Bothered by the fullness beneath your chin?Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.
What Causes Submental Fullness?
Submental fullness due to fat beneath the chin can impact a broad range of both male and female adults. Some possible causes are:
- Weight Gain
If You’re bothered by the fullness beneath your chin, you’re not alone.
According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people said they are bothered by the fat beneath their chin, or what your healthcare provider may refer to as “submental fullness associated with submental fat.”
Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, the unwanted fullness beneath your chin may not go away, and it could make you appear older or heavier than you actually are.
Fortunately, KYBELLA Can Help
How Does KYBELLA Work?
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
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.
Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.
Improved Self -Perception
KYBELLA patients reported improvement in the visual and emotional impact of submental fat when asked how happy, bothered, self-conscious, embarrassed, old, and overweight they felt with respect to the amount of their submental fat after they received treatment.
One the aesthetic response is achieved, further treatment is not expected.
As part of a clinical development program, KYBELLA has been evaluated in more than 20 clinical studies. More than 1600 people worldwide have been treated with KYBELLA.
KYBELLA may be right for you if:
- You’re bothered by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness
- You don’t want surgery
- You feel the condition makes you look older or heavier
- You eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away
If most of these statements apply to you, ask Keylife if KYBELLA is right for you. Before receiving treatment tell our staff 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); or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed ( it is not known if KYBELLA pases ino your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you received KYBELLA).
How many treatment sessions will I need?
Your healthcare provider will help you determine how many treatment session syou need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart*.
*Fifty-nine percent of people treated with KYBELLA in clinical studies received 6 treatments.
What can I expect after my treatment session?
For most patients, downtime occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities, but are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment.
Prior to your treatment session, your KeyLife Med Spa may apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. We 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.
How is KYBELLA administered?
KYBELLA is given during an in-office visit. The injection process may take 15 to 20 minutes. Your healthcare provider will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.
Ready to schedule your KYBELLA treatment?
Here are a few questions you may want to ask your KYBELLA treatment specialist at Keylife Med Spa.
- Will treatment with KYBELLA help me achieve my aesthetic goals?
- What kind of aftercare will I need?
- When should I schedule a follow-up visit?
- Will I need follow-up treatments once we achieve our desired outcome?
Will there be any side effects?
KYBELLA can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by 4 out of 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by 2 out of 100 people in clinical studies).
The most common side effects include:
- Areas of harness