Six Frequently Asked Questions About KYBELLA

Want to learn more about this treatment and how it works? Here are six frequently asked questions about KYBELLA.

What is KYBELLA?

KYBELLA is the first and only FDA approved, non-surgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness. Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin,” is a common, yet under treated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men, Causes for submental fullness may include:

  • Aging – It may naturally develop as you age
  • Genetics – Simply said, it may be a part of your DNA
  • Weight Gain – It may be the result of gaining weight

Sometimes, no matter how much you diet or exercise, submental fullness may not go away, and it can make you look older and heavier than you actually are. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67% of patients are bothered by submental fullness.

How does KYBELLA work?

KYBELLA is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body (deoxycholic acid) that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA causes destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells are no longer able to store or accumulate fat.

What is a KYBELLA treatment like?

KYBELLA is typically a 15 to 20 minute in-office treatment session. Clients will receive a series of injections into the fat under their chin at each treatment session.

How many treatments will I need?

A SkinSpirit practitioner will work with the client to customize their KYBELLA treatment based on the amount of submental fullness they have and their individual treatment goals. Together, the SkinSpirit practitioner and client will decide the treatment plan that’s right for them.

Many clients treated with KYBELLA experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2 to 4 treatments. Some clients require up to 6 treatments in order to achieve desired results. Once the chin profile has improved, clients may not need to be treated with KYBELLA again.

Is there any downtime?

For most clients, downtime is minimal and occurs most commonly after the first treatment session.

Are there any side effects?

As with other injectable treatments, clients may experience side effects with KYBELLA. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and formation of small areas of firmness around the treatment area In clinical trails, the side effects that people experienced with KYBELLA became less bothersome with subsequent treatments. If after receiving a KYBELLA treatment, any of these side effects bother you, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes.

After being treated with KYBELLA, clients report feeling happier and younger based on their appearance, as well as less embarrassed, less self-conscious, less overweight, and less bothered by their double chin.

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