Who doesn’t want a little help getting rid of a stubborn double chin? Allergan to the rescue!
Allergan, the maker of Botox, recently launched a campaign announcing Kybella. Kybella promises to melt away the fullness associated with submental fat (double chin..fat neck…etc) simply with injections. 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. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. With this fat gone, the skin contracts to create a more refined angle between the jawline and neck. Kybella is a great alternative to surgery for those with chin and neck concerns, and is performed in the comfort of an aesthetic practice clinic.
Treatment sessions vary based on the individual. Often times, results are achieved in as little as one treatment, while some clients may require additional treatments. This in-office procedure is scheduled for an hour.
This treatment is not for patients with loose skin. The ideal patient has firm skin expanded by excess fat under the chin. The most commonly reported side effects include; swelling, bruising, redness, numbness and firmness. These side effects usually subside within a few days but can last a couple of weeks. Currently it is only FDA approved for use under the chin. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, 68 percent of people said they are bothered by their double chin. No matter how much exercise or diet, the condition may not go away, making you look older and heavier than you actually are.
Kybella treatments result in very high satisfaction rates. Over 79% of patients report satisfaction with their improved face and neck contours. In addition, individuals noted improvement in the visual and emotional impact of this fat removal. If you have ever been similarly concerned about an unwanted double chin, contact our office to schedule a free consultation to see if Kybella is an option for you!