KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin,” is a common yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men. Causes may include: 1. Aging: It may naturally develop as you age. 2. Genetics: Simply said, it may be part of your DNA. 3. Weight gain: It may be a result of gaining weight
The active ingredient in KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule 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 destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
79% of patients treated with KYBELLA reported satisfaction with the appearance of thier face and chin. After being treated with KYBELLA, patients reported improvement in self-perception, including feeling happier and younger, based on their chin profile, as well as feeling less embarrassed, less self-conscious, less overweight, and less bothered by submental fullness
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.”
How does KYBELLA® work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule 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 destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Is KYBELLA® right for me?
Only you and your doctor can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, ask your doctor about KYBELLA®.
How many people have been treated with KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA®.
Will I experience any side effects?
The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.2 These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
How many treatments will I need?
You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, your HCP will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
In clinical studies, results for KYBELLA®-treated patients who had a ≥1-grade composite improvement were 8% (1 treatment), 28% (2 treatments), 43% (3 treatments), 55% (4 treatments), 66% (5 treatments) and 72% (6 treatments)
In clinical studies, results for KYBELLA®-treated patients who had a ≥2-grade composite improvement were 0% (1 treatment), .2% (2 treatments), .8% (3 treatments), 3.5% (4 treatments), 3.9% (5 treatments) and 15% (6 treatments)
59% of subjects in the clinical trials received all 6 treatments
How long will the results last?
When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.
Kybella® Pre-treatment instructions:
DO take ibuprofen, Motrin, or Advil 600mg, approx. 1 hour before your appointment. (Suggested, but not required)
The ideal time to schedule this procedure is at LEAST 2 weeks before a big event.
DO inform your nurse or physician if you have a history of DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING,
medication allergies, history of anaphylaxis, or any other medical problems.
Kybella® Post-treatment instructions:
After the treatment, DO hold ice packs on the areas that are treated with Kybella®. Apply
ICE for 5-10 minutes, throughout the day/night of treatment.
Treated areas may be red, inflamed, swollen, and bruised for the first 2-7 days.
DO resume all normal activities, including exercise, as long as it is comfortable for you.
DO take ibuprofen, motrin, or advil if needed for discomfort after the treatment.
Arnica supplements are suggested and available from your provider. If bruising occurs, apply topical Arnica gel, drink fresh pineapple juice, and/or take the supplements to help bruising resolve faster. Bruising may be covered with makeup.
You may resume normal daily activity including exercise immediately post treatment.
Contact Blue Medi Spa immediately, at 818-783-3600, if you have any concerns about your treatment area(s), such as increasing tenderness or swelling, hardened areas or nodules. Kybella® requires 2- 6 sessions for optimal results.
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