KYBELLA is an FDA approved cosmetic injection indicated for improvement in the appearance of submental fullness associated with submental fat in adults.
The results of KYBELLA are not immediate. At your first treatment visit you will receive a series of injections in the submental area. At the time of injection and for several days following the injections you will have swelling in the submental area. KYBELLA will gradually over the course of the next month following your injection cause the fat cells to diminish in the area treated. If needed another treatment may be performed at one month or later after your initial treatment. A series of treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results and these will occur at no sooner than the one month interval.
Your doctor will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of KYBELLA you will need at each session.
Side effects of KYBELLA may include: bruising, swelling, numbness, induration, marginal mandibular nerve injury, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), bleeding, tenderness or discomfort, and tissue necrosis or redness at the site of injection.
Alopecia: KYBELLA injections could cause small patches of alopecia in the treatment area.
Unsatisfactory results: There is a possibility of an unsatisfactory result from injections of KYBELLA. The procedure may result in unacceptable visible deformities or asymmetry in the treatment area.
As explained not all submental fullness will respond to KYBELLA. Other alternative treatments are liposuction to the area, a neck lift and/or platysmoplasty procedures.