What is KYBELLA®?
Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as “double chin.” KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile. KYBELLA® INJECTIONS DESTROY FAT UNDER CHIN AND LIPOMAS
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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, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
Benefits of Kybella:
- Reduction in submental fullness
- More contoured profile of the chin
- No need for surgery to remove the dreaded “double chin”
What to expect from Kybella treatments?
Before starting treatment, your Kybella specialist will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. Your specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile. Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals.
Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. Most clients require between 3-5 treatments. After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, numbness under your chin, redness and areas of harness around the treatment area. These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA.
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (range of 1 to 298 days), and trouble swallowing resolved on its own in a median of 3 days (range of 1 to 81 days).
Before & After Photos
Kybella® may help improve your chin profile
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS):
- 68% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin
- People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes
What can I expect during my KYBELLA® appointment?
You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Your doctor will give you a series of injections at each treatment session, which are spaced a month or more apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.
Will I experience any side effects?
The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area.
How long will the results last?
When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.
VISIBLE RESULTS IN 2-4 TREATMENTS – MANY PATIENTS EXPERIENCE VISIBLE RESULTS AFTER 2 TO 4 TREATMENTS. 59% OF PATIENTS RECEIVED 6 TREATMENTS IN CLINICAL TRIALS.
Actual patient. Unretouched photos taken (above) before treatment and after final treatment. Not all treatments shown. Individual results may vary.
Multiple injections under the chin per treatment; up to 6 treatments spaced at least 1 month apart. 59% of patients received 6 KYBELLA® treatments in clinical studies. Treatment is tailored to the amount of fat under the chin and aesthetic goals.
68.2% of patients treated with KYBELLA® in 2 clinical studies had some/moderately better improvement, compared with 20.5% of patients treated with placebo (70% vs 18.6% in Study 1, 66.5% vs 22.2% in Study 2).
16% of patients treated with KYBELLA® in 2 clinical studies had significant/a great deal better improvement, compared with 2% of patients treated with placebo (13.4% vs less than 0% in Study 1, 18.6% vs 3% in Study 2).
What is cost of Kybella®?
Cost depends on the number of treatments recommended per patient. Treatments begin at $1,800 for a small package.