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KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “ double chin.”
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men. Causes may include:
Aging: It may naturally develop as you age
Genetics: Simply said, it may be part of your DNA
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.
IF YOU’RE BOTHERED BY IT, 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 submental fullness*
KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. 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. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected. The most common side effects of KYBELLA™ include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body 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.
KYBELLA™ may be right for you if you’re bothered by submental fullness, surgery is not an option for you. You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are. You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away
KYBELLA™ has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving more than 20 clinical studies with more than 2600 patients worldwide, of whom more than 1600 have been treated with KYBELLA™.
KYBELLA™ is typically given in a 15- to 20-minute in-offi ce treatment session. Your doctor will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session. We 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.
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.
79% of patients treated with KYBELLA™ reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin. After being treated with KYBELLA™, patients reported improvement in self-perception, including feeling happier and younger, based on their chin profile, as well as feeling less embarrassed, less self-conscious, less overweight, and less bothered by submental fullness
For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.
As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with KYBELLA™. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Prior to administering KYBELLA™, your doctor may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. He may also suggest you take an over-the-counter pain reliever before your appointment. After treatment, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes, as needed.