Kybella™ is an injectable treatment for a double chin that can improve chin contouring without the downtime of surgical methods. The FDA approved
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Kybella is a synthetic formulation of deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally synthesized by our body and used to decompose and absorb fat. When injected in the chin area, it treats submental fat (which causes double chin) and improves cosmetics by creating a more streamlined contour along the jawline.
The advantages of this treatment include:
Yes, the minimal side effects were similar to dermal fillers, leading the FDA Medical Advisory Committee to recommend approval 17 to 0 after reviewing the data unanimously. Side effects are resolved within one to two months of treatment. To reduce risks, it is recommended that Kybella should be injected by dermatologists and plastic surgeons trained on its use.
Kybella may not be appropriate for everyone. Patients who have had previous plastic surgery procedures on the neck, chin, and jawline will need to be evaluated individually. Those with difficulty swallowing, bleeding problems, or medical conditions that might affect the face and neck may not be good candidates for Kybella.
The common factors seem to be genetics, natural aging, or weight gain. A double chin can cause an older and heavier look. According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, approximately 70% of consumers report being bothered by submental fullness.
The only effective options to treat submental fat before Kybella were surgery or liposuction.
Kybella is a PERMANENT FAT DISSOLVING solution to a heavy neck/jawline. UNLIKE dermal fillers, Kybella is permanent.
Patients in the clinical studies who experienced weight gain after their treatment did not see a return of their submental fulness.