Introducing Kybella, the first FDA-approved, injectable drug used to reduce the appearance of submental fat, more commonly known as a double chin. This non-surgical cosmetic procedure makes it possible to ditch your double chin and achieve a tighter, more contoured look without incisions or downtime.
Submental fullness (Double Chin) can impact a broad range of adults, and is not limited to people who are overweight. This condition can impact men or women of average weight and can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. It is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA™ is not expected.
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.
You may need two to three total visits, spaced a month apart. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes.
Some people may get up to 50 injections in a single treatment, with several treatments no less than a month apart, the FDA says. Many people saw results in two to four treatments.
Some of the side effects may include:
You may also find, swelling, redness, bruises and numbness or pain, as well as itching, hardness and tightness around the injection area. If you notice any unusual feelings or side effects from treatment, contact a licensed medical professional immediately.