KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is a prescription medicine used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also called “double chin.”
If you’re bothered, unhappy, self-conscious or embarrassed by fat under your chin (also known as submental fullness), you feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are and you eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away and you don’t want to have surgery.
Kybella® may help improve your chin profile
If you’re interested in a nonsurgical way to reduce fullness beneath your chin, KYBELLA® may be right for you. It is a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
In clinical studies, 79% of patients treated with KYBELLA® had improved satisfaction with the appearance of their face and area beneath their chin 12 weeks after last treatment, compared with 33.6% of patients treated with placebo.
What is submental fullness?
Submental fullness is a gathering of excess fat beneath the chin, commonly known as “double chin.” It can be something you’ve had your whole life due to genetics, or start to appear as you get older or if you gain weight.
What causes submental fullness?
Both men and women may be affected by submental fullness. You don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin. Sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the condition may not go away.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, and once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. This results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile.
Your aNu Aesthetics™ MD or RN will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 KYBELLA® treatments. 59% of patients received 6 treatments in clinical studies.
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area.
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (range of 1 to 298 days), and trouble swallowing resolved on its own in a median of 3 days (range of 1 to 81 days).
When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.
KYBELLA® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies. More than 1600 people were treated with KYBELLA® in these studies.