The recently FDA-approved KYBELLA, which reduces a double chin through a series of injections.
KYBELLA is made from a chemical that’s naturally produced in the body to help absorb fats. It is the first and only non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA to reduce fat below the chin. When injected into the fat, known as submental fat, it destroys the fat cells. Clinical trials demonstrated that KYBELLA is safe and effective for contouring the area below the chin.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people have been treated with KYBELLA?
Numerous clinical trials held worldwide included more than 5,000 patients before the FDA approved the treatment for use.
Are there side effects?
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, numbness, redness, and small firm areas around the injection sites. These are temporary. It’s important to choose a specialist who is trained to inject KYBELLA.
How many treatments are needed?
Depending on the amount of fat below the chin and the patient’s cosmetic goals. Some patients may see optimal results in as little as 2 to 4 treatments. Treatments are spaced at least 4-6 weeks apart and each session includes a series of injections, although the number will vary from patient to patient. Up to 6 treatment sessions are possible.
Does KYBELLA work in other areas besides the chin?
The prescription drug is approved only for treating the area below the chin. It’s not clear if KYBELLA could help destroy fat cells in larger areas, such as the hips or abdomen.