Can Kybella really remove a double chin?

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Question: I have heard a lot of talk about Kybella in the news. What is it and does it really help reduce a double chin?

Answer:

Submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin, has long been an area of concern for aesthetic patients. It is a common, yet under treated facial condition. A double chin impacts many people including both men and women, and can be caused by aging, genetics or weight gain. Often, it can lead to an older and heavier look and detract from a balanced facial appearance. A survey by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery found that over two thirds of consumers were bothered by submental fullness.

Kybella is the first and only FDA approved nonsurgical injection treatment that contours and improves the appearance of a double chin. It uses deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat. Kybella is injected under the chin and immediately begins destroying the fat cells. Many patients see visible results in two to four treatments, but some may require six. The best part? Patients look and feel better and re-treatment is not expected.

To learn if Kybella is right for you, call to schedule a complimentary consultation. Your provider can customize a treatment plan for you that meets your individual aesthetic goals.

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