Double the pleasure and double the fun may be a famous advertising slogan, but when it comes to a double chin it isn’t fun at all! Perhaps you have never been happy with your side profile even when being at your ideal weight. Have you always had the fat pocket? Fear not because Dr. Svetlana Danovich has a revolutionary new procedure that can give you the jawline you have always wanted! Without surgery or downtime!
Kybella® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin”.
How does Kybella® work? 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.
When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. When injected properly, all other cells are left healthy and intact. So you can say, “Sayonara” to that selfie destructor underneath your jawline.
Is Kybella® right for me? Only you and Dr. Danovich can decide if Kybella® is right for you. If you’re bothered by extra fullness, or double chin, ask her and her experienced staff about Kybella® .
Is Kybella® brand new? Kybella® has been the focus of a global clinical development program involving over 20 clinical studies with more than 2,600 patients worldwide, of which over 1,600 have been treated with Kybella® and again is FDA approved.
Your peers have spoken! “Upwards of 80% of people [with double chins] are concerned about the condition,” says Derek H. Jones, MD, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Jones was the lead investigator in a study sponsored by the drug's maker, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals.
How many treatments will I need? Dr. Danovich will customize your Kybella® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, she will administer Kybella® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections. Up to 6 treatment sessions may be administered spaced no less than one month apart.
The results are in! In clinical studies, results for Kybella®-treated patients who had 1-grade composite improvement were 8% (1 treatment), 28% (2 treatments), 43% (3 treatments), 55% (4 treatments), 66% (5 treatments) and 72% (6 treatments), 59% of subjects in the clinical trials received all 6 treatments. How long will the results last? When injected into the fat under your chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. This means it’s gone and you’re done. You are only a phone call away from your perfect profile.