If you are bothered by the fullness beneath your chin, there is now something that can be done.  Kybella treatments, offered by the skin specialists at Village Dermatology in Houston, are a non-surgical way to get rid of that pesky double chin.


Who can benefit from Kybella?

According to a study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons,approximately 67% of people are bothered by the fat beneath their chin.  Anyone who wants to improve the definition of the chin and jawline should come in for an evaluation. 


What causes submental fullness?

Submental fullness, also known as the fat beneath one's chin, is caused by a combination of genetics, aging, and weight gain.  Sometimes, though, even despite diet and exercise, the fullness beneath the chin may not go away, and this can make you appear older and heavier than you truly are.  Kybella is the only treatment that is FDA-approved to get rid of the fat beneath the chin by physically destroying the fat cells.


How does Kybella work?

Kybella is made of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule that helps the body break down and absorb fat in the diet.  When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys the fat cells.  The fat is then cleared from the treated area and is metabolized through the body's natural clearance systems.  Because the fat cells are destroyed, results are pretty much permanent.