Non Surgical Double Chin Reduction

Kybella (formerly known as ATX-101) is the first FDA-approved, injectable drug used to reducethe appearance of submental fat, more commonly known as a double chin.

Because of the extremely limited options for correction, submental fat has been an under-treated aesthetic issue. This is unfortunate because only lines and wrinkles cause more concern among cosmetic consumers.
A double chin can make you look older and heavier no matter what your age or weight. And, in many cases, this fat doesn't respond to lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise because genetics is often the cause.

Since April 2015, Kybella fat dissolver has been revolutionizing the world of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. You may have seen Kybella on GMA (Good Morning America), news programs, or while surfing the Internet. Many in the cosmetic industry are hailing it as the biggest innovation since Botox.

Until Kybella FDA approval, there was little you could do about submental fat except wear turtlenecks or get a surgical liposuction treatment. But now, this brand-new non-surgical cosmetic procedure makes it possible to ditch your double chin and achieve a tighter, more contoured look without incisions or downtime.

Kybella FDA Approved Uses

Kybella shots are intended to eliminate moderate-to-severe convexity associated with submental fat (double chin). Any use of the drug to eradicate subcutaneous fat outside the submental region has not been established in current Kybella clinical trials.

But further Kybella research is in the works. Kybella belly fat clinical trials are already underway. It looks likely that Kybella approval for more exciting treatment options will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!

Kybella Clinical Trials

The safety and effectiveness of Kybella for the eradication of submental fat was confirmed in two clinical trials. Each trial included 1022 randomly assigned adults with moderate-to-severe submental fat, who were given either Kybella or a placebo for up to six treatments. When checked 12 weeks after treatment, 82 percent of the patients in both groups who received Kybella had at least a one-grade improvement (according to the Kybella package insert).

Results and Testimonials

Most Kybella reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Patients are very happy with the no-hassle, little downtime procedure and dramatic results. Increased self-esteem is a common benefit enjoyed by Kybella patients. People who have been self-conscious about their double chins their entire lives are finally free of that burden. They feel more attractive, happy, and confident. Kybella results are definitely more than skin deep.

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KYBELLA™ is a non-animal, non-human formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the human body that assists in the breakdown and absorption of fat.

Pre-Procedure Consultation

One of the most important aspects of any successful cosmetic procedure is careful preparation. Before your Kybella chin reduction treatment, a thorough assessment and medical history will be completed to assure your safety and the best possible outcome.

You and the highly skilled providers at Dermatology Associates, will go over the Kybella side effects you need to be aware of, including:
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Discomfort
  • Hardness in treatment area
  • Redness
More serious, however rare, side effects can include:

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Nerve injury causing weakening of facial muscles

Of course, we recommend that you seek immediate care if you experience these rare side-effects and notify your practitioner here in our aesthetics practice.

Kybella Procedure

Kybella is a safe, non-surgical procedure, so your treatment is performed in the comfortable, welcoming setting of Dermatology Associates. Before the treatment begins, any pain relief will be administered if appropriate in your case. Then, using a special grid, your Physician will carefully draw the boundaries for the injections on your skin.

Your Physcian will then use the temporary grid marked on your chin as a guide and give you 14-50 injections, depending on your particular needs. The procedure is simple and straightforward, taking roughly 20 minutes to complete. Then you're on your way.