KYBELLA is a prescription medication used in adults to improve physical appearance, and the profile of moderate to severe fat under the chin. This procedure is also known under the name of double chin.
The synthetic deoxycholic acid is an active ingredient in Kybella. This acid is a natural molecule in the body which helps to break down and absorb dietary fats. When it is injected into the fat under the chin, fat cells are destroyed, resulting in a noticeable reduction of fat under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, therefore, no further treatment is expected once the esthetic goal is reached.
Before starting treatment, the health care specialist will examine the area under and around the patient’s chin to determine if KYBELLA is the right product for the case. Your specialist will then put into practice the treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and the cosmetic goals.
Treatment is done by a KYBELLA trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, the individual will receive multiple small injections under your chin, with the injection process taking 15-20 minutes.The exact number of injections will depend on the patient’s fat amount under the chin and the desired profile.
Everyone’s chin profile is different, therefore the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Upon consultation with us, the healthcare specialist will help you determine the quantity of treatment sessions and distribution of the patient’s submental fat depending on the personal treatment goals.
Each treatment session is administered at least 1 month apart and should not receive more than 6 treatments. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments.
After treatment, the patient should expect swelling and redness. It may also experience bruising, pain and numbness. This usually lasts less than 5 days, the most severe swelling could be during the first two days, and it can last up to 14 days.
You should not do any strenuous activities during the 3 days following the treatment, in just one week the patient begins to see the results and obtains the desired appearance.