Kybella: FDA approves injection to eliminate a double chin.

Kybella: FDA approves injection to eliminate a double chin.

double-chin-kybella-stamford-ctIs a double chin ruining your selfie photos? Or do you work out and eat healthy but just cannot get rid of your double chin? Well, we have some very incredible news for you.The FDA just approved an injectable called Kybella that can eliminate a double chin with a series of quick injections. Dr. Ibrahimi has been talking about this drug for months and is very excited to be offering it soon in his own office. Stay tuned for more details on when it will be available in our office. Below is what you need to know for now.


What is Kybella?
Kybella is identical to deoxycholic acid which is produced in your body. Deoxycholic produced in the body helps the body absorb fats.

How does Kybella work?
Kybella is a cytolytic drug, which when injected into tissue physically destroys the cell membrane. When properly injected into submental fat, the drug destroys fat cells.

How much does it cost?
Given that the medication was just FDA approved, pricing information is not yet available.

How long does it take to inject Kybella?
The procedure is an in-office set of injections.

Is Kybella safe?
In the hands of a well trained dermatologist that is trained in the anatomy of the area, yes. According to a press release from the FDA, the safety and effectiveness of Kybella for treatment of submental fat were established in two clinical trials which enrolled 1,022 adult participants with moderate or severe submental fat. Participants were randomly assigned to receive Kybella or a placebo for up to six treatments. The results showed that reductions in submental fat were observed more frequently in participants who received Kybella versus placebo.

What are the most common side effects of Kybella?
The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area.

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