KYBELLA® Non-Surgical Treatment
WHAT CAUSES 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.” Both men and women may be affected by submental fullness, which can be caused by:
- WEIGHT GAIN
You don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin. Sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the fullness may not go away. This fullness can make you look heavier than what you are.
KYBELLA® MAY HELP IMPROVE YOUR CHIN PROFILE
If you’re interested in a nonsurgical way to reduce submental fullness, also known as double chin, KYBELLA® may be right for you. KYBELLA® is a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
HOW KYBELLA® 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, either Dr. Samimi or Dr. Kohani will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA® is right for you. Then, your doctor or nurse will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.
HOW IS KYBELLA® ADMINISTERED?
Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained physician or registered nurse. 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 KYBELLA® TREATMENT SESSIONS 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. After 2-4 treatments many patients experience visible results. 59% of patients received 6 treatments in clinical trials.
WILL I NEED TIME TO RECOVER?
After KYBELLA® treatment, as with other cosmetic surgery procedures of this type, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your doctor or nurse if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, and 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 us at 619-232-3040 if you develop any of these symptoms.
WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY DOCTOR BEFORE TREATMENT?
Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your doctor or nurse about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin
- Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin
- Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area
- Have had or have trouble swallowing
- Have bleeding problems
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby)
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk)
- Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners