KYBELLA - The Food and Drug Administration just approved a new drug that promises to get rid of double chins without surgery. The drug is called KYBELLA, and it is an injectable substance that dissolves fat under the chin.
What is KYBELLA™? Kythera Biopharmaceuticals explains that KYBELLA™ is a version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat. Kybella, the latest, most advanced non-invasive treatment to eliminate the fat that creates a “double chin,” which was FDA approved in April 2015. Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa, physician and nurses, will be offering Kybella as soon as it is commercially available. The proposed date now is the end of summer 2015. We will continue to keep you updated until we are able to offer this promising new treatment. Stay tuned!
Who is eligible/good candidate for this procedure? Patients with localized fat deposits under the chin are great candidates for this procedure. Individuals that suffer from “turkey neck” due to sagging skin are not eligible for this procedure, because of the skin laxity. Patients with sagging skin are advised to have Pixel RF which is a non-surgical procedure using advanced radio frequency technology.
When can you expect visible results? Results depend on the quantity of fat a patient has, which also defines the number of treatments a patient will require. Results begin to be visible post injection.
How does Kybella compare to neck liposuction? Many individuals are afraid to undergo surgery, due to the common risks and concerns inherent with every surgical procedure. Kybella will have a huge impact on the world of aesthetics, as it offers patients a chance to remove under chin fat with minimal downtime. Neck liposuction provides results but patient may experience sagging skin due to the procedure, but Kybella presents an exciting way to re-contour the chin with a non-surgical injection. Kybella has been tested on over 1000 patients. Side effects are minimal and short term. I believe this to be a very safe treatment.
Does overall weight gain affect the results of Kybella? Despite weight gain, clinical studies have shown that no fat returned to the treatment area.
There are many great benefits of this new injectable, but what do you think about the potential side effects and risks? Kybella shares similar side effects to fillers and Botox, swelling and bruising at the injection site. There may also be numbness and itching, but these are all reported to be easily managed and short term.
If successful, how will Kybella change the aesthetics market and help patients? People have been waiting for an injectable like Kybella for many years and now it’s safe and FDA approved. This will enhance facial rejuvenation and provide individuals with a non-invasive alternative to a neck-lift.
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