What is the secret to catapulting a new cosmetic injectable treatment to high-demand status within one year? First, try touting it as the first non-surgical treatment for a common bane of men and women – the double chin. Next, appoint a familiar face like Kloe Kardashian to become the ambassador of a new campaign that puts that treatment in the spotlight. “Live Chin Up” is a movement that encourages people not to let things that bother them get in the way of making the most out of life. If submental fat is the thing that bothers you, Kybella is the treatment that can get rid of that double chin without surgery or downtime.
THE KYBELLA CRAZE
Kybella is a prescription medication that treats moderate-to- severe submental fat, the fat that appears underneath the jawline. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally produced by the body to help the body absorb fats. When the ingredient is injected directly into the submental fat under the chin, it destroys the fat cells so they can be eliminated through the body’s own processes. The result is a sculpted, more defined jawline that can take years off your appearance.
Kybella was approved by the FDA in April 2015. The agency recommends that patients look for qualified healthcare professionals to administer the treatment, which typically consists of multiple injections in a single treatment session. Fortunately, a number of plastic surgeons, including Dr. Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art have already gained ample experience performing Kybella injections, as patients have scheduled appointments to have the procedure almost as soon as it became available.
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BENEFITS OF KYBELLA
Submental fat plagues more than two-thirds of adults today, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. This problem affects many people just as much – if not more – than fine lines and wrinkles. Submental fat does not usually respond to diet and exercise, so even if you trim your thighs and whittle your waist successfully, your double chin is likely to remain.
Kybella offers numerous benefits over other methods of eliminating submental fat, including liposuction and a surgical facelift. Those benefits include:
- No incisions, anesthesia or downtime needed
- Procedure is relatively comfortable and well-tolerated
- Injections only take a few minutes to complete
- Few side effects after procedure (redness and bruising typically subside within a few days)
- Results can be seen after very first treatment
- Once results are complete, they will be permanent
Kybella is an excellent choice for patients that would like to eliminate the double chin but are not yet ready for surgery. Kybella can also be combined with other non-surgical treatments to further enhance your anti-aging results. Dr. Mashhadian can help you determine whether other procedures might be helpful in meeting your specific aesthetic goals.
*Individual Results May Vary
Kybella is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks to the safety and success of the procedure. Endorsements from celebrities like Kloe Kardashian are a boon as well. This procedure is available at Rodeo Surgical Art and Dr. Mashhadian has had plenty of experience administering Kybella injections to ensure the best possible results for his patients.