KYBELLA® is the first and only injectable drug of its kind that has been FDA-approved for contouring and improving the appearance of submental fullness, more commonly known as “double chin.” Treatment with KYBELLA is tailored to meet each patients aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.
How does it work?
KYBELLA; is an identical formulation of deoxycholic acid that is naturally produced by our bodies in order to help the body absorb fats. It is a cytolytic drug that destroys the tissues cell membrane when injected. By properly injecting KYBELLA into submental fat, the fat cells are destroyed. Once the cells have been destroyed they cannot store or accumulate fat.
During initial treatment, you will receive a number of injections in the targeted region. Injections take approximately 15 minutes. After treatment is complete, you will be asked to ice the treated area and to take a pain reliever.
Typically you will need two to three rounds of injections to reach their desired effect and need to wait at least a month in between treatments. Once you achieve the profile you desire, future re-treatment is not expected.
What are the possible side effects?
As with any other injectable, there is the possibility of side effects. The most common side effects of KYBELLA include:
- Induration (hardening of treatment area)
- Erythema (redness of the skin)
These effects should subside on their own within a few days. Uncommon but serious side effects may include trouble swallowing and nerve injury if improperly administered. It is important always have KYBELLA administered by a licensed health care professional. Since it destroys all types of cells, if inadvertently injected into the skin it will kill the skin cells.
Contact us for a Consultation
During your consultation we will go over your medical history and any current medications you may be taking to help determine if KYBELLA is right for you.