New Treatment Kybella Helps Minimize Your Double Chin
The dawn of the selfie has been a lot of fun for a lot of people. Snapping pictures close up with your friends and kids, or taking shots of yourself in front of cool backgrounds is one of the many great advantages of smart phones. But how often do you find yourself taking those pictures and deleting them immediately, rather than posting them on Instagram or Facebook, because you can only see your double chin?
If you have fatty tissue under your chin that you’re self-conscious about, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67 percent of people say they are bothered by a double chin. And the presence of a double chin can make us feel self-conscious, can make us feel older like we look older than we are, and can lead to embarrassment, not only with selfies but in all aspects of our lives.
Last spring, the FDA approved a new treatment for submental fullness, or what is commonly referred to as a double chin, called Kybella. This drug works to melt the fat under your chin, producing noticeable results within weeks. The drug works by destroying fat cells, and it’s a new alternative to liposuction or surgery to treat double-chin fat.
Kybella is administered through injections, and is given in a series of treatments. It can be given in two to four treatment sessions, and patients can receive up to six treatments. In clinical trials, 79 percent of patients reported satisfaction with their face and chin.
If you’ve been bothered by a double chin, and find yourself holding your head up unnaturally in pictures or avoiding public appearances, Kybella might be an option. We are excited to offer this treatment at Penta Facial Plastic Surgery. Call us today to learn more about this new drug, how treatment works and how it could benefit you.
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