Kybella - Chin Refinement
Manhattan Beauty Project
Of all the areas of the body to be plagued by unwanted fat, under the chin is one of the most difficult areas to resolve. Fat deposits that accumulate under the chin are stubbornly resistant to lifestyle changes like diet and exercise, and tend to persist even when pounds are shed from other areas of the body. These fat pockets beneath the chin form with age, as the collagen and elastin that previously held the fatty tissue of the face in place begins to diminish, allowing fatty tissue to slip down and collect to form a double chin and sometimes jowls.
A double chin can be embarrassing and make it difficult to feel confident in your own skin. It affects the way the entire face is perceived, and, unlike unwanted fat in other areas of the body, is all but impossible to conceal with even the most modest and flattering clothing. In pictures, it draws attention away from all other features and can leave you feeling self-conscious and embarrassed about your appearance. The Kybella™ procedure is the revolutionary fat elimination technology that specifically targets the unwanted fat stores that create a double chin.
Kybella™ is the first and only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for permanently eliminating double chin, the unwanted fat (submental fat) below the chin. The active ingredient in Kybella™ is ATX 101, which is synthetically identical to deoxycholic acid, the naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected properly, Kybella™ dissolves and destroys fat cells under the chin, restoring and transforming your chin structure and neck region. Once destroyed, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, permanently eliminating double chin. While Kybella is FDA-approved for under the chin, we commonly perform Kybella off-label on other areas of the body. Whether you have a little or a lot of fat under your chin, Kybella can be used to safely dissolve the fat away to give you the profile you have always wanted. Kybella treatment only takes 20-25 minutes to complete. You can return to your regular activities as soon as you’re comfortable. Downtime post-Kybella treatment is much shorter than with a surgical treatment for a double chin. Kybella is proven to be effective and offers patients the opportunity to get rid of double chin without surgery. Once fat cells are destroyed, they do not regenerate. Kybella™ treatment for double chin provides permanent results. Kybella™ is a non-invasive non-surgical procedure and do not require any incisions.