KYBELLA® is an innovative, non-invasive, FDA approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of fat beneath the chin without surgery. Submental fullness due to fat beneath the chin can be caused by genetics, weight gain or aging. Diet and exercise may not reduce this fullness. Kybella® injected into the fat beneath the chin, destroys your fat cells and once destroyed, these cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
How long does KYBELLA® last?
Unlike Botox, which yields results that last for up to six months, Kybella results are noticeable at four to six weeks and last for years, which means that touch-ups shouldn't be needed. As for side effects, expect swelling and bruising that start to fade within three days of treatment.
Will I need time to recover?
After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.
What should I tell my doctor before treatment?
Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider 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®);
Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners.
What do I do if I gain weight after using KYBELLA®?
While KYBELLA® treatment removes a number of fat cells in the submental area, there are still some fat cells remaining. The remaining fat cells can still expend with weight gain. However, there are less fat cells remaining so the fullness should be to a lesser degree if there was significant weight gain so the contour will still be improved due to the fat cells that have been removed with Kybella treatments.
How many KYBELLA® treatments do I need to see results?
The amount of treatments required will vary significantly from person to person. An average of 2-4 treatments are typically needed. It takes about 4 weeks to begin to see the results from a treatment, and the treatments are typically spaced about 6 weeks apart. Typically the amount of product needed for each treatment will decrease for subsequent treatments.