Texas Dermatology and Laser Specialists is pleased to announce we now carry KYBELLA®, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to server fat beneath the chin (also known as submental fullness) by physically destroying fat cells.
Use of KYBELLA® Cosmetic
If you’re bothered by the fullness beneath your chin, you’re not alone. According to a 2015 survery conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people said they are bothered by the fat beneath their chin, or what your healthcare provider may refer to as “submental fullness associated with submental fat.”
Submental fullness due to fate beneath the chin can impact a broad range of both male and female adults. Some possible causes are genetics, weight gain or aging. Sometime, even with diet or exercise, the unwanted fullness beneath your chin may not go away, and it could make you appear older or heavier than you actually are. Fortunately, KYBELLA® can help!
How does KYBELLA® work?
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism.