Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells.
According to Dr. George Verghese, Kybella injections usually require two treatments, six weeks apart.
Submittal fullness can impact both men and women, but with a series of micro injections, Kybella can effectively reduce neck fat.
Possible causes of submittal fullness (double chin) include genetics, weight gain and aging.
According to Allergan, the manufacturer of Kybella and Botox, unwanted fullness beneath the chin may not go away even with diet or exercise.
Double chin’s can cause a person to appear older or heavier than they actually are, which makes Kybella such a popular treatment.
Double Chin Is a Common Concern Among Facial Aesthetic Oriented Patients
According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly as many consumers are bothered by their double chin (67%) as by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (69%).
Safety is always a major concern when discussing any cosmetic treatment—and rightfully so.
Patients should be comforted by the fact that the active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.
Once destroyed, fat cleared from the treatment area is processes through the body’s naturally metabolic mechanisms.
When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, making them unable to accumulate or store fat.
According to Allergan, after being treated with Kybella, patients reported greater improvement in self-perception than patients treated with placebo, including feeling happier and looking younger based on their chin profile.
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