Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that countours and improves the appearance of submental fullness.
What Is Submental Fullness?
Submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin,” is a common yet under treated facial aesthetic condition that can impact a broad range of adults, including both women and men. Causes include:
- Aging: It may naturally develop as you age
- Genetics: Simply said, it may be part of your DNA
- Weight gain: It may be a result of gaining weight
Sometimes, no matter how much you diet and exercise, the condition may not go away, and make you look older and heavier than you actually are. It turns out that 68% of people say they are bothered by sub mental fullness.
How Does Kybella Work?
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring enzyme 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, these cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
Usually between two and four treatments are needed roughly one month apart.
How Effective Are The Treatments?
79% of patients treated with Kybella have reported satisfaction with the appearance of their face and chin.
What Are The Alternatives To Treatment?
Assuming diet and exercise have not been effective for the appearance of submental fullness, other alternatives include Liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction (Vaser), Thermage, and Ulthera.