KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.

How KYBELLA® Works

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, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accu mulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

What to expect with KYBELLA®

At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.

Each KYBELLA® treatment session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not receive more than 6 treatments.

After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.

What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?

KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw that can temporarily cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness and trouble swallowing.

The most common side effects of KYBELLA include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area

Side effects are usually temporary and often resolve on their own.

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

  • Have had or plan to have surgery cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin, have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area, have had or have trouble swallowing, have bleeding problems, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (It is not known if KYBELLA will harm your unborn baby), are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (It is not known if KYBELLA passes into your breast milk) , or taking any medications, especially blood thinners.

Prescribing information

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  • Type I (mild submental fullness) : $1,500
  • Type II (moderate submental fullness) : $2,600
  • Type III (severe submental fullness) : $4,000

Kybella Before & After Photos

**Both photos were taken 6 weeks after just ONE treatment.