KYBELLA® for Double Chin
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.”
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.
When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.
KYBELLA® may be right for you if:
- You’re bothered by submental fullness
- Surgery isn’t an option for you
- You feel that your submental fullness makes you look older or heavier than you are
- You exercise and eat healthy, but submental fullness does not go away
How is KYBELLA® administered?
Your provider will inject KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin during a 15- to 20-minute in-office treatment. Typically, 2-4 treatments are needed for patients to experience visible contouring of their chin profile. You and your provider will decide on the best treatment plan for you.
What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.