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.
During your consultation, you and one of our Expert Atl Derm Providers will determine how many treatments you need. Once the desired aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA ®, retreatment is not expected.
KYBELLA ® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
You and your Atl Derm Expert Provider will design a treatment plan tailored to help you improve your chin profile. During your treatment sessions, KYBELLA ® will be administered into the fat under your chin using multiple injections.
KYBELLA ® is a prescription medicine 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.
Who should not receive KYBELLA ®?
You should not receive KYBELLA ® if you have an infection in the treatment area.
Before receiving KYBELLA ®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had 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;
*Atl Derm does NOT recommend KYBELLA if you 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.
Tell your Atl Derm Expert Provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
KYBELLA ® can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.
The most common side effects of KYBELLA ® include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA ®. Call your Atl Derm at 404-418-6107 for more information about side effects.
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