What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is the first and only approved injectable drug for contouring moderate to severe submental fullness, a condition that is commonly referred to as a double chin.
KYBELLA® is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
About Submental Fullness:
Submental fullness, also referred to as double chin, leads to an older and heavier look. Submental fullness can affect adults – both women and men – of all ages, weight and gender. Submental fullness is often resistant to diet and exercise and can be due to genetics or aging.
How is KYBELLA® Injected?
KYBELLA® is administered by injections into the fat under the chin, tailored to the overall treatment goals of the patient and the physician. Patients are assessed before each treatment session; this includes ensuring there is sufficient submental fat. Up to six treatments may be administered, which are typically 15-20 minute sessions scheduled at least one month apart. Once the aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA®, retreatment is not expected.
Can KYBELLA® be Injected in Other Areas of the Body?
The safe and effective use of KYBELLA® for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established and is not recommended.
Who Should Not Receive KYBELLA®?
Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions:
- 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 breastfeeding
- If you take blood thinning medications
- If you have an infection in the treatment area
What are the Common Side Effects with KYBELLA®?
The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
Individual results may vary.