What is KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness.
- Is a nonsurgical, 15- to 20-minute in-office treatment session
- Is customized to help you achieve your treatment goals
- Destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath your chin. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected
The most common side effects of KYBELLA™ include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
How does KYBELLA™ work?
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.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Is KYBELLA™ right for me?
KYBELLA™ may be right for you if
- You’re bothered by submental fullness
- Surgery is not an option for you
- You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away
How is KYBELLA™ administered?
KYBELLA™ is typically given in a 15- to 20-minute in-office treatment session. Dr. Bapna will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.
You and Dr. Bapna will customize your KYBELLA™ treatment based on the amount of submental fullness you have and your treatment goals. Together, you will decide the treatment plan that is right for you.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients treated with KYBELLA™ experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments (spaced at least one month apart). Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve results. Once your chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with KYBELLA™ again.
Is there downtime?
For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.
Will I experience any side effects?
As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with KYBELLA™. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Please see Important Safety Information below for additional side effects of KYBELLA™.
In clinical trials, the incidence and severity of most side effects decreased with subsequent KYBELLA™ treatments.
Prior to administrating KYBELLA™, Dr. Bapna doctor may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. Dr. Bapna may also suggest you take an over-the-counter pain reliever before your appointment.
After treatment, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes, as needed.
Important safety information about KYBELLA™
The most common side effects of KYBELLA™ including swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
KYBELLA™ can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA™.