KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness “double chin”.
How Does KYBELLA® Work?
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Planning for Treatment
Facial rejuvenation is very individualized. That’s why it’s important to discuss your hopes and expectations with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Peter T. Hetzler M.D. FACS, who has experience with many different types of surgical and non-surgical facial procedures.
In your initial consultation, you will be asked about your medical history, drug allergies, and check for conditions that could cause problems. We will evaluate your face – the skin, the muscles and the underlying bone – and discuss your goals. We will help you select a treatment option based on your goals and concerns, your anatomy and your lifestyle.
2015 Breakthrough Award
KYBELLA® received a “2015 Breakthrough Award” from Allure Magazine. The publication honored KYBELLA®, along with other winners from their annual “Best of Beauty” list, which included hundreds of luxury, mass market, specialty beauty and aesthetic brands.
Risks Related to KYBELLA®
When KYBELLA® is administered by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor in nature. Still, individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions and their healing abilities. The most common adverse reactions were primarily associated with the treatment area, including injection site swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness. Contact us for medical advice about side effects.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
You and Dr. Peter T. Hetzler M.D. FACS will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions.