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Kybella - The Non-Surgical Solution To Double Chins


   Have you ever wanted to remove the double chin (submental fullness) appearance in photos with photo editing tools? Have you considered how to improve your profile without going under the knife with plastic surgery? Do you eat healthy and exercise but still have fat under your chin? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions than Pine Belt Dermatology has a treat for you. Fat under the chin is called submental fullness. This is more commonly known as the double-chin. If you have been self-conscious of your double chin, you are not at all alone! Submental fullness can be due to weight gain, genetics, or aging. And sometimes no matter how much you try with exercise or diet the fullness never disappears. PBD now has a product that is guaranteed to make you more confident than ever about the fullness under your chin. The product is called Kybella!


   I mentioned before that you are not alone if you have ever been discouraged by your efforts to conquer the fat beneath your chin. Allergen, the maker of both Botox and Kybella, conducted an online survey of the general public that found that 1 in 4 people reported being bothered by their under chin fullness. Even more interesting was a survey done on an aesthetically oriented population. This means the participants of the study were current users of other cosmetics like Botox, Juvederm, Latisse, or cosmetic lasers. Of this survey, 67% reported being overly conscious of their double-chin (submental fullness).


   Kybella is the amazing new FDA approved injectable that contours moderate to severe fat below the chin. The active ingredient of Kybella is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the absorption and breakdown of dietary fat. Once injected into the fat, Kybella naturally destroys the fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal. For optimal results, the clinical results suggest receiving no less than 2 treatments. Of course, the number of treatments vary on a case by case basis.


   Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are growing more and more popular among Americans. In fact, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s 2015 annual report stated that roughly 85% of all cosmetic procedures done that year were non-surgical. This trend will only continue to rapidly grow in the future. Why receive facial liposuction when you can receive a couple injections that produces a more lasting result? Of all of the submental fullness patients treated in 2016, nearly 54% were treated using Kybella.


   The price for Kybella at Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center is priced at $1,000 per treatment. Which is lower than the national average, which is $1,400. Kybella is a cosmetic procedure, so it is not covered by insurance, however do not let that deter you. Patients interested can utilize CareCredit to pay for this revolutionary service! Another bonus with this product is that because it is a product made by Allergen, patients are able to receive Brilliant Distinction credit for the purchases.


For more information on the benefits of using CareCredit, visit Dr. Duff’s earlier blog discussing the program:  A Different Way to Finance


  If you are bothered at all by the fullness under your chin, please schedule a consultation with one of Pine Belt Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center’s trained providers to discuss if Kybella is right for you. Your best work shouldn’t have to end above the chin.

Kristen Richardson, PA-C Pine Belt Dermatology Physician Assistant

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