KYBELLA™ is a new treatment option for reducing neck fat below the chin (submental fat), also known as “the double chin.” Such fat deposits are a common aesthetic issue that affects many adults, including men and women. The condition can be influenced by several factors, such as aging, weight gain, or genetics. Many patients find it frustrating that this fat is resistant to changes in diet or exercise.
KYBELLA™ is the first FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment option for adults who want to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat deposits below the chin. The medicine has been studied through over 20 clinical trials, which included more than 2,600 patients from around the world.
The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body, which helps with breaking down and absorbing dietary fats. When injected, the medicine destroys the chin’s fat cells, which prevents this area’s ability to accrue fat.