Posts for: February, 2016
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid)
What’s the Buzz?
Relieving Your Unwanted Double Chin
If you have not heard about KYBELLA®, you will now! KYBELLA® is going to be one of the most sought after treatments in the coming years.
An embarrassing “double chin” is a significant concern for most people. A recent study found that approximately 67% of people report that they are bothered by fullness under the chin. If the concern exists in two-thirds of the population then why is it usually left untreated?
Can you really get rid of your double chin?
Yes! KYBELLA® is a new injectable that when it is injected into the subcutaneous fat under the chin, Kybella causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, these cells cannot store or accumulate fat again.
KYBELLA® is available in our office and can help reduce the dreaded “double Chin”.
Results may vary. Picture provided by Kythera.
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® a prescription drug designed to aid in relieving submental fat, or “double chin.” KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin, also called submental fat, or “double chin.” KYBELLA® works by breaking down fact cells under the chin. It is a synthetic acid similar to what is found in our body to break down fat we eat.
Does KYBELLA® work?
In clinical studies, a majority of patients responded to KYBELLA® based on physician and patient measurements. Additionally, patient’s reports improved emotional response about their happiness and how they felt about the amount of their submental fat.
What should I expect?
You will be treated with a local aesthetic to make you comfortable during the injections. Injections are easily tolerated and take about 15-20 minutes for the KYBELLA® injections. KYBELLA® is given in a series, for most patients, they will require at least two to three treatments and sometimes more depending on the results you want. Each treatment session should be spaced no less than 4-6 weeks apart. Many people have had visible results after 2 to 4 sessions.
Is KYBELLA® right for me?
To find out if KYBELLA®is for you, seek a consultation with a KYBELLA® trained physician and together you can decide if it is a good choice and plan your individualized treatment program.
If you have submental fullness (double chin), call and ask about KYBELLA®.