I can say that it is a very practical solution to correct the double chin area in carefully selected patients. Kybella® is the only FDA approved injectable drug on this subject.
For Whom is the Deoxycholic Acid injection suitable?
• If excess fat under your chin is bothering you and makes you unhappy,
• If this makes you look older and fat,
• No matter how thin you are double chin does not go away,
and if you don’t want to have surgery, you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. Not wanting to have surgery, i think the most important indication for this procedure.
What is Deoxycholic Acid – Kybella®?
Deoxycholic Acid is actually a molecule in our body that plays an important role in fat metabolism. As I mentioned above, Kybella® is the only drug which has been approved for double chin correction by FDA and has a feature that destroys the submental fat.
It is applied by injecting to double chin area. When injected into the fat under the chin, Deoxycholic Acid breaks down the fat cells wall. Body absorbs the material which has been freed by breaking fat cells walls. This entire process causes a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. As a result, these cells in the region can no longer store or accumulate fat, and the desired aesthetic appearance is achieved.
Important tips for procedure…
Deoxycholic Acid – Kybella® treatment can only be done by a specialist doctor trained on the subject. With each treatment, multiple small injections are given under your chin, and the injection process takes about 15-20 minutes. How much treatment will be done will change according to the amount of fat in your chin and of course the desired esthetic profile.
How many sessions will be applied?
Since everyone’s jaw profile is different, the number of treatments varies from patient to patient. How many more sessions of Deoxycholic Acid you need to have, based on your submental fat amount and distribution and, as I said, personal treatment goals will all be decisive. Each Deoxycholic Acid session is given at least 1 month apart, and you should not take more than 6 sessions.
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