Kybella™ is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also called "double chin". It is not known if Kybella™ is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area and in children less than 18 years of age.
Your healthcare provider will help you determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart.
For most patients, downtime occurred most commonly after the first treatment session. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities, but are likely to have swelling, so keep your social plans and work commitments in mind when scheduling your treatment.
Prior to your treatment session, your healthcare provider may apply ice/cold packs or topical and /or injectable local anesthesia to the treatment area to make you more comfortable. He or she may also suggest you take an over-the-counter pain reliver before your appointment. After treatment, apply ice or a cold pack to the treatment area for 10 to 15 minutes, as needed.