Medically known as submental fullness, a double chin is an area of fat that is known for being extremely resistant to dietary and exercise changes. People mistakenly believe that those with a double chin are always overweight or unhealthy. However, many people lead healthy lifestyles and have an otherwise toned body, but still have this one stubborn area of fat that simply will not budge. Kybella® is a fairly new drug that was approved by the FDA in 2015 for reducing stubborn fat pockets like these.
Kybella® Actually Dissolves Fat Cells
The origins of Kybella® go back to France, decades ago. At that time, researchers were trying to find ways to dissolve fat in those who had undergone trauma. Following a traumatic event, some fat cells can enter the bloodstream and lead to problems with the respiratory system.
Researchers came up with a compound called phosphatidylcholine. Decades later, they began examining this same substance for its potential cosmetic applications, combining it with something called deoxycholic acid. This became popular with bodybuilders who used it before bodybuilding competitions.
About two decades ago, researchers discovered that the ingredient that actually destroyed the fat cells was the deoxycholic acid. This naturally-occurring substance is found in liver bile, which helps to break down digested fat. The deoxycholic acid found in Kybella® is synthetically created in a laboratory.
Treatment with Kybella® consists of a series of quick treatment sessions to achieve the results that you desire. How many sessions you require depends upon the size of the treatment area and other factors.
Your Treatment Options
If you are looking to remove a double chin, most plastic surgeons will probably recommend a liposuction procedure. However, some patients prefer non-surgical treatment options that do not involve incisions or lengthy recovery times.
Saying Goodbye to Your Double Chin
Kybella® treatment can be performed in the comfort of our office and requires absolutely no surgery. This makes the treatment extremely convenient, even for those with busy schedules.
After the fat cells found in the treatment area are destroyed, they are permanently gone. You should not require any more treatments after achieving your desired results unless you put on a significant amount of weight, since the remaining fat cells could expand.
If you feel that you would benefit from a treatment with Kybella® for your double chin, talk to our specialist at MD Age Management, located in Winter Park, FL. Learn why so many people in Orlando, FL and elsewhere are enjoying the benefits of this treatment. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!