Submental fullness, also known as a “double chin” represents excess fat tissue in the upper portion of the neck, just below the chin and jawline.  Prominence of tissue in this region detracts from facial balance, and can cause an older and heavier appearance of the neck.  Submittal fullness is a constant source of concern among patients, is often resistant to diet and weight loss, and has traditionally been very difficult to treat without surgery.  However, we now have an exciting new nonsurgical treatment that can reduce submental fullness, and decrease or eliminate the appearance of a “double chin.”

Kybella, manufactured by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, is the first and only FDA-approved injectable drug that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness due to submental fat.  It is composed of deoxycholic acid, which causes fat cell breakdown, and has been shown to safely and effectively decrease the amount and appearance of submental fat in as few as 2 treatments.  Safe and effective treatments were demonstrated in almost 20 studies, including 2,600 patients.

Kybella treatments are performed in the office by Dr. Ridha, take about 15-20 minutes, and are performed with a local anesthetic, making the treatment itself relatively painless.  Results can be seen as soon as a month after treatment, and follow-up treatments are performed at 1-2 month intervals following the initial injections to maximize the results.

While not everyone with neck laxity or tissue excess is a candidate, many patients will benefit from these treatments, and should be very pleased with the results.  If you or someone you know is concerned by fulness under the chin, call the office and schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Ridha, and find out if Kybella is right for you! (518) 306-5466

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