Double Chin Removal: Kybella

Do you ever look in the mirror and see a double chin but just not know where to begin to get rid of it?  Perhaps you’ve contemplated getting that area treated but just aren’t willing to undergo a surgical procedure. Well the injectable market has grown substantially over the last 5-10 years and fortunately for our patient’s that growth has resulted in new product development. Now in some cases that evolution has just been rebranding but in many cases companies are producing new versions of tried products with better technology and thus improved use profiles. Every now and then a product comes out of no where in the injectable market and changes the way we think about certain things. Kybella® is one such product!! So the next question most people want to know as both patients and providers is how is Kybella® administered. We have gone ahead and prepared a video detailing the injection technique for Kybella®. We hope you enjoy it!!

Historically the only way to treat excess fat deposits in the face and neck has been surgical removal either via closed procedures (think Liposuction) or open procedures (think Facelift, Neck lift, Open Lips etc). However, more and more patients are coming to the cosmetic market though at younger ages, many with little interest in surgical procedures. For these patients and others Kybella® offers a wonderful upside, Fat removal without surgery!

So What is Kybella®?? Kybella is a synthetic deoxycholic acid. This acid normally occurs naturally in the body is crucial for metabolizing and absorbing dietary fats. When injected Deoxycholic acid acts to destroy fat cells via “lipolysis” and thus reduce fullness under the chin. Theoretically once these cells are destroyed the fat storage potential is decreased and future fat deposition should be significantly diminished.

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