- Is a nonsurgical, 15- to 20-minute in-office treatment session
- Is customized to help you achieve your treatment goals
- Destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin. Retreatment is not expected
How does KYBELLA™ work?
KYBELLA™ is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body (deoxycholic acid) that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Results with KYBELLA™
KYBELLA™ Treatment Resulted in High Patient Satisfaction • 79% of patients treated with KYBELLA™ reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin • After being treated with KYBELLA™, patients reported feeling happier and younger based on their appearance, as well as less embarrassed, less self-conscious, less overweight, and less bothered by submental fullness
Common Questions about KYBELLA™
How is KYBELLA™ given?
KYBELLA™ is typically a 15- to 20- minute in-office treatment session. Your doctor will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session. You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA™ treatment based on the amount of submental fullness you have and your treatment goals. Together, you will decide the treatment plan that’s right for you.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients treated with KYBELLA™ experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments.* Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve results. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with KYBELLA™ again.
Is there downtime?
For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT KYBELLA™ Before receiving KYBELLA™, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA™ will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA™ passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA™).