Kybella

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What is Kybella?

KYBELLA is a prescription medicine 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 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.

Is Kybella right for me?

Kybella may be right for your 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.

How is Kybella administered?

Kybella injections are administered in the comfort of our office. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile. Drs. Van Bebber and Matone will need only minutes to complete the injections, and in most cases, there is no downtime.

Will I need time to recover?

After KYBELLA treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin.

The most common side effects occur in the treatment area and include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Areas of hardness

Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.

How many treatments will I need?

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Your healthcare specialist 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.

Where can I go to get more information on Kybella?

Kybella - www.mykybella.com

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