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Kybella®

The only FDA-approved injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile. 

KYBELLA® MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
  • You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
  • You don’t want to have surgery
  • You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away

Time in office: 30-45 minutes
Downtime: 1-2 weeks of swelling, with the first few days being the most swollen
Side effects: swelling, temporary numbness (last 2-4 weeks), redness, bruising, pain/soreness especially around jawline
Results last: permanent, but multiple treatment sessions needed
Treatments needed: at least 2, no more than 6.

HOW KYBELLA® WORKS:

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.

HOW MANY KYBELLA®TREATMENT SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

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.