What Is Submental Fullness?

Submental fullness due to submental fat, sometimes referred to as ”double chin,” is a common, yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearancei – leading to an older and heavier look.

Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, and is not limited to people who are overweight. This condition can impact men or women of average weight and can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. It is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.ii

According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), over 2/3 of consumers are bothered by submental fullness – nearly as many as those bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

What is KYBELLA™ (DEOXYCHOLIC ACID) injection?

KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, also known as ATX-101, is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness due to submental fat.

KYBELLA™ is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults. The safe and effective use of KYBELLA™ for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established and is not recommended.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Your specialist will create a tailored treatment plan based on your chin profile. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 1 month apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 KYBELLA® treatments. 59% of patients received 6 treatments in clinical studies.

How Long Will Results Last?

When injected into fat under the chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After reaching your desired aesthetic, further treatment is not expected.

How Is KYBELLA Administered?

KYBELLA™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin.

Each in-office treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes.

Treatment with KYBELLA™ is customized by the physician to the patient’s aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.

Am I eligible for KYBELLA?

Only you and your doctor can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you. If you’re bothered by fullness under your chin and wish to avoid surgery, ask your doctor about KYBELLA®.

It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Treatment?

Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Why Should I Choose KYBELLA?

Kybella is an excellent minimally invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery. No surgery means no general anesthesia, and since there’s no downtime, you can resume your daily activities immediately.

Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment, which means it’s safe for most people. While you may experience some initial redness and minor bruising, the injection destroys fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue, so there are minimal side effects.

Several clinical trials have proven Kybella to be safe and effective. It permanently removes unwanted fat cells and restores your confidence in the process.