What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved prescription nonsurgical treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.”
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.”
How does KYBELLA™ work?
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.
Dr. Ahdoot will help determine how many treatment sessions you 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.
Most common side effects include: Swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, pain, and areas of hardness.
Most patients reported only a mild discomfort in the beginning of the procedure. Lidocaine is available as well to make your experience more comfortable. Kybella is a quick procedure that can be done on your lunchbreak.
Why KYBELLA™ ?
Losing fat under the chin is can be very difficult. Outside of an invasive surgical procedure, there are limited options to help reduce neck fat. With kybella, one those fat cells are destroyed, they are gone for good! No need for further treatment!
Kybella may be right for you if: you are bothered by fat under the chin, you don’t want surgery, you feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are, and/or you eat well and exercise but it still does not go away. If most of these statements apply to you, come in to speak with Dr. Ahdoot to see if Kybella is right for you.