What To Expect

We will help design a customized treatment plan to help you improve your chin profile. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.

About Submental Fullness

Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.* If you’re bothered by submental fullness, 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 under-the-chin fullness, or double chin.
  • People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes.

How It Works

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. You and our staff will decide how many treatments you need. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA®, retreatment is not expected.(1)

Kybella Patient Results

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FAQs and Important Safety Information

Q: WHAT IS KYBELLA®? A: KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved prescription nonsurgical 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.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.

Q: HOW DOES KYBELLA® WORK? A: 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.

Q: IS KYBELLA® RIGHT FOR ME? A: Only you and your doctor can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, ask us about KYBELLA®.

Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH KYBELLA®? A: KYBELLA® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA®.

Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY KYBELLA® APPOINTMENT? A: We will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. You will be given a series of injections at each treatment session, which are spaced a month or more apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.

Q: WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? A: The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. 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.(2) These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call us for medical advice about side effects.

Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED? A: You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. You will be given a series of injections at each treatment session, which are spaced a month or more apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.

Q: HOW LONG WITH THE RESULTS LAST? A: 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.(2)

Q: WHO SHOULD NOT RECEIVE KYBELLA®? A: You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area.

Important Safety Information

Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell us about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • 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 plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby);
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to us about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®).

Tell us about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell us if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).

REFERENCES: 1. KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Data on File. 2. KYBELLA® Prescribing Information, April 2015.