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Kybella

Results may vary patient to patient

What is Kybella™?

Kybella™ (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin”. It is not known if Kybella™ is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It is not known if Kybella™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.

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.

Who is a candidate for Kybella™?

The best candidate for Kybella™ is anyone bothered by fat under the chin that does not want to have a surgical procedure to removed.

How many treatments do I need?

Many patients treated with Kybella™ experience visible contouring of their chin profile, in just 2 – 4 treatments. Some people require more treatments, in order to achieve desired results. A recommendation of how many treatments you may need will be discussed during your consultation.

Will I experience side effects?

The most common side effects with Kybella™ are: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness. Prior to treatment you may apply ice packs, you or a topical numbing cream.

How is Kybella™ Administered?

Kybella™ is typically given in a 15 -20 minute in-office treatment session. Your medical Provider will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin. After treatment apply ice to the treated area for 10 to 15 minutes as needed.

Is there downtime?

For most patients, downtime is minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, area of hardness, pain, numbness, and redness in the treatment area.

Important Safety Information about Kybella™.

It can cause serious side effects including swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause and uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.

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