Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) is the first FDA-approved non-surgical option to redefine the chin and jawline in patients with mild skin laxity and mild to moderate submental fullness, also called "double chin”. Kybella® reduces mild to moderate submental fullness following a series of 2-6 injection sessions performed in the office.
In an in depth consultation, Dr. Sweis will evaluate your chin, submental region and jawline to determine if you are a good candidate for treatments with injectable Kybella®, or if you would benefit more from other types of treatments.
Who should not receive Kybella®?
Before receiving Kybella®, please inform Dr. Sweis 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); or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if Kybella® passes into your breast milk).
Please inform Dr. Sweis about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially let us know if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (anti-platelet or anti-coagulant medicine).
You should not receive Kybella® if you have an infection in the treatment area.
What are the possible side effects of Kybella®?
Although rare, Kybella® can cause serious side effects including difficulty swallowing or facial nerve injury along the jaw line which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness).
The most common side effects of Kybella® include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.
These usually resolve without any negative consequences.
These are not all of the possible side effects of Kybella®, and you would need to discuss your particular case with Dr. Sweis to see if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
Dr. Iliana Sweis has been selected by Allergan, the makers of Kybella®, to train other qualified physicians on the safe use injectable Kybella®.