Did you know that according to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, nearly as many aesthetically-oriented consumers are bothered by their double chin (67%) as by lines and wrinkles around the eyes (69%)? In fact, the condition even has a name–submental fullness, or fat under the chin. It can make you look older and heavier…and it can be difficult to get rid of on your own. Submental fullness can be influenced by multiple factors, including genetics, weight gain and aging. No matter how much you diet or exercise, your double chin may not go away on its own.
Here’s the good news: our office is now offering KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection. Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin by physically destroying fat cells in the treatment area. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat.
Talk to Dr. Visconti to determine if KYBELLA® might be right for you, or to learn more about KYBELLA® visit http://www.mykybella.com/.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
Who should not receive KYBELLA®?
You should not receive KYBELLA® if you have an infection in the treatment area. Before receiving KYBELLA®, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you: Have had or plan to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if KYBELLA® will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if KYBELLA® passes into your breast milk; talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive KYBELLA®).
What are the possible side effects of KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® can cause serious side effects, including nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness), or trouble swallowing. The most common side effects of KYBELLA® include: swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area.