Kybella

Kybella, the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, otherwise known as a “double chin.”

Dr. Irene Gladstein was selected to become one of the pioneer providers of Kybella based on her extensive expertise in cosmetic injections. She is among the first few surgeons in the USA to offer this treatment, and the very first in Brooklyn, NY, giving our patients an exclusive early access to this groundbreaking and unparalleled treatment.

Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, including both men and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as aging, genetics and weight gain and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone. According to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly as many consumers are bothered by submental fullness (68%) as by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (71%).

When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.

The Facts

WHAT IS SUBMENTAL FULLNESS?

  • Submental fullness due to submental fat, sometimes referred to as ”double chin,” is a common, yet undertreated facial aesthetic condition. It can
    detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearancei – leading to an older and heavier look.
  • Submental fullness can impact a broad range of adults, and is not limited to people who are overweight. This condition can impact men or women of
    average weight and can be caused by aging, genetics and weight gain. It is often resistant to diet and exercise alone.
  • According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), over 2/3 of consumers are bothered by submental fullness –
    nearly as many as those bothered by lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

WHAT IS KYBELLA™ (DEOXYCHOLIC ACID) INJECTION?

  • KYBELLA™ (deoxycholic acid) injection, also known as ATX-101, is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the
    appearance of submental fullness due to submental fat.
  • KYBELLA™ is indicated for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults.
    The safe and effective use of KYBELLA™ for the treatment of subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established and is
    not recommended.

HOW DOES KYBELLA™ WORK?

  • KYBELLA™ is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown
    and absorption of dietary fat.
  • When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells.iv Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate
    fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA™ is not expected. Due to its cytolytic activity, KYBELLA™ should not be
    injected into or in close proximity to vulnerable anatomic structures.

HOW IS KYBELLA™ ADMINISTERED?

  • KYBELLA™ is administered by injections into the fat under the chin.
  • Each in-office treatment session is typically 15-20 minutes.
  • Treatment with KYBELLA™ is customized by the physician to the patient’s aesthetic goals for an improved chin profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is KYBELLA™ right for me?

Only you and your doctor can decide if KYBELLA™ is right for you. If you’re bothered by submental fullness, or double chin, ask your doctor about KYBELLA™.

How many people have been treated with KYBELLA™?

KYBELLA™ has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with KYBELLA™.

What can I expect during my KYBELLA™ appointment?

You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA™ treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Your doctor will give you a series of injections at each treatment session, which are spaced a month or more apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.

Will I experience any side effects?

The safety profile of KYBELLA™ is well characterized. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness around the treatment area. KYBELLA™ can cause serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness.2 These are not all of the possible side effects of KYBELLA™. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.

How many treatments will I need?

You and your doctor will customize your KYBELLA™ treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Your doctor will give you a series of injections at each treatment session, which are spaced a month or more apart. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Up to 6 treatments may be administered.

How long will the results last?

When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA™ is not expected.