Many cosmetic injectables are designed to add volume. One type of injectable, however, is designed to reduce the amount of tissue in a targeted location. Often known as the “double chin treatment,” KYBELLA® is FDA-approved to address what’s medically referred to as submental fullness, which is the fatty tissue found under the chin. So how can adding a substance help reduce fat? This beneficial effect occurs because of a unique molecule called deoxycholic acid.
Naturally found in the body, deoxycholic acid can break down fat cells so they can no longer accumulate fat. KYBELLA® uses a synthetic version of this substance, which is administered to a series of targeted areas under the chin. Over time, the fat cells break down and can be metabolized by the body, creating a more contoured chin and jawline. Even better, KYBELLA® offers long-lasting results. Since a fat cell cannot spontaneously multiply, if you maintain a consistent weight, there should be no need for retreatment.
If you would like to find out whether KYBELLA® can help you address a double chin, please reach out to our skilled medical team for more information and to schedule a consultation.