KYBELLA™ is an FDA approved non-surgical treatment to correct, improve, and contour submental fullness or what is known as double chin.
Before now, one of the only ways to address fullness in the neck, known as a double chin, was liposuction or surgery. KYBELLA™ has been in the making for 10 years and is a winner. Now, there is a non-surgical means to correct this problem area. It is KYBELLA™.
Studied, tested, and effective, KYBELLA™ uses the active ingredient deoxycholic acid. It is a natural occurring molecule found in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once broken down, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Over 68% of people said they are bothered by submental fullness or double chin according to a 2014 America Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Like many people, no matter how much you exercise the condition may not go away making you look older and heavier than you actually are.
KYBELLA™ is a quick 10-15 minute office treatment. Dr. Swengel will give you a series of injections into the fat under your chin at each treatment session.
You and Dr. Swengel will customize a KYBELLA™ treatment plan based on your treatment goals and his expertise.
Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some people require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve desired results.
Once the proper correction is achieved, the treated fat cells are gone forever.
In most cases, no additional treatment is needed.
Improvement can be seen in virtually every person who has submental fullness. The ideal candidate is someone with moderate fullness and enough skin elasticity to recover after the fat disappears.
Downtime is minimal for most patients. When scheduling your treatment, keep your social plans and work commitments in mind. As with other injectable treatments, the most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
With the small amount of local anesthesia, the initial lipolytic reaction is pain free.
There is mild to moderate swelling, possibly mild bruising to the injection site that resolves in a week. This does not limit your activities. NSAIDS, aspirin or other mild pain meds can be taken as needed. Ice compresses can be used the first day and gentle massaging to the area a couple of days can help with lymphatic drainage to clear swelling a bit faster.
KYBELLA™ is a non-surgical, 15-to-20 minute in-office procedure. Dr. Swengel and his expert skin staff will apply ice/cold packs or topical and/or injectable anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable.
After treatment, you will apply a ice or cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes.
KYBELLA™ has been one of the most extensively studied new products to hit the cosmetic market. It has been 10 years in the making. Proper injection techniques and placement are the most important components of its safety profile. When these are adhered to, it is effective and safe. It is unusual that this product is uniquely approved for use in the US only where FDA regulations are the most stringent in the world. Applications have been made and are underway in Canada, Switzerland and Australia. Kythera, the maker of KYBELLA™, wants to do this right!