A double chin can make you look older and heavier no matter what your age or weight. In many cases, this fat doesn’t respond to lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise because genetics is often the cause. If you’re one of the many who are frustrated with excess fat under your chin, there’s good news! We can now help redefine your neck contour non-surgically with Kybella™.
Since April 2015, Kybella® fat dissolver has been revolutionizing the world of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. You may have seen Kybella® on Good Morning America, news programs, or while surfing the Internet. Many in the cosmetic industry are hailing it as the biggest innovation since Botox.
The injection contains deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down adipocytes (fat cells). When injected properly, all other cells are left healthy and intact while the fat cells are permanently destroyed.
What is “submental fullness”?
Submental fullness is a gathering of excess fat beneath the chin, commonly known as “double chin.” It can be something you’ve had your whole life due to genetics, or start to appear as you get older or if you gain weight.
What is Kybella®?
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin”.
How does Kybella® work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.
How many treatments will I need?
Your specialist will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 KYBELLA® treatments. 59% of patients received 6 treatments in clinical studies.
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
How long will results last?
When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.
How many people have been treated with Kybella®?
KYBELLA® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies. More than 1600 people were treated with KYBELLA® in these studies.