How KYBELLA® Works

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, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.


What to Expect With KYBELLA

Before starting treatment, one of our skin care specialists will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if KYBELLA is right for you. Then, our specialist will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.


How Many KYBELLA Treatment Sessions Will I Need?

Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. Our skin care professionals will help determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Each KYBELLA treatment session is given at least one month apart, and you should not receive more than six treatments. In clinical studies, 59 percent of patients received six treatments.


What Are The Possible Side Effects of KYBELLA?

KYBELLA can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness (experienced by four out of 100 people in clinical studies) and trouble swallowing (experienced by two out of 100 people in clinical studies). In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (range of one to 298 days), and trouble swallowing resolved on its own in a median of three days (range of one to 81 days).

The most common side effects occur in the treatment area and include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Areas of hardness

Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.

Schedules a consultation today to discuss if KYBELLA is the right treatment option for you.