WHAT IS KYBELLA?
Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells. Kybella can be used to treat the area under the chin to improve your profile. If you’re bothered by fat under the chin or simply feeling self-conscious about the condition, Kybella® may be right for you. You may even feel as if the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are. You eat well and exercise, but that submental fullness under the chin just won’t go away. Don’t consider surgery, consider Kybella®. It may be the best noninvasive approach for you.
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.
How is Kybella Administered?
Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained aesthetic specialist. 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.
How many treatments will I need?
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from guest to guest. Your aesthetic 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. Most guests receive 5 - 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 your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing or injection site problems such as bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), and damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call the spa if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.
What are the possible side effects?
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness), trouble swallowing swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Injection site problems including: bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area.