What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile.
How It Works
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.
What To Expect With KYBELLA®
Before starting treatment, our physicians will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. Then, your specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
KYBELLA® MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
You’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
You don’t want to have surgery
You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away
About Submental Fullness
Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as “double chin.”
How Many KYBELLA® Treatments Will I Need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Our Physicians will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
WILL I NEED TIME TO RECOVER?
After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform the physician if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.
Call (832) 491-2852 today to book your complimentary consultation
with Dr. Nina Desai or Dr. Dhara Patel.