Kybella Injection for Treatment of Double Chin

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for the fat underneath the chin. Submental fullness, often referred to as a “double chin,” is a common concern of many people. Submental fullness can be seen in men and women and can be related to aging, weight gain, and genetics. Submental fullness can result in an older or heavier appearance because of its effect on facial balance and proportion. If your “double chin” bothers you, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS):

  • 67% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin
  • People are just as bothered by under-the-chin fullness as they are by lines and wrinkles around and under their eyes

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine 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 for use outside of the submental area. 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®.

Kybella is a synthetic deoxycholic acid, this naturally occurring acid breaks down fat and helps with its absorption. When Kybella is injected into the fat underneath the chin, Kybella causes destroys fat cells. The results are permanent as the fat cells are permanently eliminated.

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.