KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug available that contours and improves the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness, sometimes referred to as a “double chin.” Submental fullness is a common, yet under-treated aesthetic condition that is often resistant to diet and exercise alone and influenced by several factors, including aging, genetics, and weight gain.
Belladerm MedSpa’s™ Managing Director Robin Bernens is considered one of the top injection specialists in the region and has trained nurses, doctors around the state, and Sarah, our other nurse injector, on KYBELLA® injections. Each in-office treatment session with KYBELLA® is typically 15-20 minutes. When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved with KYBELLA®, re-treatment is not expected.
With this nonsurgical treatment, many patients experience visible results in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to six treatments may be administered. Treatment with KYBELLA® is customized to the patient’s aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.
The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and formation of areas of hardness in the treatment area.