Well, it has finally arrived at Kahn Dermatology!
The FDA has recently approved a new treatment to reduce the fat below the chin, medically known as “submental fat”, and formally known as “double chin.”
The new procedure is called Kybella. It uses a series of injections to help destroy the fat cells in the area below the chin. Once injected the body releases the fat naturally and allows for new collagen to be formed, making this non-invasive treatment ideal for patients.
In a single session of in-office treatment, up to 50 injections are used. The injections are spaced apart in a grid like formation to insure the procedure is administered properly. The physician will determine the number of treatments necessary for the proper results; patients can have up to 6 treatments, but they must be spaced at least 1 month apart.
The procedure itself takes about 15-20 minutes, and patients have reported seeing results within a few weeks of their initial treatment. With any cosmetic procedure, some patients may experience swelling, redness, and bruising for about a week. It is common for this to happen post-surgery as the fat cells are beginning to melt away.
The results have been proven to be permanent, but excessive weight gain and aging can alter the treated area.
See the Before and After photos listed below to see the drastic difference in appearance of patients that have had the Kybella injections.