Are you one of the millions of Americans with moderate to severe fat below the chin, also known as submental fat or “double chin”?

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of anyone with a double chin.

What causes a double chin?

A double chin occurs when a subcutaneous sheet of fat around your neck sags and causes a wrinkle. Many individuals have a hereditary predisposition to them. Other reasons include:

  • Retaining too much water in the chin area
  • Natural storing of excess fat
  • Muscle loss or weak muscles in the chin area
  • Natural progression of aging

As you age, you lose muscle, so the muscles in your chin weaken, and your skin grows looser. These factors may combine to leave you with a double chin, but the major cause of double chins is excess body fat. Some people carry fat on the chin more easily than anywhere else, and obesity and double chins go hand in hand.

How does KYBELLA® work?

The 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.