The Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
Kybella has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, 1,600 of which have been treated with Kybella
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin,” is a common, yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. Visually submental fullness can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance, leading to an older and heavier look. Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men, and can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), over two-thirds of consumers are bothered by submental fullness, almost as many as those bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Kybella is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid that when injected into subcutaneous fat, causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat anymore. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with Kybella ™ is not expected.
Treatment & Results
Your specialist will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, multiple small injections under your chin will be administered. You may receive up to six treatment sessions, spaced at least one month apart. Many patients see visible results after two to four Kybella ™ treatments. At the end of the process, your chin will look sculpted and more youthful.
Post-treatment, you may experience some mild pain, swelling and bruising or redness. These symptoms should dissipate after a few days and you should be able to resume your regular activities immediately.
Prior to your first treatment you may be treated with a topical numbing cream or ice pack to ease the pain during the injections. After treatment, we may suggest some restrictions on food beverages and activity. However, none of these will have major impact and patients typically resume everyday activities almost immediately.
Tired of looking in the mirror and seeing submental fullness? Call Bella Body today for your complimentary consultation! Say goodbye to that double chin forever!