Bothered by the fullness* under your chin?
*fullness associated with submental fat
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.
If you are bothered by the fullness beneath your chin, you’re not alone.
According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people said they were bothered by the fat beneath their chin, or what your health provider may refer to as “submental fullness associated with submental fat”.
What causes submental fullness?
Submental fullness due to fat beneath the chin can impact a broad range of both make and female adults. Some possible causes can be genetics, weight gain or aging.
How does KYBELLA work?
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
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.
Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
Cost: $1,200 per treatment
Frequently Asked Questions:
How many treatment sessions will I need?
Your healthcare provider will help you determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart.
How is KYBELLA administered?
KYBELLA is given during an in-office visit. The injection process may take 15 to 20 minutes. Your healthcare provider will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.
What can I expect after my treatment session?
For most patients, downtime occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities, but are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment.
Prior to your treatment session, your healthcare provider may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. He or she 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.
Will there be side effects?
KYBELLA can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can cause uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by 4 our of 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 our of 100 people in clinical studies).
Most common side effects include:
- Areas of hardness
KYBELLA may be right for you if:
- You’re bothered by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
- You don’t want surgery
- You feel the condition makes you look older of heavier than you actually are
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away