One of the most undertreated facial aesthetic conditions is submental fullness—more commonly known as “double chin.” It affects men and women and is caused by a variety of factors including aging, weight gain and genetics.
Oftentimes, diet and exercise alone are not effective ways to reduce submental fullness. Kybella™ is the first and only FDA-approved, nonsurgical treatment for double chin. The active ingredient in Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance that breaks down and absorbs fat. Once injected into the submental fat, the cells are destroyed and are no longer able to store or accumulate fat.