What is Kybella®?

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.

Submental fullness, also known as “double chin” is a common concern among facial aesthetic oriented patients. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly as many consumers are bothered by their double chin (67%) as by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (69%).

Submental fullness can impact both men and women. Possible causes include genetics, weight gain and aging. Sometimes, even with diet or exercise, the unwanted fullness beneath the chin may not go away, and can cause a person to appear older or heavier than they actually are.

The good news is that Bridgeport Laser & Wellness Center is now offering the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin in the treatment area.

In the pivotal clinical studies, based on composite clinician and patient ratings scales, 68.2% and 16% of KYBELLA-treated subjects had 1-grade and 2-grade improvement after final treatment, versus 20.5% and 1.5% of those treated with placebo, respectively.

How does Kybella® work?

Kybella® is injected during a series of in-office visits. The injection process may take 15 to 20 minutes. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® physically destroys fat cells, making them unable to accumulate or store fat. Once destroyed, fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through the bodies natural metabolic mechanisms.

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.

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Kybella® Before and After