You will be absolutely amazed how KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection works. It is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, also referred to as “double chin”.

Who should not receive KYBELLA®?
If you have an infection in the area that will be treated you should not receive KYBELLA®.

You and Dr. Schmelzer will design a custom treatment plan tailored specifically to help you improve your chin profile. During your treatment sessions, Dr. Schmelzer will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections.

How soon do results show?
This can vary with each different patient. You can receive up to 6 treatment sessions spaced no less than one month apart.

59% of subjects in the clinical trials received all 6 treatments

The following information comes from KYBELLA®’s website:

In Phase III of a a clinical development program which involved more than 20 clinical studies with over 2,600 patients of which 1,600 were treated with KYBELLA®:

  • 68.2% of patients experienced greater than or equal to a 1-grade improvement with KYBELLA®, compared to 20.5% of patients who responded to placebo, based on measurements validated by the physician and patient.
  • 16% of patients experienced greater than or equal to 2-grade improvement with KYBELLA®, compared to only 2% of patients who responded to placebo, based on measurements validated by the physician and patient
  • 79% of patients treated with KYBELLA® reported satisfaction with the appearance of their 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.
  • KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing or nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area

Please note that it is unknown if KYBELLA® is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It is also unkown if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.” It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age. It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area.

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 reduction of fat cells. Once reduced, 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. 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. During these sessions, your doctor 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 reduction of fat cells. Once reduced, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.

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