What is KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection 10 mg/mL ?
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.”It is not known if KYBELLA® is safe and effective for use outside of the submental area or in children less than 18 years of age.HOW KYBELLA® WORKSThe active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.How is KYBELLA® administered?Treatment can only be administered by a KYBELLA®-trained healthcare specialist. At each treatment, you will receive multiple small injections under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The exact number of injections will depend on the amount of fat you have under your chin and your desired profile.Will I need time to recover?After KYBELLA® treatment, you will likely have some swelling, bruising, or numbness under your chin. Be sure to inform your healthcare professional if you develop an uneven smile, facial muscle weakness, or difficulty swallowing.What should I tell my doctor before treatment?Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:•Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin•Have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin•Have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area•Have had or have trouble swallowing•Have bleeding problems•Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby)•Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®)•Are taking any medications, especially blood thinners?