Submental Fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men. Causes may include:
Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the condition may not go away, and can make you look older and heavier that you actually are.
If You’re bothered by it, you’re not alone 67% of people said they’re bothered by submental fullness.
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aides in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected in the fat beneath your chin Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Kybella may be right for you if:
Kybella has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving more than 20 clinical studies with more than 2600 patients worldwide, of whom more than 1600 have been treated with Kybella.
Kybella is typically give in a 15-to 20- minute in-office treatment session. Your practitioner will give you a series of injections into the fat under chin at each treatment session.
You and your practitioner will customize your Kybella treatment based on the amount of submental fullness you have and your treatment goals. Together, you will decide the treatment plan that’s right for you.
Many patients treated with Kybella experience visible contouring of the chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve results. Once you chin profile has improved, you may not need to be treated with Kybella again.
For most patients, downtime was minimal and occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. When scheduling your treatments, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind.
As with other injectable treatments, you may experience side effects with Kybella. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
Prior to administering Kybella, your practitioner may apply ice/cold packs or topical and or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. He or she may also suggest you take an over the counter pain reliever before your appointment.
After the treatment, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10-15 minutes.