Kybella Injection, the First and Only FDA-Approved Treatment for Submental Fullness (Double Chin)
Double chins have long been an cosmetic issue for many, causing one’s face to look older, heavier, disproportional. Men, in particular, a reminded of their double chin’s daily as they put on their neckties for work. Thanks to a recent FDA approval and over 20 clinical studies supporting its safety and efficacy, this common problem now has a nonsurgical treatment solution in the form of an injectable medication know as Kybella™.
Miami Skin and Vein is one of the first practices in South Florida to offer Kybella (deoxycholic acid) injection for contouring and improving the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness, the medical term for a “double chin.” This aesthetic treatment is truly a breakthrough for patients who previously only had liposuction or invasive surgery as treatment options for their double chin.
What is submental fullness and how does Kybella™ help?
Submental fullness refers to fat cells that accumulate in the chin area. It can impact a wide range of adults, including both men and women, and is usually an area quite resistant to diet and exercise. According to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly as many consumers are bothered by submental fullness (68%) as by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (71%). The tendency to store fat in the chin area is influenced by several factors, including age, genetics and weight gain.
When injected into this subcutaneous fat by an expertly trained physician such as Dr. Shaun Patel, Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate more fat. In fact, the desired response is often achieved in 2 to 4 treatment sessions and after that re-treatment is not necessary or expected.
How long is each treatment and how many Kybella treatments will I need?
Each treatment session with Kybella™ takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Many patients notice an improved chin profile in as few as 2 treatments, spaced one month apart, while in some cases as many a 4-6 treatments maybe required. Your Kybella™ treatment will be customized by Dr. Patel to meet your specific aesthetic goals. Patients treated with Kybella™ injection experience a return to the balanced facial proportions of their youth.
For more information on Kybella™ and to see if it’s right for you, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation at Miami Skin and Vein in beautiful Coral Gables.