KYBELLA® is a non-human and non-animal formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into subcutaneous fat, KYBELLA® causes lysis of adipocytes, the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Double Chin, Kybella® & Dr. Rubbani
Kybella® is a medication that is FDA-approved for the treatment of submental fullness or double chin. The medication dissolves the fat cells to help decrease fullness over time. A series of treatments is usually recommended depending on the degree of fullness. The medication, deoxycholic acid, has been used for decades for the treatment of cellulite and fat reduction, it is now approved by the FDA as Kybella®. Dr. Rubbani has experience with treatments with such medications as PPC and deoxycholic Acid, for the reduction of fat, for at least a decade. Come experience submental fat reduction with Kybella®.
At Tucson Cosmetics we have seen excellent results with Kybella® in the double chin area. Dr. Rubbani, in her practice, has noticed that she can get significant improvement in the jowl area as well just by performing the submental injections. Once the weight of the chin is diminished we notice the added benefit of a decent size lift in the jowls! Patients love that added benefit. In our practice, we create a customized injection pattern and don’t only rely solely on the standard pattern dots to ensure that we can get the best results!
With over a decade of experience in Mesotherapy techniques, Dr. Rubbani has found that the Kybella® formula certainly produces less swelling as compared to the older generation PPC that was used for mesotherapy and lipodissolve. Not only has our submental chin fat clients done extremely well with the fat loss and skin tightening effects observed with Kybella®, but we have also seen excellent results on Off-Label areas such as the belly, love handles, bra bulge, inner thighs, and many other areas! Patients love to hear that those off label areas are possible. Kybella® is going to be a wonderful alternative to procedures such as Cool Sculpting and Sculpture.
Kybella®. Is It the Next Big Thing for the Double Chin?!
No matter the view, submental fullness associated with subcutaneous fat can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance – leading to an older and heavier look. According to a 2014 survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of consumers are bothered by submental fullness.
Common etiologies of submental fullness are associated with aging, genetics, and/or weight gain. Underlying medical conditions including diseases of the head and neck should be ruled out during clinical assessment of submental fullness.
The aging process can bring unfavorable changes that contribute to the appearance of submental fullness. These include redundancy of skin, accumulation of fat, laxity of the platysma muscle and ptosis of the underlying anatomy.
Take a Closer Look at Current Treatments
Substantial and innovative advancements are occurring in the field of facial aesthetics as physicians and patients seek non-surgical approaches to mitigate signs of facial aging. Despite these advances in facial aesthetics, contouring submental fullness is primarily achieved through invasive techniques, including:
- Submental liposuction
- Submental lipectomy
- Platysma plication
While such procedures, either alone or in combination, yield predictably good results, many patients are averse to surgery and prefer non-surgical methods for achieving their aesthetic goals. Today, non-surgical treatment options are limited to devices that lift lax submental and neck tissue but do not fully address the condition of submental fullness.
My double chin is something I’ve been self-conscious about for a long time. My parents have fullness under their chin, despite being in good shape. I’ve lost about 20 pounds over the last few years, but I could never seem to be able to do anything about my double chin. Kybella® was the right choice for me.
*Individual Results may vary and no guarantees can be made.
**Results may vary. Unless noted otherwise, testimonials provided are patients of Tucson Cosmetics who have undergone completed treatment(s.) Before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. Statements estimating treatment duration and the amount of treatments required are based on the typical experience of patients of Tucson Cosmetics, however, duration and amount of treatments needed may vary per client. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied.