Additional thoughts on the new treatment Kybella

Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2015 Sep;34(3):138-9. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2015.0175.


With the recent approval of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals (Westlake Village, California) submental fat injectable treatment Kybella, there comes a lot of excitement-but, also a bit of concern. The idea of having a nonsurgical, nonliposuction treatment for people who have a double chin is certainly exciting. The hope has been that this new treatment will provide opportunities for the many people out there who are focused on the appearance of their submental fullness to have access to a safe. affordable, and reliable treatment.With the approval of this product. there are several misconceptions that the authors herein discuss.

MeSH terms

  • Chin
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Deoxycholic Acid / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Subcutaneous Fat / drug effects*


  • Deoxycholic Acid