What is Kybella?
Kybella or deoxycholic acid injection is the first and only FDA approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness due to submental fat.
What is Submental Fullness?
Submental fullness, also known as "double chin," is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can lead 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.
How does Kybella work?
Kybella is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
What are the side effects with Kybella?
The most common adverse reactions were swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and redness.
Does Kybella firm loose skin?
Kybella is intended to melt fat under the chin and not to tighten loose skin, though some patients in clinical trials have reported tighter skin under the chin.
Who should get Kybella?
Anyone wishing to reduce their double chin without surgery or liposuction is an ideal candidate for Kybella.
How many treatments can I expect?
Patients should plan on 6 treatments spaced 1 month apart but most will achieve results with 2-4 treatments.
What is the cost of Kybella?
The cost of Kybella is $575 per vial. Patients can expect 1-3 vials to be used during each treatment.