What is KYBELLA™?
KYBELLA™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin. Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”, is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
If you’re bothered by submental fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS):
- 67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin
- People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes
Who should not receive KYBELLA™?
You should not receive KYBELLA™ if you have an infection in the treatment area.
Before receiving KYBELLA™, tell Dr. Mash about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA™ will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA™ passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA™).
Tell Dr. Mash about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell her if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
(Taken from mykybella.com website. For more before and after photos, please click here to enter the Kybella website.)
How many treatments will I need?
You and Dr. Mash will customize your KYBELLA™ treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Dr. Mash will give you a series of injections at each treatment session, which are spaced a month or more apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.