Kybella Injectable to treat submental fullness
Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness sometimes referred to as “double chin”.
What is submental fullness?
Submental fullness is often referred to as “double chin”, and as we all know there are few treatment options outside of liposuction.
It affects many folks, both men, and women, and can be influenced by several factors such as genetics, aging and weight gain.
If you’re bothered by additional fullness, you’re not alone. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 68% of people said they’re bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin and folks were just as bothered by chin fullness as they are by additional belly fat, lines, wrinkles, stretch-marks.
How does Kybella work?
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. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
How is Kybella administered?
Kybella is administered by injections into the fat under the chin. Each treatment session is typically 20-30 minutes. Treatment with Kybella is customized by Dr. Slater and individualized to the patient’s goals for an improved chin profile. Up to 6 treatments, no less than one month apart is Kybella’s protocol.
What results can I expect?
Many patients experienced visible results in two to 3 treatments. Patients also reported improvement in the emotional impact, when asked how happy they felt following treatment.
Though this is not an overnight change and best results are often seen after six months, what does it matter when you struggled with your double chin all your life!