What is KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine and is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment 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 or in children less than 18 years of age.

What is submental fullness?

Submental fullness is a gathering of excess fat beneath the chin, commonly known as a “double chin”. It can be something you’ve had your whole life due to genetics, or something that developed over the years or develops with weight gain.

How does KYBELLA® work?

The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, which results in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile. Further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

How many treatments will I need?

Dr. Torres-Popp will create a tailored treatment plan based on you chin profile. A topical anesthetic will be applied to make your treatment more comfortable. At each treatment, you will be given multiple small injections under your chin. You may receive up to 6 treatment sessions, spaced at least 6 weeks apart. Many patients experience visible results in 2-4 treatments.

What are the possible side effects?

The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. These are typically short in duration.
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. In clinical studies, nerve injury in the jaw resolved on its own in a median of 44 days (range of 1 to 298 days), and trouble swallowing resolved on its
own in a median of 3 days (range of 1 to 81 days). These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA®. These rare side effects will be discussed at your consultation.

How long will results last?

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

How can I save on treatments?

Enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program to save money on KYBELLA® treatments. You earn points on each KYBELLA® treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments that your specialist may determine are right for you.
In addition, you can also earn points when you shop online at your favorite retailers participating in the Brilliant Distinctions® Mall. As a member, you will receive treatment reminders and information about your points balance.

Is KYBELLA® right for you?

• If you’re bothered (unhappy, self-conscious, embarrassed) by fat under the chin, also known as submental fullness.
• If you feel the condition makes you look older or heavier than you actually are.
• If you don’t want to have surgery.
• If you eat well and exercise, but submental fullness does not go away.
• Only you and Dr. Torres-Popp can decide if KYBELLA® is right for you.