2016 seems to have flown by and the holidays are rapidly approaching! While you want to look your best this holiday season, the thought of an invasive neck procedure can easily seem daunting. The neck area is one area that shows the most signs of aging, but is often ignored. Whether due to genetics, aging, or excessive weight gain the neck area can develop excess fat resulting in what is commonly know as a “double chin”. This excess fat beneath the chin, also known as submental fullness, impacts a broad range of adults including both men and women.
For decades, the only effective way to remove excess submental fullness was through invasive procedures such neck lifts and liposuction, however, we’re proud to report that there is now a non-invasive solution. KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness.
KYBELLA™ is derived from deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring fat-absorbing molecule already found in our bodies. When injected under the chin, it breaks down fat cells resulting in substantially tighter skin and a more contoured jawline.
Since everyone’s chin profile is different, the number of treatments does vary from patient to patient. During your initial consultation, Dr. Salomon will determine how many treatment sessions are needed based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat. Each KYBELLA™ treatment session is administered at least one month apart and it is not recommended to receive more than six treatments. Not all patients make good candidates for KYBELLA™ and it is important to discuss all of your expectations and desires with your surgeon. Call us at 305.270.1361 to schedule your complimentary consultation and to learn more about whether KYBELLA™ is right for you!