Many people find they have increased levels of fatty tissue under their chin creating the appearance of a “double chin”. This is known as submental fullness and is common in men, women, and all races and ethnicities. Submental fullness is difficult to improve with diet and exercise, and not everyone is a candidate for surgery. Deoxycholic acid injections is an option for treatment of submental fullness.
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid, naturally found in our body, which breaks down and absorb fats in our diets. Kybella, is a commercially available injectable deoxycholic acid, is a nonsurgical, FDA approved injection used for contouring and improving the appearance of submental fullness.
Small amounts are then injected in in the treatment area into the fatty tissue. Patients will need multiple sessions for optimal correction of their submental fullness. Treatments with injectable deoxycholic acid are spaced every 4-6 weeks.