Medical Name: Kybella®
Also Known As: Double Chin
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA approved prescription medicine for adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat (submental fullness) below the chin.
What causes submental fullness?
Some possible causes of submental fat beneath the chin are genetics, weight gain and aging.
How does it work?
When injected into the fat beneath your skin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. 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. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The treatment sessions are based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart.
How is KYBELLA® administered?
KYBELLA® is given during an in-office visit. The process of injecting may take 15 to 20 minutes. Dr. Hanna will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.
What can I expect after my treatment session?
For most patients, downtime occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities, but are likely to have some swelling. Prior to treatment session, Dr. Hanna may apply ice packs or topical anesthesia to the treatment area to make you feel comfortable.
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*Individual results can vary from one patient to another.